Jim Florentine does not think ‘That Metal Show’ will come back with new episodes since network owns it
Former That Metal Show co-host Jim Florentine was recently interviewed by Mick Michaels for The Cosmick View.
Wikipedia states the following in part about That Metal Show (with slight edits):
“That Metal Show is a talk show that premiered on VH1 Classic on November 15, 2008 and ended on May 9, 2015 with a span of 14 seasons. Hosted by Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine, the series features three hosts interviewing musicians from the hard rock and heavy metal genre in addition to artists and non-musicians who are metal fans while various segments intervene throughout the episode. VH1 Classic discontinued producing more episodes of That Metal Show on January 19, 2016 due to the network’s transition to MTV Classic seven months later.”
Florentine was asked whether there is any chance of That Metal Show coming back with new episodes, even as a webcast or a limited run SiriuxXM run. The comedian replied: “I doubt it. The network owns the show and they can do whatever they want with it including telling another network they won’t give up the rights to the show. I can’t complain, we had a great run.”
Back in December 2016, Jamieson advised as follows about what was going on with That Metal Show in an interview with Shut Up & Rock On: “Yeah…nothing. We’re waiting for you to become a heavyweight in the business so you can help us get the show somewhere else. It’s tough, but again, it’s a niche. So you have to find people who get it, who get the music and you know, the rock world is a tough sell right now. And there’s a lot more outlets, you wanna explore things like Netflix and streaming services- Hulu, Amazon Prime, Vevo. You want to consider them as well, but I think we have to find the right fit for us as well. It’s nothing about money or any of that; if we do it again we want to do it right and the way we’ve been doing it but better.”
You can read the rest of the interview with Jim Florentine at The Cosmick View‘s website.