Oh no! Vulture is reporting that Best Week Ever may be going off the air forever!

We hear from a source close to the production of Best Week Ever, which just went on summer hiatus, that the show’s future is in jeopardy. It will be off the air until 2010, which some employees are considering effectively the same as a cancellation, since Best Week Ever normally breaks for weeks at a time, not months. In fact, we’re told that recent New York City transplant Paul F. Tompkins is considering moving back to Los Angeles. When reached for comment, a spokesperson told us that “VH1′s Best Week Ever has actually gone on its scheduled production hiatus and will return in January 2010. Its companion piece Best Day Ever, which spoofs that day’s pop-culture news, will return this fall.” No reason was given for the extended time away, but apparently staffers were hopeful that the full 30-minute version would be back this fall.

We have heard similar things! From sources and stuff. Journalism!

Admittedly, I think I’m the only person I know who watches this show, but that’s just because I don’t have very many friends (boo hoo, just kidding, I have so many friends. They’re mostly Canadian, that’s why you don’t know them. Don’t worry about it) and the friends I do have make terrible decisions on a regular basis. The show can be hit or miss and they should have dumped the Sizzler when they changed formats, but Paul F. Tompkins is TBS Very Funny. And Best Week Ever has been a VH1 flagship for years! What will be the tentpole around which the network is built now? Tool Academy Season 2? Some Tertiary Whore From One Of Our Other Shows From Eight Months Ago Of Love? For better or for worse, the Best Week Ever franchise provided a momentary reprieve from the relentless episodes of Body Shot House, or whatever.

Besides, Paul F. Tompkins is so great. He should have so many shows. Here he is some more:

Get it together, VH1. Matsuflex does not a network make.

Comments (18)
  1. Apparently they need the airtime for Tough Love Charm School with Jenny Jones.

  2. Maybe it’s the quality of the videos but in the first two his suit is totally dizzying, like a Magic Eye.

  3. That’s terrible! The show has gotten worse since they changed to a single host, but Paul F. Tompkins is funny, and it’s still better than anything on that entire channel. I refuse to believe that anything else they could put in that time slot would get more viewers.

  4. Jason  |   Posted on Jun 9th, 2009 0

    I will not miss this show.

  5. justthecrust  |   Posted on Jun 9th, 2009 +4

    One the one hand I do want PFT (who is the best) to succeed with everything he does. And this is a big downer. On the other hand, he didn’t really fit with the rest of the programming on the channel and you know VH1 just wanted to compete with the Soup. And even though PFT is way more talented and original than Joel Mchale, he is too smart for the average audience. So pretty much PFT is way too good for VH1 and I hope that this change, although unfortunate as it is, opens up doors for him and presents new exciting opportunities. Let’s be honest PFT is a game changer and I think he will most definitely be the most famous ever.

  6. I miss the old format. Now it just feels Soup-ish. PFT is funny, but it’s the kind of thing that I’ll only watch when I have absolutely nothing else to do.

    Doug Benson should be on more, and The Sizzler should not exist anymore.

  7. I love PFT! I wish I could watch Best Week Ever. Sigh, maybe in a loving future where VH1 doesn’t geogate their online episodes…

  8. i was at their party last night and like only a handful o’ writers turned up — definitely no pft. how can that show be canceled? it’s got to cost all of 10 bucks to produce. the real losers in this deal? three-piece-suit salespeople.

  9. Zsa Zsa  |   Posted on Jun 9th, 2009 +9

    Although PFT is funny, I think the old format was a lot better.

  10. Zsa Zsa  |   Posted on Jun 9th, 2009 -2

    Although PFT is funny, I think the old format was a lot better.

  11. this is no good. I have a Saturday hangover routine of coffee and watching the soup and then best week ever. what am i supposed to do now??? my gag reflex is much too strong when i’m hung over to handle any of that flava of charm school of love bus: the inferno.

  12. Ssmith  |   Posted on Jun 9th, 2009 +6

    I agree that the old format was infinitely funnier than the current format with PFT. He’s certainly funny in his own right, but you just can’t top Frangela. That said, the show has a lot of merit; shame that it may be ending.

  13. Luddite  |   Posted on Jun 9th, 2009 +3

    I love BWE because it means I can stay minimally informed on how terrible pop culture is these days, without having to endure more than ten seconds of the Hills or Real Housewives. Score!

  14. umm paul f. thompkins is not funny.

  15. I know I am echoing a lot of what has already been said but I really loved this show in its old format, except for The Sizzler which is always terrible to the point where I would mute it. No offense to Paul F Thompkins, who I think is funny in pretty much everything else I have seen him in, but the new format is terrible and he is terrible at it. The show needs to be cancelled or reimagined.

  16. so is still up right?

    is this some kind of june fools joke?

  17. I usually agree with Gabe but any show that allowed Doug Benson to bother me week after to week, is one that needs to go far far away. The Soup FTW.

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