To quote the greatest magician who ever lived (Garcimore): sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t“.
Well today we’re going to tell you about times when it didn’t work out, but then it didn’t work at all. A flop, a flop, a failure, a failure, a 2002 World Cup, a big lose, a fiasco, a disaster, a setback, an oven, a bankruptcy, a disappointment, a shipwreck, a big jacket, a setback, a failure . Here is what we offer you.
This is the common point of all the shows below. It sucked and it showed. Catastrophic audiences, very negative reviews: it was perhaps not worth it in fact.
Let’s go for a good breath of fresh air in the big cloud of shame (we’re not sure about this metaphor but we keep it anyway).
1. Square VIIIIP
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We start with very heavy: Square VIIIIP
Eight former French reality TV candidates (“the Viiip”) and eight anonymous (“the Wannaviiip”) are locked up like in the Loft and have nothing to do, like in the Loft.
Yet the cast of VIPs was…
Benoît and Thomas from Secret Story, Cindy Lopes, Marjolaine from Greg the Millionaire FX, Afida Turner (yes, the real one), Giuseppe (from Who Wants to Marry My Son?), in short, almost geniuses. But all this little world is completely charred and spends its time insulting each other. Results, the CSA rattles and the audiences are dreadful. The show, which was to last ten weeks, was stopped just thirteen days after its launch. Moderately VIP what.
2. Amazing Race
The “Beijing express” Wish version.
It was broadcast on C8, it sucked and it showed. Finally it was not seen much, suddenly.
Months of teasing, an announced revolution. It was to be the new hit music show with a groundbreaking live audience vote. Hosted by Faustine Bollaert and Guillaume Pley (the father of Come Pley), the show quickly turned into a nightmare. Only technical bugs, a bad cast, a jury wondering what the hell he’s doing there (Cali, Cathy Guetta, David Hallyday and Morgan Serrano the director of NRJ).
In short, everything is going to shit and M6 decides to reduce the massacre by half by advancing the final. Who sees the victory of Corentin Grevost. Of course you remembered that, didn’t you? Sure.
4. The stuff of champions
Adventure and sports coaching program presented by Alexandre Ruiz on France 3.
800,000 viewers for the premiere. 150,000 the following week. It stings. At the same time, as soon as people realized that Raymond Domenech would come every week, oddly there were fewer people in front of the post.
5. Big bounce, the trampoline race
So it looks like a valve but we swear to you that the show really existed. It was presented by Laurence Boccolini and Christophe Beaugrand and well, it was trampoline.
People. who jump. On trampolines.
So. That was the show. From the trampoline. Maybe take a Doliprane me.
6. 3 princes in Paris
Three princes: Tidjani prince of the kingdom of Savé in Benin, Yad Vendra Singh Rajavat of the Rajput caste in Rajasthan and Luc, the last descendant of the princely family of Tamoutoi in Polynesia. The concept is therefore to make them go incognito (when no one already knows them basic, but good) to make them meet love in Paris. Hence the title.
Except that the princes are not princes at all in real life, that the contenders are paid by the production and that even the public has understood that they were taken for a little hams.
The result: a ratings disaster and a bad buzz.
7. La Cauetidienne
Who wants to see a daily Cauet show?
Nobody, obviously. Two months on the air and it releases.
8. Splash: The Big Dive
Only one season but a cult show status it was so broken. A diving competition as a bonus, it was daring.
But with Gégé from Koh Lanta, Keen’V, Eve Angéli and Danièle Evenou in the cast: it’s genius.
9. WOUF: Which dog will be up to it?
Just the title, well…
Presented by Mathieu Delormeau (Ouch), it is a dog show. So. Is it really necessary to develop, please?
10. The Kingdom
A reality TV in the medieval world, there was potential. But everything was a bit cheap, a bit awkward.
Result, one of the worst historical audiences of TF1 which will even officially speak of failure“.
It is also the only issue of Guillaume Zublena’s career. From whom?