Living It Up with Ali & Jack Summary
- Living It Up with Ali & Jack is 1 hr long
- 5 Taping(s) per week
- Opened September 22, 2003
- Show Closed: June 17, 2004
- TV Broadcast
Ali Wentworth, the wife of George Stephanopoulos, and former NBC newsman Jack Ford, host "Living it up with Ali and Jack", which is a breezy morning talk show format similar to the longtime syndie staple "Live! With Regis & Kelly."
Living It Up with Ali & Jack Cancellation Details
Jack Ford's news experience and Ali Wentworth's comedic edge wasn't enough to get this Regis and Kelly look-a-like TV show, that often used canned laughter and an applause track, off the ground . The lackluster ratings never got any better and there was heaps of blame all around, but the most evident was the lack of interesting guests. The show was canceled in 2004, after one just season and the two never worked together again.
Living It Up with Ali & Jack Broadcast Time
Living It Up with Ali and Jack TV show is transmitted daily 5 times a week.
Living It Up with Ali & Jack Background
It is unclear if they will do a piece on why this kind of TV show fails miserably and who thought that the chemistry between these two hacks would work. True to form, native New Yorkers wouldn't dream of setting foot into the audience - Something I did a number of times, and was astounded by the amount of technical mistakes they made - especially the canned applause that continued 2 whole seconds after everyone in the audience was quiet - thank the lord for those mid-west visitors, they just lap it up - not sure if that's their target demographic though, can you say "vagina" on TV in the Ohio ?
Although an alternate title of "Jack and Ali" rolls off the tongue so much more smoothly - staffers say that as Ali brings the talent, the name and the dollars - so she gets top billing. Its another case of women and their egos ruling the New York yakker circuit - so who cares if it sounds better.
Wentworth spent two years on "In Living Color" and counts more than 100 guest spots on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno."
Needless to say, Wentworth throws some man-on-the-street segments into the mix, it is unclear if the Tonight Show lawyers have something to say about that. The King World production of Living it up with Ali and Jack is co-anchored by former NBC newsman Jack Ford. Living it Up with Ali & Jack is recorded live (albeit transmitted in short-delay form) and uses the familiar one-hour daytime variety show format.
The series features topical commentary from the hosts, celebrity and non-celebrity interviews, segments based on articles from the Hearst stable of magazines (Cosmopolitan, etc.), music, field pieces tuned to Ali Wentworth’s humor, games and contests utilizing both the in-studio and viewing audiences, and other pop culture pieces.
Living It Up with Ali & Jack Notes
CBS Broadcast Center 524
New York, NY 10019
Living It Up with Ali & Jack Ticket Information
Free tickets to Living it Up with Ali & Jack are available
Living It Up with Ali & Jack Show Schedule
Living it Up with Ali & Jack tapes Live every Monday through Thursday from 9am until 10am. There is also a second show every Thursday afternoon at 12:30pm. Arrival time for the morning shows is 7:15am for the 9am show. Arrival time for Thursday afternoons show is 11am for the 12:30pm show.
- Ali Wentworth
- Jack Ford
- King World Production