Tom Bergeron won’t be getting any more rest next season. America’s Funniest Home Videos has just been renewed for season 23 by ABC. Bergeron hosts the venerable home movie show, in addition to already-renewed Dancing with the Stars.
America’s Funniest Home Videos began in 1989 with Bob Saget as host. He continued until 1997 and John Fugelsang & Daisy Fuentes took over briefly. Bergeron started in 2001, is AFV’s longest-serving host and has led more than 200 installments.
AFV has lost some ratings steam this season, averaging a 1.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 6.64 million total viewers. It’s ABC’s ninth highest-rated non-scripted show out of 13. Still, one would guess that it’s the network’s cheapest show to produce.
ABC will announce their 2012-13 season schedule next week so we’ll know if the network plans to shift AFV to another night (as they did with Extreme Makeover: Home Edition) or keep it on Sundays.
What do you think? Are you an AFV fan? Does ABC still need to produce new episodes or could they just re-run old ones?
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