Do we really need Donny and Marie Osmond back on TV?

Dm_lI may heart Donny Osmond, but I had the same reaction as my friend Sheila when I read that he and Marie are reportedly being courted for network and syndicated hosting gigs: "Jesus Christ! Make it stop!"

I’m pretty sure we didn’t need to see daily coverage of them on the entertainment news shows during Marie’s Dancing With the Stars run — and I know I didn’t need to see The Insider on the airplane with them as they traveled home to their father’s funeral last month. (For the record, I didn’t: I flipped the channel.)

So who else thinks that before anyone signs anything, TV execs should be forced to sit in a room with Marie for five hours as she’s cracking one-liners? Or would you disagree with me and argue the duo can’t get back on the air fast enough?

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  • Jim

    Donny I can’t stomach, but I actually like Marie. They’ve already gone the talk show route and did OK, but I’d really see her get back to Broadway and stage work. I saw her in “The King and I” and was very surprised at how very very good she was.

  • Maya

    I disagree! I actually think Donny and Marie are hysterical together. Yes, Donny was annoying on ET during DWTS, but I’ve always thought they made a great team. They balance each other. I’d like to see them do a family-oriented variety/entertainment show with all kinds of different acts. In limited runs, it could be excellent. But I also agree with Jim above that I hope we get to see Marie back on Broadway.

  • Sally

    They’re older and wiser and Marie showed she had a sense of humor. I think it will work. Blame it on DWTS re-surrecting the careers of almost-dead in the water celebs.

  • Jeff

    LOVE THEM!!!
    Bring Marie back to TV now and I will watch her every day!

  • ger

    Mandi, your friend Sheila is so right. “Jesus Christ! Make it stop!”

  • Cara

    I can’t stand Marie, but I think Donny is still pretty charming and personable. Yes, the press junket for a reality competition he wasn’t even a part of was a little much, but overall he comes off as a nice guy. With him to temper Marie, I might actually watch.
    …If I really, really didn’t have anything better to do.

  • DMob

    Please make it stop !! Enough is enough!

  • Babuda

    Ugh. I never had a problem with them before, but their obnoxious behavior during DWTS was a real turn-off. They’re just so…yucky.

  • Babuda

    Ugh. I never had a problem with them before, but their obnoxious behavior during DWTS was a real turn-off. They’re just so…yucky.

  • Michele

    All the fond memories I had of watching the Donnie and Marie show as a child were pushed aside by her annoying run on DWtS and his obnoxious banter on every entertainment show on the air. Please don’t bring them back!!!

  • tia

    Shouldn’t this be under the category or headline “Things that make me die a little inside.”

  • “Jesus Christ! Make it stop!”

    “Jesus Christ! Make it stop!”

  • Crow

    Here’s a fun quiz. Who could swim out further in the ocean before drowning?
    A. Donny Osmond
    B. Marie Osmond
    C. Hard to tell, but definitely worth trying.

  • Brandon

    People relax…obviously there’s plenty of viewers and fans that love Donny and Marie otherwise they would never be on TV! Give them a break or get use to it.

  • Silv

    If they can tame Marie’s love of one-liners, D&M might temper each other out. They worked before, why not?

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