Local TV show host Bonnie Molloy has the life of a sort-of celebrity. Sometimes her fans actually remember her name. But when it comes to her family life, a little fame goes a long way. ... See full summary »
Bonnie Hunt plays Bonnie Kelly, an affable Midwesterner who is now an on-camera news reporter in Chicago. Each episode of the show contains an improvised remote segment she performs in ... See full summary »
Bonnie Hunt always seems to get better with age. She survived job burnout in the mid-'80s to get into performing with Second City and, from there, it was on to films and television. Even after three short-lived (but critically acclaimed) sitcoms she got the perfect format...a daytime talk variety show. This was perfect for her and her "girl next door"/"surrogate daughter/sister/aunt" personality. I watched every time the show was on (11 am in Phoenix-the competition is local news, soaps, Today and Jerry Springer) and never got tired. No heavy drama (Ellen's dog saga), no interrogation of guests (e.g. Rosie O'Donnell vs. Tom Selleck), just good entertainment. I especially liked the weekly visits with her mom and the opening narration by her niece...very warm and family oriented. I see by the IMDb website and Google that the show has been cancelled...another tragic casualty in the wake of similar shows such as those hosted by Tony Danza, Megan Mullally, Pat Bullard, etc. One only hopes and prays that everything comes to a good end and everybody goes on to whatever they do next. For two years, this was my midday fix...Bonnie at 11 am...and now it's apparently going away. All the best, Bonnie...you and everybody else will land on your feet.
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