Ice-T made a surprise announcement on his podcast on Wednesday when he announced that after three seasons, he was halting production on his E! reality show, Ice Loves Coco. Wait, is that really news? Were they even on the air in the last 18 months? Regardless, the Hollywood Reporter announced that Ice-T is moving away from the reality game and possibly moving into the talk show game.
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"We stopped the Ice Loves Coco show to move to another show — we have another show in the works with Ryan Seacrest," he noted on the third episode of Ice-T: Final Level, co-hosted with Mick Benzo. "It's, well, let's say it's more of a talk-show setting. That's all I can say right now…We have done a deal with Ryan Seacrest Productions to put a new show out."
Ice-T is a well-rounded entertainer. He is a successful rapper and actor, so talk show host seems somewhat natural. Coco Austin has hosted gigs in Vegas and seemed comfortable in front of cameras. So fingers crossed that this works out for these two. But why end a successful reality show? Well, according to Ice-T, he ended up being a part of a reality show that he was not comfortable with.
"The reason we cut the Ice Loves Coco show is because reality TV, you can only do so much with reality TV — when you're doing reality television, at some point, you start to loop," he said. "People who watch Ice Loves Coco, you get it: I play video games, I eat sausage sandwiches, Max and Spartacus are running around the house, Coco has a lot of ideas…Producers will start saying, 'Well, let's put Ice on a horse.' We had done pretty much everything we could do, so me being in the business for 25 years, I said, let's switch reels."
"Three seasons — no arguments, no fights, no disrespecting each other, and it was a hit," he said. "People didn't think you could do reality shows that were positive."
They did have a different reality show than most out there. I hope their talk show has the same positive vibe. We will keep you posted on all the latest news about their upcoming talk show.
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