Sun News Network just gave Rob and Doug Ford their own television show

Sun News Network just gave Rob and Doug Ford their own television show

rob-doug-ford-television (Images: Rob and Doug Ford, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford; television, Kevin Simpson)
 

When the media closes a door, sometimes it opens a window. NewsTalk 1010 ended the Rob and Doug Ford’s weekly radio show last week, sensibly realizing that the risks of giving the increasingly unpredictable brothers unfettered access to the airwaves outweighed the rewards. Apparently, the Sun News Network has no such qualms—despite the mayor’s recent history of shudder-inducing soundbites. Kory Teneycke, a vice president at the station, today announced that the Fords have agreed to host a show called Ford Nation, which starts airing this Monday at 8 p.m. Details about the program remain scarce, but it’s expected to include in-studio chatter from the brothers, along with in-the-field segments and guest personalities like the network’s polarizing bigmouth David Menzies. Doesn’t exactly sound scintillating, but the show should, if nothing else, give the late-night comedians a regular supply of joke fodder. [Sun News]