Here’s a familiar plot line: a wacky, outspoken TV talk show host clashes repeatedly with his wife, who is also producing the program. But each week, in the end, laughs and some lessons about matrimony prevail.
That’s the accidental sitcom context of Jay Mohr‘s latest non-sitcom project, which for his sake we hope lasts longer than his sitcoms. Beginning September 7, Mohr will talk up three topics at a time on FUEL TV for something called Master Debaters with Jay Mohr, under the watchful eye of producer-wife Nikki Cox. Per the press release:
Mohr is joined weekly by a panel that includes former Major League outfielder Eric Byrnes and comedian Na’im Lynn. Special guests including Ron Artest, Michael Rapaport, Mark McGrath, Jason Ellis, Bryan Callen, Kevin Frazier, Jeremy Roenick, and Ralphie May join in the group discussions each week.
Mohr’s new gabfest also sounds a whole lot like former Fox Sports staple The Best Damned Sports Show Period, which is fine, because that format has always seemed to be one of the better ones within which to kibbitz about trending topics.