Tonight at 10, the Bio Channel (Channel 117) launches a new celebrity interview show with William Shatner.
Who came up with the idea that William Shatner should be interviewing people? Beats me. But the Bio publicity people describe him as being well-known as a "sharp intellect and a witty raconteur."
I don't know about all that, but he's not bad. The show aims to explore the "raw nerve" moments in these celebs' lives. I saw the first episode where he gets Valerie Bertinelli to talk about her faith, guilt, sin, addiction, adultery and forgiveness. It wasn't exactly earth-shaking, but she came across as engaged and sincere and I've seen so-called pros who've done much worse that Capt. Kirk. And yes, I know, it was Valerie Bertinelli, but haven't you heard enough from A-listers like Brad Pitt? And is Brad really that much more interesting than Valerie?
Upcoming on Shatner's facing chairs are Tim Allen, Kelsey Grammer, Drew Carey, Jimmy Kimmel, Judge Judy, Leonard Nimoy, Jon Voight and Jenna Jameson.