But the funny thing is all the award shows that aired, briefly, and then were forgotten. These were “fake” award shows so to speak, which no one took seriously. Oh sure sometimes they hit, like The People’s Choice Awards which are still on (even if they aren’t the same being owned by E!). The SAG awards came along twenty-five years ago and are still going strong. And of course VH1, MTV and Nickelodeon have famous award shows targeted to their respective demographics. But many others just kind of..fade away. This was especially a thing in the 90’s when creators apparently decided people would watch ANY award show they put on. This was not correct. Here are some award shows which came, and went.
TV Guide Awards
Oh man, you just had to feel bad for this one. You knew it was gonna bomb, and it sure did. While I admire the attempt to give TV a little more attention, this was not the venue. It’s what it sounds like, TV Guide giving out awards. This was a “winner has been notified they won ahead of time” show so that the nominee would show up. And the top prize was the “Best Show You’re Not Watching” award. Wow what an ego boost.