Jon Bon Jovi has a fancy new title to add to his illustrious resume. And NBC has an "artist-in-residence," along with a bottomless pit of crappy programming. Just when you begin to worry that Jeff Zucker's creative mojo has started to wane, the NBC chief amazes the world once again:
Every network looks to book talent first: NBC Universal is taking the concept to a new level with the singer Jon Bon Jovi. Over the next two months Mr. Bon Jovi, whose new album, The Circle, will be released on Nov. 10, will be seen exclusively on shows on outlets owned by NBC Universal. These appearances will include the Today show, The Tonight Show, The Jay Leno Show and Saturday Night Live—and even an interview on the NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams. Mr. Bon Jovi also will appear on Inside the Actors Studio on the Bravo channel of NBC Universal. Mr. Bon Jovi is being called NBC's artist in residence for the two-month period—and that means he won't be anywhere else.
With that schedule, how could he be anywhere else? Consider it a gift from the gods above. Now when you don't tune into NBC, you can rest assured you'll totally avoid Jon Bon Jovi for the next couple of months, too.