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Discovery Channel kicks Ted Nugent to the curb

Posted by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 3:23 PM
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In addition to cancelling its popular “American Guns” reality show, The Discovery Channel confirmed to Raw Story on Tuesday that firearms enthusiast Ted Nugent will also not be returning to the channel in any form or fashion.

Speaking to Raw Story in remarks specified as “not for attribution,” a spokesperson admitted that “Ted Nugent’s Gun Country” didn’t do very well when it aired in October, even with fellow firearms fashionistas. Nielsen Ratings placed the viewership at about 864,000 people in all. But the network’s decision is not just about the numbers.

After Friday’s devastating massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, the spokesperson said that Nugent would definitely not be returning to the Discovery Channel.

Nugent and his allies at the National Rifle Association (NRA) repeatedly claimed that his hour-long Discovery Channel special was actually a planned “series.” The Detroit native and longtime southern rocker even told Armed America Radio listeners in October to “expect that there will be at least a dozen shows a year.” The channel’s spokesperson confirmed that this was never actually in the works.

Nugent, who endorsed Mitt Romney for president, was investigated by the Secret Service earlier this year after he urged NRA members to “chop [Democrats'] heads off in November.”

“I’ll tell you this right now, if Barack Obama becomes the president in November again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year,” the rocker said in April.

News of Nugent’s fall at Discovery comes the same day that the channel confirmed it is cancelling “American Guns,” a popular reality show that glamorizes a family that produces deadly weapons.

“‘American Guns’ concluded earlier this year,” the network’s prepared statement explains. “Discovery Channel chose not to renew the series and has no plans to air repeats of the show.”

Although the Discovery Channel’s statement did not directly link the cancellation of “American Guns” to Friday’s massacre, the channel’s spokesperson did say the tragedy “has really started something,” but didn’t specify what that something may be.

Nugent’s spokesperson did not respond to a request for comment.


Raw Story (http://s.tt/1xjGL)

Buh-bye, Teddy boy. LOL

by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 3:23 PM
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muslimahpj
by Ruby Member on Dec. 18, 2012 at 3:27 PM

Poor Ted. LOL

Momniscient
by Obama licker on Dec. 18, 2012 at 3:52 PM

Good.


Sekirei
by Sevrsaxhtharxxa on Dec. 18, 2012 at 3:53 PM
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and the networks just got a little cleaner..lol

lga1965
by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 3:58 PM

 Good for them ! They got class and brains.

When will someone do an "intervention" for Ted? He needs help.

autodidact
by Platinum Member on Dec. 18, 2012 at 4:01 PM

they would, Iga, but they are afraid he'd shoot them if they tried. 

so let's start a pool, we have until April. which do you think it'll be, jail, or dead? 

peg2000
by Member on Dec. 18, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Good riddance.  I can't stand that asshole.

Friday
by HRH of MJ on Dec. 18, 2012 at 4:08 PM
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Quoting lga1965:

 Good for them ! They got class and brains.

When will someone do an "intervention" for Ted? He needs help.

I think he's beyond help and has been for years. There's a reason he was called "The Motor City Madman'

EireLass
by Ruby Member on Dec. 18, 2012 at 4:10 PM

He no different than the whole bunch of gun extremists here and everywhere.

LauraKW
by "Dude!" on Dec. 18, 2012 at 4:11 PM
I would prefer he go to jail.

Quoting autodidact:

they would, Iga, but they are afraid he'd shoot them if they tried. 

so let's start a pool, we have until April. which do you think it'll be, jail, or dead? 

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