I’ve really missed Tavis since BET was dumb enough to send him packing. He’s finally got another TV show, this time on PBS. Check your local listings and set your recorders.
(via the EUR)
SOMEBODY GET TAVIS SMILEY SOME WATER
‘Mr. Always Working’ is coming back to late-night TV.
*Sometimes we have to ask ourselves is Tavis Smiley man or machine? That’s because the talk show host-author-lecturer is on the move again with a new TV show.
The Tavis Smiley Show will debut this Monday, January 5 in late night on PBS.
Oh yeah, did we mention that he also has three books in the offing for 2004 on his new imprint, Smiley Books as well as a hardback from Doubleday?
But back to the new TV show. It’s being tagged as “Intelligent Entertainment.” The program will be produced at LA’s KCET studios and will be the first West Coast
based talk show of any kind for the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).
Guests for the premiere week already include Bill Cosby, Newt Gingrich, Howard Dean and Magic Johnson.
In Monday’s EUR, Tavis tells us how and why the show happened; he talks about the knock-out set designed by Venus Williams and why he lost over 70 pounds.