'The Hasselhoffs' canceled after one night
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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  1. Boots

    I can haz grammar

    December 13, 2010 at 7:08 am | Report abuse |
  2. God

    Anna, you are as big of a disappointment to me as the OP is.

    December 13, 2010 at 7:06 am | Report abuse |
  3. DotDotDot

    I'm deeply concerned about the 500,000 people who tuned in for a second episode.

    December 12, 2010 at 2:35 am | Report abuse |
  4. Duangga

    there is a god. Can someone finally cancel the Palin show and Palin too?

    December 11, 2010 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  5. D. DeNiro

    I'm grammaring as I blog. I hope you don't have your camera watching...

    December 11, 2010 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
  6. Fred Flinstone

    I grammar all the time.

    December 11, 2010 at 1:40 am | Report abuse |
  7. CR

    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?

    December 10, 2010 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Sarah Palinn

    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)

    December 10, 2010 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  9. rad

    Yall are funny

    December 10, 2010 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
  10. mr.t

    pls to learn how to grammar

    December 10, 2010 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  11. double trouble

    @@@ Mr.Assange,

    How's the herpes outbreak?!?! LMAO

    December 10, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  12. doubletrouble

    @@@Mr. Assange, how's the herpes outbreak?

    December 10, 2010 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  13. michelle

    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.

    December 10, 2010 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • TJ

      If that's true about A&E then that means that none of the other networks wanted him. The guy's a loser!

      December 10, 2010 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  14. oh oh

    For the bonehead talk..how could you forget William Shatner, Michael Richards and Michael Lohan

    December 10, 2010 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  15. mudd

    wow this was all too funny reading! grammar to all and to all a goodnite

    December 10, 2010 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  16. crump

    Hoff the air.

    December 10, 2010 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Name*monique

    now if gosselin will get the ax , tv may get better

    December 10, 2010 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Wow

    I am now much stupider for having read this thread. Thank you, everyone. I Grammar You All, Grammar, Wow.

    December 10, 2010 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Godsmack#1

    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!

    December 10, 2010 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Babydog

      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!

      January 6, 2011 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Lauren

    I'm grammaring myself right now.

    December 10, 2010 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Paulie C

    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.

    December 10, 2010 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Dougtheleper

    Those two episodes will be played over and over for years in Germany. There will likely be a candlelight vigil for this news.

    December 10, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  23. kenny

    Gramer who!

    December 10, 2010 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Angela

    How about a Grammy Award for those who grammar best?

    December 10, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Angela

    I am so out of touch.
    I didn't know that grammar is a verb now!
    So cool. I grammar you, sweetheart. Totally.

    December 10, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  26. @Evansville

    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!

    December 10, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Fred

    He needs to start acting his age of 58. He's not cutting it as a teenager.

    December 10, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Harry posey

    All reality shows need to get off the air

    December 10, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Erin


    December 10, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  30. grammy

    I grammar too! i grammar my ass off!

    December 10, 2010 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Pliny

    I imagine that the box-set for season-one will be kinda thin.

    December 10, 2010 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Julian Assange

    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.

    December 10, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Snookie

    Oh! And I grammer baby, I grammer.

    December 10, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Snookie

    Those girls were white as ghosts!!!

    December 10, 2010 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  35. t-lo

    Knight Rider rocked! Maybe they could have incorporated Kitt in this new show might have helped lol

    December 10, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  36. patti

    Don't care! Bye.bye.

    December 10, 2010 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Gillboyco1

    Cause your career is over and you need to go. Better luck with reruns in germany

    December 10, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Nate

    Exploit their music??? Fail!

    December 10, 2010 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Gizmo

    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.

    December 10, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  40. t

    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.

    December 10, 2010 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Julia

      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.

      December 10, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eric

      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.

      December 10, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  41. pronoss

    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.

    December 10, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  42. ed

    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...

    December 10, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Allison

    Thank God...

    December 10, 2010 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  44. allred

    think david hassleoff and mel gibson could be the start of the " puke pack " anybody got any ideas for other members ?

    December 10, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  45. hoffenstein

    Hoff is off! So what
    He needs a break, maybe to a nice bar, somewhere need a beach!

    December 10, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Fart

    @j.lind I don't know about the idiots but I'd like to ask, DO YOU GRAMMAR?

    December 10, 2010 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  47. j.lind

    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.

    December 10, 2010 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • get a clue

      Does anyone grammar? I can't remember the last time I grammar, it must have been years ago!

      December 10, 2010 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Oops

      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.

      December 10, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • anna

      Since you have obviously read the comments and commented yourself do you consider yourself and idiot too??

      Also you should take grammer lessons!

      December 10, 2010 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cindy

      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? 🙂

      December 10, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Darth Vader

      "Do any of you idiots grammar?"


      December 13, 2010 at 7:05 am | Report abuse |
    • uhh...ok

      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.

      December 24, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Jack

    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

    December 10, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Julian Assange

    I demand a reality show based upon my voyage to the moon with hearthrob Lance Bass.

    December 10, 2010 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  50. San Jose

    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...

    December 10, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  51. mary whitner

    Good ideal!!!

    December 10, 2010 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  52. suzi starz n peace

    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.....

    December 10, 2010 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • lydia

      Then comment on it. Who's stopping you?

      December 10, 2010 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Amy

      I know, right...you are aware that this is the entertainment section, right? If you don't like it, don't comment.

      December 10, 2010 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
  53. alabama *10*

    Omg! That show. Was HORRIABLE!!!!! Not surprised!

    December 10, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  54. dislikes the Hoff

    I didnt even bother to watch. puke!

    December 10, 2010 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  55. theresa


    December 10, 2010 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  56. richard in houston

    David who ?

    December 10, 2010 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  57. peggy

    And oh yeah please keep it on. Thank you

    December 10, 2010 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  58. peggy

    I enjoyed the show it is better than all of the reruns A&E keeps showing and David is my favorite.

    December 10, 2010 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  59. Stephen


    December 10, 2010 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |

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