Update 2: Leo is denying he’s cancelled. It’s still not on the calendar past February 24.
#twitlive chat below, from before
AmenFatherBob was muted, then kicked and banned.
<AmenFatherBob> hey Leo... is it true TTG has not been renewed next year? It's not on the twit calendar after Feb. 18, 2018
<~Leo> ha ha ha AmenFatherBob - nice try troll
<~Leo> just to reassure you the Tech Guy was renewed early and will be on the air at least througn 2018
<~Leo> although judging from Premiere's interest there is no reason to think the show won't continue as long as I can still do it.
<~Leo> yeah the contrace is Dec-Dec but they contacted us in July to make sure I wanted to continue
<~Leo> the troll is really desparate for material apparently
Update 1: FMCP is transitioning away in January and leaving TWiT entirely in September.
Thanks to Bob in the comments for pointing it out.
Hurricane Lisa Laporte made landfall earlier this month, but it appears further devastation is poised to strike the Eastside Shoebox Studios in early 2018.
Leo Laporte’s golden goose and retirement plan — The Tech Guy — appears to be ending its run under Leo Laporte.
Either way, after February 24, The Tech Guy won’t be on TWiT, according to the TWiT calendar.
The show, which was first exclusively broadcast on KFI AM 640 in Los Angeles, California, was picked up for syndication by Premiere Networks (then Premiere Radio Networks) in February 2007.
It appears Februrary is his contract non-renewal month. Will the sword of Damacles finally fall at the same time as the Apple adpocalypse?
However, in case this goes into negotiations, let’s help liberate Leo Laporte from iHeart Radio’s lineup. Tell iHeart why Leo Laporte is such a terrible on-air personality. Examples:
- Leo Laporte’s knowledge is super-dated.
- He relies heavily on the chatroom googling the answers for him.
- He misrepresents the recorded tease every single week.
- He constantly makes fun of his fans, the same people who save him every week by answering his caller’s questions.
- He’s a straight up racist, pervert, sexist and asshole.
Feel free to mention liking Rich Demuro filling in for Leo on a few weekends, if you enjoyed him more.
Thanks to a commenter who pointed this out to us. We have moved the discussion that ensued in the prior post’s comments to this post to keep the discussions relevant.