Busy Philipps Went Off On E! For Blindsiding Her With The Cancellation Of Her Talk Show
Busy Philipps had some words to say about her show being canceled. Busy got herself onto Instagram to reflect on the year and posted a bunch of #AlmostGrams, which are Instagram posts that almost happened in 2019. Well, a New Year means go for it, right? So she blew up on E! for cancelling her show and told her followers how she handled it rather badly at the time. So badly that I doubt E! will keep her busy tonight, tomorrow, or ever by giving her another job.
Busy Philipps’ talk show, Busy Tonight, lasted one season and she thinks that’s bullshit. In a long Instagram post that includes pics, texts and letters, Busy describes what happened to her on the day she found out that her show was canceled. Apparently, the head of E! was texting her about promo stuff as the last message she received from him, so she was surprised when her manager called to tell her she wasn’t being picked up. Busy reacted by drinking tequila and crying and then her daughter wrote a scathing letter to E! telling them they shouldn’t have canceled her mom and that when the show became popular it would end up somewhere else. Look, I know she’s a child but she clearly doesn’t understand the concept of network television, because if it was popular it wouldn’t have been canned in the first place. She also got a foot tattoo.
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Final round of #almostgrams 2019! The Busy Tonight was cancelled round!! On APRIL 5, 2019! I flew to Dallas to shoot commercials over the weekend for Michael’s. When my plane took off, the song that came on shuffle was my favorite Deerhunter song He Would Have Laughed. I felt like it was a good sign. When I landed, my manager texted me to call her. Which I did. And she told me E! would not renew my show after the order was finished in a month. It was effectively cancelled. I was blindsided, especially since the last text I had from the head of E(who’s now gone🤷♀️) was about marketing for busy tonight that he was excited to tell me about. Anyway. I did what anyone would do. I sat in the lobby of the hotel in Dallas and ordered three tequilas and called Marc, Caissie, Eric, Tina, Caissie again and I cried. I waited for a call or email from someone at E, which never came so I sent a text to the head of the network that truly makes me lol to this day(slide 3). Then I took some selfies(first 2 pics), got a text from Marc reminding me about the Deerhunter song(slide 4), made a music video in my hotel room to it(which I posted to my stories at the time), then I went and got a tattoo on my ankle; the illustration from my book from the chapter where I got super fucked over by some dudes in this business(slide 5), THEN before I went to bed, I saw it was a new moon and what that moon meant(slide6). And. Anyway. It all started to become clear and I knew things were going to be better than fine. Right before the show was finished, I found a letter my daughter wrote to E! and I feel like as this year is almost over, the decade is closing, it's the right time to post the letter(slides 7,8,9🤣). And all the rest of it from April 5. Because here's the thing. The moon was right, the song WAS a good sign, my girl knows something about her mom- I work hard AF and love to prove people wrong and finally, the men will always try to fuck you over so fuck em and figure out something else. Which is exactly what Caissie and I have been doing. And next year; in 2020 we will finally be able to share it. 😍 So Happy New Year everyone!!Goodnight you guys! I love you SO much!!!
To be fair, Busy Tonight actually was canceled before it’s time. It gave us some iconic moments. Patti LaBelle slapping Mariah Carey. John Stamos jerking it to John Stamos while knowing that other people jerk it to John Stamos in the same room. Don’t tell me that not that’s some quality programming.