Streaming Your Problems Live Over the Internet
LuvChat will launch just two days after Valentine's Day, on Monday, February 16. The show will stream live, Mondays through Fridays, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. PST. Listeners will be encouraged to "call in" to discuss their "love, sex, and drug problems" with a revolving panel of celebrity "Luv Doctors," Dr. Gabrielle Davis, M.D., and the show's producer and host, Jim "Poorman" Trenton. It's no coincidence that LuvChat shares a lot in common with Loveline, as Trenton used to co-host that show as well.
|The LuvChat site currently just displays a countdown until the|
show's scheduled launch.
Based on the description of the show from the press release, it is highly doubtful that LuvChat is meant to be taken seriously or provide any significant advice to those with real problems:
"Picture Jay Leno meets Loveline meets Wayne's World with the look of a CNN roundtable forum of contributors via web cams. That's 'LuvChat' www.LuvChat.com. 'LuvChat' premieres February 16th and will be the first 'live' interactive online variety show."
Variety shows typically include singing, dancing, and sketch comedy. It is unlikely that LuvChat will include any of these, but the "Variety Show" moniker is probably being used so as to not provide any false impressions that it is a true self-help show; and invoking Wayne's World implies prurient and irreverent humor. It is deeply uncertain if anyone seeking real help will actually "call in," and even if they do, if they will receive actual help, or simply become fodder for everyone else's amusement. We guess we'll have to logon in a few weeks to find out.