Episodes: 194 (hour)
TV show dates: January 23, 2004 – June 12, 2009
Series status: Cancelled/ended
Performers include: Paul F. Tompkins, Doug Benson, Mike Britt, Judah Friedlander, Rob Huebel, Nick Kroll, Chuck Nice, Melissa Rauch, Paul Scheer, Jessica St. Clair, and Adam Winer.
TV show description:
This weekly series can be summed up by its tagline, “It’s everything you love, everything you missed, and all the stuff you need to see again.”
Various comedians review weekly events in pop culture, including celebrity gossip and other happenings in entertainment. As the show evolves the name changes to Best Week Ever With Paul F. Tompkins. AS the host, Tompkins is seated at a podium and summarizes events from the preceding week. He then offers comic “panelists” the opportunity to share their own review of news items.
Popular segments include “In Case You Missed It,” “Eight Words or Less,” “Blind Item,” “Idol Worship” (covering American Idol), a Q&A session called “Ask Best Week Ever,” and “Hot/Not Hot.”
After various segments of pop culture, each episode ends with the selection of a celebrity winner of the Best Week Ever. Winners have included and ranged from game show host Bob Barker to the Nintendo Wii, to Barack Obama.
Segments and news items covered include Carrie Prejean fired, Cake Boss, the Tony Awards, NBC’s I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here, ABC’s The Bachelorette, Former First Lady Barbara Bush’s 85th birthday party, a 72-year-old woman mouthing off to cops and gets tased, and Right Wing Rap.
Sizzler segment: Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears, kids from Billy Elliot.
In Case You Missed It pieces: College Life, ABC’s The View, Jeopardy, Music For the Soul, NBC’s Today Show, New York Goes to Work, and Martha Stewart.
Best Week Ever winner: Dan Maschella, the guy who finds clips for the show.
First aired: February 22, 2008.
What happened next?
VH1 has indicated that they intend to revive the show but with a new format and host.