GSN officially announced today the new host of “The Newlywed Game” as Sherri Shepherd, co-host of “The View” and has her own sitcom called “Sherri”.
Shepherd resides in New York. This may be the main reason why GSN has decided to move production of the show’s fourth season of “The Newlywed Game” back to New York where it fist came back with Carnie Wilson as the host. Season two and three were both shot in Los Angeles.
How well will she do compared to previous host, Wilson? That has yet to be seen. Both women, Shepherd age 43, and Wilson age 42, have extreme opposite life experiences which may be a good thing. Wilson is married with two young children. Shepherd has recently divorced with one child and has publicly announced that she will be celibate until she marries again. Shepherd’s sitcom, “Sherri” is based on her own true-life divorce experience after discovering her husband’s infidelities. This might be just the fuel that “The Newlywed Game” needs to turn it into a mega-hit for the network. I have never thought Wilson as the best host for the show, often thinking that there’s just something missing.
Shepherd is known for her controversial statements made on “The View” over religion and evolution. This may parlay over into “The Newlywed Game” where there will be many opportunities for her to be vocal on a whole other scale of topics.
I will be waiting to see if Shepherd will be able to top Wilson’s many edited-out vulgarities. Such as an incident when during filming last season, Wilson out-lashed on one of the husbands who was verbally abusive to his wife on the show. Wilson exclaimed that if she was his wife, she wouldn’t suck his d@!$ for a year! Yes, she really said it.