Post by Scumhunter on Sept 18, 2018 8:38:31 GMT -5
Not a bad option imo! Although he is in his 60's now. I think a lot of the great options mentioned such as Dennis Haybsert, Jonathan Frakes, they would have been awesome choices to host the show 10 years ago but now it's like you want someone who the show can grow with, which would mean like the 35-55 age range.
Although if they start the show within the next three years, Lovett wouldn't be any older than 65 which theoretically could help him last 15 years at least since with advances in modern medicine 65 isn't as old as it used to be.
Post by umandamwfan on Sept 18, 2018 11:33:01 GMT -5
Yeah, not sure on age. They could have Lyle and have him go to an assistant host, like Robert Stack did with Virginia Madsen. Then when he could no longer do it that person could take over. But we know TV shows don't last long anymore, anyway.
Honestly, with all due respect, Lyle Lovett wouldn't be taken seriously as the host of UM. The show wouldn't be a good fit for him and having him on board would serve no purpose other than to repel viewers.
Fair enough, he sorta looks the part of a creepy host, but he has been the subject of lots of jokes as well (well when he was more famous and known for his relationship with Julia Roberts).
If Lyle Lovett looks like he has the image of a creepy host, then maybe he could host a show that would be a better match for him than UM. If UM were to come back with a new host, it would have to be someone with more substance and credibility. Robert Stack had both, plus an authoritative image. All of those factors contributed to the show's success.
Post by Scumhunter on Sept 26, 2018 9:20:00 GMT -5
True, you can't just have this sly/mysterious vibe but need to have a presence of authority as well. I think this is why Dennis Haysbert is mentioned so often as a potential host.
And on the other hand, the host has to take the show seriously as well. (I remember when James Brolin hosted Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction season 1, and granted the subject matter was often silly, even though he had a presence of authority, it felt like he was mocking the show he was hosting and was just there for the paycheck, that show was much better when Jonathan Frakes took over even though he was the "less famous" actor).
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Perhaps this is another out there one- but wanted to at least throw it out there- Don Wildman- who hosts "Mysteries at the Museum" on the Travel Channel.
For those unfamiliar, it's a show basically where they discuss artifacts in different museum exhibits (paintings, statues etc...) in museums and tell interesting stories behind them and/or how they came to be.
He's been on the History Channel as well and is basically like a travel/history show host, but he would be good for the more unique types of Unsolved Mysteries cases that aren't crime- such as haunted houses and such- as he has a cool, slick, style.
I guess the main issue is I have a hard time imagining him discussing wanted fugitives and unsolved murder cases, but he is a seasoned cable show host. (Whether UM returns to basic tv or cable). And although he has a presence- it more like a cool and slick style (like George Clooney-esque) as opposed to authoritative.
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