We already knew that 2023 would be the culmination of several TV eras: from the CW’s “Arrow” ending with a shortened final season of “The Flash,” to HBO’s farewell to the brilliant originals “Legacy” and “Barry,” and potentially to Meredith Ellen Pompeo’s final appearance in “Anatomy of Passion.” It looks like one of cable TV’s most reliable pillars is also walking out the door, as Ridiculousness on MTV spread the news that the longtime Chanel West Coast co-host will be leaving no-no-no-no-no-no-no-ridiculous after 12 years and 30 seasons of laughter. – loud stupidity.
Chanel West Coast has been laughing its trademark laugh at stupid AF internet videos with Rob Dirdek and Stilo Brim since 2011, and I can’t even imagine how many clips they shot on the show during that time. But although this figure might seem endless, its finiteness was confirmed first by Variety, and then by the singer and entrepreneur herself on Instagram. Here’s how she reacted to her post, confirming that her future on television is moving in all the right directions.
I’m SO excited about this next chapter! For fans who are sad, I won’t be on Ridiculousness anymore, don’t worry… I have my own documentary TV show coming out soon! I am also very happy to take the place of executive producer and develop some amazing TV and film projects for you. Thanks to the fans for 12 years who have watched and supported me, and thanks to @mtv and @paramountco for this great opportunity! I love you all and promise to deliver you fiery music, movies and television soon 😘
Although she may be moving away from one of the shows that made her a household name among MTV viewers, Chanel West Coast (who is also called Chelsea Chanel Dudley) remains with the parent companies in general. She has signed a general development contract with Paramount Media Networks, which aims to create and executive produce new series without a script with the opportunity to also act as a star on the screen. Her post above also mentions movies, so maybe in due course she will also be working on some full-length streaming projects.
Brim shared a congratulatory comment under the post:
Stylo Brim: 👏🏾 👏🏾 👏🏾
Anyone who has paid any attention to MTV’s schedule in recent years knows perfectly well that the channel tends to broadcast “Absurdity” more hours a day than not, which is easier to do after releasing episodes over a dozen years. . So it’s not too far from the truth to assume that Chanel West Coast has accumulated as much airtime over these 12 years as presenters like Pat Sajak or Drew Carey. Not that reruns of those first 30 seasons won’t be broadcast in constant rotation, but it will definitely be a different show without her anchoring stuff.
But part of the reason for leaving the show and revealing her creative wings is so that more fans can begin to appreciate her for being more than what Ridiculousness allowed her to demonstrate. Here ‘s how she put it in the official release:
After many years of working in the Ridiculousness family, I’m sad to say goodbye to the show, but I’m very excited to announce my next major project with MTVE/Paramount. It’s time for me to step off the red sofa and step into the role of executive producer. My passion has always been to create, whether it’s music, clothes, movies and television. I plan to realize some of my wildest ideas and dreams with the help of amazing film and TV projects, create my own teams and work with other creative people, paving the way on the screen. I am also very glad that the world will see me outside of “laughter” and see the real me for once.
At the moment, it’s unclear exactly which Chanel West Coast documentary series will be filmed when it all comes together, but she seems very excited about it, and this enthusiasm will most likely snowball over to the fans. There’s a good chance we’ll even see it on MTV, VH1 or one of the conglomerate’s many other media channels. She can increase the number of subscriptions to Paramount+ if her new show appears on the streaming service.
Chanel West Coast has worked with Rob Dirdek since her television debut, when she worked as a secretary on his show “Fantasy Factory”, with his late partner in the film “Rob and Big” with the late Christopher “Big Black” Boykin. Ridiculous. She also worked on the MTV series “The Hard Times of R. J. Berger” and “Wild Grinders”, and also starred in the fourth season of “Love and Hip-Hop: Hollywood”, although she left after this season was completed.