December 10th, 2010
11:11 AM ET
'The Hasselhoffs' canceled after one night
Apparently watching the Hoff was just too much of a hassle for A&E viewers. The network has pulled the reality series "The Hasselhoffs" after just two episodes, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The first of the 30-minute shows, which followed the adventures of former "Baywatch" star David Hasselhoff as he helped daughters Taylor Ann and Hayley pursue show business careers, premiered December 5 to only 718,000 viewers. By the second episode, which aired that same evening, viewership was down to 505,000 viewers.
"It was an opportunity to have a half-hour commercial for who we are, and not 'This is who we are because you read about it in a magazine.' It was an opportunity to come clean and talk about what it's like being David Hasselhoff and the business. It's not like the Kardashians or Ozzy Osbourne," 58-year-old Hasselhoff has said of why he did the show.
"Whether it lasts 10 more episodes or no more episodes, we did it, we're there," he added. "And in the end, I'm happy with the progression of my daughters, and why we did it was to exploit their music."
Eight episodes of "The Hasselhoffs" remain unaired, according to the Hollywood Reporter, but don't feel too bad for the Hoff just yet. A publicist for the actor told EW.com that he's "in talks" to join "Britain's Got Talent," although the source added that there are some scheduling issues that would need to be resolved before any deal is negotiated.
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I can haz grammar
Anna, you are as big of a disappointment to me as the OP is.
I'm deeply concerned about the 500,000 people who tuned in for a second episode.
there is a god. Can someone finally cancel the Palin show and Palin too?
I'm grammaring as I blog. I hope you don't have your camera watching...
I grammar all the time.
How do the old washed up, has been actors stay in the lime light? Hoff, Ponch, the Quaker oats dude! They don't do anything but make cameos. Are we laughing at them or with them?
Wow, he must feel like a complete failure. He was kicked off DWTS after only one episode...lol. My daughter Bristol made it to the finals and my show is going strong. You betcha!! (wink)
Yall are funny
pls to learn how to grammar
How's the herpes outbreak?!?! LMAO
@@@Mr. Assange, how's the herpes outbreak?
it probably did so bad because nobody watches A&E . . Put it on Mtv or KTLA and you'll see a higher number. Not only that but there was barely any advertisement for it.
If that's true about A&E then that means that none of the other networks wanted him. The guy's a loser!
For the bonehead talk..how could you forget William Shatner, Michael Richards and Michael Lohan
wow this was all too funny reading! grammar to all and to all a goodnite
Hoff the air.
now if gosselin will get the ax , tv may get better
I am now much stupider for having read this thread. Thank you, everyone. I Grammar You All, Grammar, Wow.
I don't really care much for him and I didn't watch his show but I'm sure its not as bad as Sara Palin's show. At least he is not out there gunning down everything that walks and has fur!
Oh how original...slamming Sara Palin. Why can't people just leave her alone? She has too much class to be talked about in a comment section about David Hasselhoff. I'd rather watch her show anyday!
I'm grammaring myself right now.
If the American viewing public would only take more interest in their own lives, and focus more time and effort on bettering themselves and the lives of those around them, we wouldn't have to contend with this trash and distraction on TV.
Those two episodes will be played over and over for years in Germany. There will likely be a candlelight vigil for this news.
How about a Grammy Award for those who grammar best?
I am so out of touch.
I didn't know that grammar is a verb now!
So cool. I grammar you, sweetheart. Totally.
A&E should make a bonehead talk show with the Hoff as the talk host, Mel Gibson as the on the street butthead and Keane West as the music lead. Then all the people who don't have a clue can now have a progran just for them!
He needs to start acting his age of 58. He's not cutting it as a teenager.
All reality shows need to get off the air
I grammar too! i grammar my ass off!
I imagine that the box-set for season-one will be kinda thin.
It was a reality show?...He should have been on "Intervention" I would have loved to see Hoff drunk on the floor eating greasy food.
Oh! And I grammer baby, I grammer.
Those girls were white as ghosts!!!
Knight Rider rocked! Maybe they could have incorporated Kitt in this new show might have helped lol
Don't care! Bye.bye.
Cause your career is over and you need to go. Better luck with reruns in germany
Exploit their music??? Fail!
Grammer,shrammer! Don't clould the fact the Hasselhoff sucks and alway's did! T.V. sucks unless you have a D.V.D. player.
I don't even bother watching A&E, it's too boring. Also, I bever had a problem with 5-10 minutes of commercials, so I'll stick with the legal stuff.
You don't even have to pirate it. Stay legal and TVO or DVR any show you want to see, then play it back and fast-forward through the commercials. That's what I do because I can't stand watch 4 minutes of a show and 2.5 minutes of commercials. I don't need a break every 4-5 minutes. Plus, if I'm going to buy a product, it's not because of of the insensate replays for the same product during the shows. If I want to see what's coming on next, i use the guide or stop it during the fastforward and watch just the preview. then resume the fast forward back to the show. Did you know that in every hour of tv, there are 20 minutes of commercials. Lots of wasted time. I can use the DVR and watch a show in 40 minutes, all legal.
I also use a DVR to zoom through commercials for the 2-4 hours of TV I watch per month (yes, really). HOWEVER, when I see a commercial that actually interest me (a new movie preview for a movie I want to watch) I actually will backup and watch the commercial, maybe even watch it twice.
So in a way ads become more effective; I just skip the ones that don't apply to me. For example, I'm a vegetarian and don't eat fast food I'm going to ignore ads for Arby's and McDonalds.
Thats why I pirated it, Screw Nielsen families, Nielsen families are retarded and trying count them as actual vieweres are stupid. Ultimately pirating doesnt even hurt a show cause all they count are those stupid nielsen rating boxes attached to tv and if you don't have one, you are not counted.
But with all the spam on television, who wants to watch a 15 minute show just to get 30 minutes of commercials every 2 minutes?
icefilms.info / movieplex.org / amazingmoviez.com etc watch everything commercial free, never have television spam again.
i watched the show, its was ok. I watched the first episode. I dont see why they took it off, you do need time for the show to build character and a foundation for its viewers. I think they should have kept it on air for at least a month and then decide...
think david hassleoff and mel gibson could be the start of the " puke pack " anybody got any ideas for other members ?
Hoff is off! So what
He needs a break, maybe to a nice bar, somewhere need a beach!
@j.lind I don't know about the idiots but I'd like to ask, DO YOU GRAMMAR?
I grammar all day long!!
You put your right foot in and you shake it all about, then you turn yourself around. I think that is how you do the grammar! LMAO...................
Got grammar? LMAO!
Do any of you idiots grammar? The only thing worse than this supposed 'news' article is the fact that those who've commented are even more dumb than The Hoff. Read a book people.
Does anyone grammar? I can't remember the last time I grammar, it must have been years ago!
The only thing worse than your mean comment is the fact that you're talking about people's grammar and you left out the verb "know" in your own sentence about grammar. Maybe YOU are the one who needs to check your grammar . . . at least before you click 'post' when you're trying to insult other people.
Since you have obviously read the comments and commented yourself do you consider yourself and idiot too??
Also you should take grammer lessons!
I was having such a bad day then I saw your comment. Thank you for making me laugh. I will be looking for instructions all day on how to grammar....Sounds fun, I wonder if you can take lessons? 🙂
"Do any of you idiots grammar?"
1. Grammar is not a verb, and you are a moron.
2. "More dumb" is bad grammar. It should be "more stupid."
3. You suck.
People. PLEASE get a life and stop letting the morons who run the networks rule your life. This stuff is grade A crap. Get a grip people. Go out and do something productive and turn off the stupid TV
I demand a reality show based upon my voyage to the moon with hearthrob Lance Bass.
Funny stuff Mr. Assange
I was wondering who the hell was going to watch that show.
@suzi- go to other sections besides entertainment and then you can comment on more important things...
why dont they let us make comments on much more important stuff than whether david hassellhoff n his kids are on tv or not? Really???? I'm pretty sure they will be ok financially regardless. Lets get onto something that really deserves our immediate attention. I can think of lots of stuff. wow.....
Then comment on it. Who's stopping you?
I know, right...you are aware that this is the entertainment section, right? If you don't like it, don't comment.
Omg! That show. Was HORRIABLE!!!!! Not surprised!
You're right. It was HORRIBLE. Just HORRIBLE. And I never saw it. =O)
I didnt even bother to watch. puke!
The Huff is NUTS!!
I agree, he wasnt much of an actor, who would want to watch him on TV?
David who ?
And oh yeah please keep it on. Thank you
I enjoyed the show it is better than all of the reruns A&E keeps showing and David is my favorite.