On Friday, June 28 at 8:00 PM, Fox Sports Net's unique nightly program BEST DAMN SPORTS SHOW PERIOD once-again blurs the line between sports, comedy and entertainment when the series features an on-air bachelor party/roast for comedian Tom Arnold as part of a special All-Star Summer programming block.
Tom Arnold was floored when alternative comedian Judy Tenuta surprised him by appearing in-character as ex-wife Roseanne. The comic with a gift for mimic underwent a transformation that included a padded 40-D bra to achieve a 'Roseanne' like silhouette. This was just one of the stand-out moments of Arnold's roast, as on-lookers gasped at the political incorrectness of her performance. This was in keeping with the tone set by 'Politically Incorrect' host Bill Maher, who began the roast with bawdy humor, and comedian 'Carrot Top' who concluded the roast by jumping from an oversized cake, covered in whip cream.
Led by Chris Rose, Arnold's bachelor party/roast features his on-air co-hosts, long-time friends and comedians, all gathered for the purpose of roasting him in preparation of his upcoming third marriage. Arnold will be wed to Shelby Roos on Saturday, June 29. Guest roasters included comedian Mo'Nique, former NFL star Michael Irvin, former WWF star Joanie Laurer, "Love Line" radio personality Dr. Drew and real-life best man producer Steve Tisch, among many others. Truly not to be missed, Arnold himself joins the fun when given an opportunity to respond to all the good-humored teasing. Hilarious clip packages of Arnold's best interviews and highlights of his funniest moments from the first year on BEST DAMN SPORTS SHOW PERIOD complete the festivities.
Arnold's Bachelor Party/Roast on BDSSP is part of the show's All-Star Summer, a month of special programming from June 24 to July 19 designed to celebrate a successful first year that saw expansion, audience growth and critical acclaim. In addition to Arnold's roast, special programs include "UFC on BDSSP" and the first-ever "Best Damnies," among many others throughout the month-long celebration leading to the series' first anniversary.
On Tuesday, June 25, viewers witness the first Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bout on basic cable, when BEST DAMN SPORTS SHOW PERIOD broadcasts in its entirety the highly anticipated fight between Robbie Lawler and Steve Berger. Again on Thursday, July 4, BEST DAMN SPORTS SHOW PERIOD will invite viewers to laugh when highlights from the series' greatest guest moments are showcased during the first ever "Best Damnies," an irreverent and comedic reflection on award shows.
All-Star Summer will be filled with big-name guests from the entertainment world like Adam Sandler and Will Smith. Special programming (like Arnold's Bachelor party and the first annual Best Damnies); road trips to New York, Chicago and the MLB All-Star Game in Milwaukee; interviews with sports stars like Barry Bonds, Emmitt Smith, Pedro Martinez, Derek Jeter, Michael Strahan, Randy Johnson, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Phil Jackson, Vince Carter, Curt Schilling and Tony Hawk; exciting viewer contests like Win A Date With A Professional Cheerleader; and more, will provide viewers with an all-access pass to a summer of fun.
BEST DAMN SPORTS SHOW PERIOD, which debuted July 23, 2001, features host Chris Rose, former pros D'Marco Farr (NFL), John Kruk (MLB) and John Salley (NBA), actor/comedian Tom Arnold as the voice-of-the-fan and correspondent Leeann Tweeden. Former Dallas Cowboys superstar wide receiver Michael Irvin is a special contributor during All-Star Summer. The versatile Lisa Guerrero provides sports updates and highlights and feature interviews, and Lisa Joyner supplies the Best Damn Insider entertainment report.
BEST DAMN SPORTS SHOW PERIOD airs in prime time for two hours (as alternative programming when a home team game isn't on) at 8:00 PM with a re-air of the show at 10:00 PM. A special Saturday night midnight edition airs each week, featuring a "Best Of" the prior week's show.
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