Doug and Rob Ford turn down Dr. Phil and Oprah Winfrey to create their own YouTube show

Doug and Rob Ford turn down Dr. Phil and Oprah Winfrey to create their own YouTube show

Judging by recent events, you’d think Rob Ford’s career as a media star was going about as well as his career as a politician. The longstanding radio talk show he hosted with his brother, The City, ended two weeks ago. A few days later, the Fords’ TV show on Sun News, The Great White North Ford Nation, was cancelled after just one episode. Apparently, this dismal track record is deceiving. Doug Ford revealed in the National Post last night that he and the mayor have been approached by several American and Canadian television producers to star in some unscripted programming. According to Doug, everyone “from Oprah Winfrey and Dr. Phil” has been courting them for a reality show. Reality, however, has never been the brothers’ strong suit. They are opting to turn down the powerhouse offers in favour of producing their own talk show on YouTube. The show will once again be called Ford Nation, and will be online before Christmas. Stay tuned for more. [CBC]

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