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The Bonnie Hunt Show
Bonnie Hunt Show Logo.jpg
Format Talk show
Country of origin United States
Production
Location(s) Culver City
Running time 60 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Syndication, NBC
Original run September 8, 2008 – present
External links
Official website

The Bonnie Hunt Show is a syndicated talk show hosted by Bonnie Hunt. It premiered on September 8, 2008. It is the second show featuring Bonnie Hunt to have that title. The first was a sitcom that ran for one season in 1995 and was retitled Bonnie when it returned after a mid-season hiatus. The show's second season premiered on September 8, 2009.

It was announced on December 7, 2009 that The Bonnie Hunt Show would not return for a third season and will end its run in May 2010.[1]

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About The Bonnie Hunt Show

The Bonnie Hunt Show first aired on September 8, 2008. Her first guest was Robin Williams and her first musical guest was Meiko.[2] The show has the same concept as of other talk shows such as The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The show has a monologue at the beginning of the show and guest interviews or a game throughout the show. The show has cleared in 85% of the US ahead in its launch and sold to 17 of the top 20 markets. The show tapes in Culver City, California. In June 2009, it was announced the show had been renewed for a second season.[3] In the show's first season, The Bonnie Hunt Show was nominated for 3 Daytime Emmy Awards in outstanding achievement in main title and graphic design, outstanding achievement in makeup, and outstanding achievement in hairstyling.[4] The show did not win in any of the three categories, losing to The View.[5] The Bonnie Hunt Show returned for its second season on September 8, 2009.[6]

Segments

Bonnie talks to her mom during the Ask Alice segment. In Ask Alice, Bonnie talks about television shows and answers viewer questions. During the segment titled: Mail From You Guys, Bonnie answers viewer e-mail. The show also plays games such as Dr. Know It All in which Bonnie, Don Lake, and an audience member do improvisation. On special occasions, a segment Make It Happen involves audience members learning a dance.[6] In Young People Don't Know Nothin' Bonnie asks questions about past tv shows, singers, and popular topics from 1980's and before to three young audience members. On special occasions, Niecy Nash and Bonnie will perform a parody of The Real Housewives of Atlanta in which Bonnie plays Kim, and Niecy plays NeNe.

Set design

The show's set is a Dean Martin tribute. On the wall are pictures of her dog, Charlie, and more of her family. The guests use many entrances such as the door, the stairs, or the fireman's pole. Bonnie has never gone down the fireman's pole nor the stairs. Instead Bonnie enters through an entrance near her desk.[6]

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