Kevin Smith's next adventure? Talk show host
At this point, I'm not really surprised with anything Kevin Smith does. The guy speaks his mind and does as he pleases regardless of what anyone might think of him.
So maybe that's why the next credit on his resume will be talk show host.
The Smith camp has been developing a daily, half-hour, syndicated talk show that would blend chatter and comedy. Smith even asked the fans on twitter if they'd like to come be part of the audience for the project.
Vulture got ahold of an e-mail that the show's booking staff has been sending around to audience hopefuls. Here are the details:
"Smith's reps are telling celebs that the tentatively titled Kevin Smith Project will be "a daily 30-minute entertainment talk show for syndication ... The idea is a Regis and Kelly talk show at the opposite end of the day for the opposite kind of audience — the 12-34 demo. Kevin and his co-host will talk water-cooler topics at the top of the show, followed by a celebrity interview and a comedy segment from the field (a la The Daily Show). Each show will feature one celebrity interview." The message also gives a hint as to which studios might be behind the project: "The show is being positioned to air following TMZ, in the 6-8pm time period on the Fox stations in all the major markets." TMZ hails from Warner Bros. Television's Telepictures unit, so that studio could be a likely home for Smith; the Fox stations also could be behind the show via their sister studio, Twentieth Television. (Vulture is in the process of contacting those studios and we'll update you if we find out more specifics, including the identity of the aforementioned co-host: Will it be Scott Mosier, his partner for his online SModcasts? Or a reunion with Jay?)"
Someone had to fill in for Opera, right?