Monday, June 5, 2017
Ben rides again
Rest easy, Cab aficionados. Discovery has backtracked (or reversed gears) and announced that Ben will return as the wheel-turning host. The only kicker is that other celebs may come along for the ride sometimes, which still sounds a little suspicious. But with Ben around, I figure things can't go too wrong.
Cash Cab was obviously the gig of a lifetime for Ben Bailey, and the rubber-faced cabbie/comic made the most of his opportunity. He was surprisingly bad as the host of NBC's short-lived Who's Still Standing, but he might just have been out of his element on a shiny-floor set. Get him in a taxi and he does just fine.
No word yet on a debut date for the new episodes. I hope the reboot doesn't flop, and it should certainly get some initial sampling from many nostalgic fans.