Sherri Shepherd to host 'The Newlywed Game': Does this make you more (or less) likely to watch?

Sherri-shepherdImage Credit: Carol Kaelson/Lifetime NetworksActress-comedian Sherri Shepherd, co-host of The View, is about to embark on a new and very different TV gig: as host of The Newlywed Game. According to the Associated Press, Shepherd will take over the reins of the long-running game show when it returns to the GSN in November. Presumably GSN felt that Shepherd, with her bubbly (or some might say bubble-headed) on-air personality, would be a zingier presence on the show than its previous host, Carnie Wilson, who left the job after just one year, and filed a suit against the network last month. Shepherd—who has earned mockery for some of her comments on The View, including her contention that she doesn’t believe in evolution and isn’t completely sure that the world is round—told the AP that she’ll share her own relationship wisdom with contestants: “I’m gonna tell the women you better make those men feel like they’re on top of the world…. Otherwise, you’re gonna be dealing with a pouting man.” Hmm, we’ll see how that advice goes over here in the 21st century. “I get to have fun,” Shepherd enthused about her new job. “I’m not going to be arguing with anybody about whether we should pull the troops out of Afghanistan.” Well, that’s a relief, at least.

If you ask me, the only true host of The Newlywed Show is Bob (“In the butt, Bob”) Eubanks, who held the job on and off for more than 30 years. I can’t say I find much appeal in the prospect of watching Sherri Shepherd try to one-up the contestants on who can say the most embarrassing things. But what about you? Will you tune in? You know the drill: Sound off in the comments.

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  • Chappel

    I can’t think of ANY woman on the View that would make me more likely to watch ANY show. They all suck. And, yes Whoopi, I do mean suck, suck.

  • sinicalgrl

    that woman gets on my last nerve – I would not watch anything with her on it – and she is in no small part why I cannot watch The View any longer.

    • Dominic

      Is she the one who thought the world was flat?

    • Marbo

      You can hire me for cheap. I am a overweight white woman whose funny

    • Mar

      I soooo agree. She is going to be the end of the newlywed game. She is beyond annoying!

      • gay tsuma

        I loved Carnie, don’t like this new chick, she sucks and isn’t funny at all!

  • Allie

    sherri sheperd was hilarious on less than perfect and i think she played one of robert’s girlfriends on raymond. but i don’t really like game shows so i probably won’t watch

    • kim in kentucky

      no, she played Robert’s partner (they were cops)

  • Bibi

    The Newlywed Game has had runs before. It’s just a tacky show and I wouldn’t watch it no matter who hosted it.

  • casey

    Blerg. Don’t need a new Dating Game. Sherrie is a dim bulb.

  • Generation Gossip

    No I won’t be watching it. But Good Luck Sherri!!!

    Check OUt

  • Gato

    Dang Sherri has 3 jobs!! I cant find one!! Get that money girl!!

  • CJ

    She is the exact reason I won’t watch. She is an embarrassment on the View. She is so in over her head. She was funny on Everybody Loves Raymond, but that’s it. All you have to do to get me NOT to watch is tell me she’s going to be the host, and that’ll do it.

    • leehung

      You got it CJ. I can’t think of anyone more unqualified than this woman……

    • JOYCE

      No I will not watch it anymore,. I liked carnie but I can’t stand sherri on the view or on this one.

  • chris

    i wont watch

    • phil

      newlywed game Are There No More White Actress To Host That Game. Now It Seems That All Hosts Are African American We Are A Club Of300.40 People Wont Watch Newlywed Game Any More

      • Gina

        I will watch she’s great white or black anyone who doesnt think so is probably racist comedy is comedy

      • valerie

        Who cares if you watch! Evidently, GSN felt Sherrie was the one for the show or she would have not been chosen! Carnie was so depressed about gaining her weight back that she couldn’t lose. It was becoming a problem. You could tell by the way she was losing patience on her reality show. She let her personal complex ruin her moments on the show!

      • j

        y because their black huh

      • Elicia

        Wow your racist comment really shows the lack of your brains development. What difference does it make to you what race the host is? Club300.40 can kiss my caramel colored a–!

    • Monique

      Phil, You all Are A Club Of300.40 racist Idiots! Really? Won’t watch because there’s a black host? You must live a really miserable life with only a few shows to watch these days! lol

  • lilkunta

    getting on view has really opened doors for her. i am jealous.

  • Otis

    First, anyone from the View would turn me off from watching; second, only a man can get away with the lecherous comments and stare needed to make the Newlywed game watchable.


    I watched it for years with Bob Eubanks on the original network and GSN. I didn’t watch the Carnie version. I probably will watch and see how Sherri does.

    • Claire

      I like her and wish her well also. I’m actually watching the show right now and she’s cute and engaging!

  • mama2726

    I don’t like her on the view- so guess what i won’t watch her on the newlywed game.

  • darclyte

    Sorry, this is DOA. The woman is a dope, and brings nothing to the series. Since they’re relocating the series to NYC to accommodate her, why not hire someone who would be a better fit for this type of program who happens to live in NYC? Howard Stern would be a prefect host for this program. He’s played variations of this game on his show for years, has said that he’d love to host a game show, and wouldn’t have any problems asking those types of questions. Another option, Jerry Seinfeld. He isn’t doing anything and would be great with his deadpan humor.

    • Mar

      Yeah! Jerry Seinfeld….that would be a perfect choice!

  • JPX

    Sherri Shepherd stated on the View that she was not sure if Earth was round or flat. That’s all I need to know about this dolt.

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