Having your own talk show is a different kind of famous than starring in a network television program. It’s been almost a decade since Sally Jessy Raphael was cancelled, and yet, most people still have a very clear, well-defined picture of the redhead. Do you remember any of the dudes from Men Behaving Badly? How about anyone involved with Life On A Stick? Most network television programs come and go, but show up with your own talk show and people will remember you forever. Unfortunately, that familiarity is no guarantee of employment.

Gruff, no-nonsense and prone to the occasional lecture, Sally Jessy had her own show for nineteen years, but when it all ended in 2002, she somehow wound up on VH1’s The Surreal Life. Now, according to Deadline, she’s ready to take another run at television. Entitled I’m Still Sally, the partially-scripted reality show will follow the seventy-five year old as she desperately searches for a new TV gig. Her elderly husband Karl will appear, alongside a gay assistant and a mouthy housekeeper. At some point she'll yell at them. Gotta have sassy side characters, though where they might be seen is anyone's guess. The show is still yet to be officially picked up by any network.

Are there really people who would watch this? Whatever happened to aging gracefully? I’m out on this one, but if TBS ever starts airing re-runs of her talk show, my production here at Cinema Blend will suffer.

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