Some sad news, everyone – after six years, nearly 24,000 posts, and roughly 7 trillion dogs doing specific things, Bestweekever.tv is officially going off the web. Or whatever the term for ‘a website ending’ is. ‘Askjeevesing?’ Sure.
After this week, BWE.tv will no longer be updated, and VH1′s digital pop culture coverage will be rolled into VH1 Celebrity, VH1 Music, and the VH1 Blog. We’ll be spending this week doing a series of BWE wrap-up lists and blasting “I Will Remember You” and “End Of The Road” simultaneously on a loop, and Friday, June 15th be our last day of new content.
If you’re wondering why this is happening, long story short, the show Best Week Ever went off the air more than three years ago. We attempted to re-pitch BWE.tv to VH1 as a type of Wives, but it didn’t take, so I’m afraid this is officially goodbye.
We’d like to thank all of our loyal readers and commenters over the years, who’ve been UNBELIEVABLY passionate and kind (by both internet and human standards), as well as our fellow bloggers in the bloggocube for linking to us and finding crap for us to link to, and VH1, for actually paying us to do this and for giving us the autonomy to write about whatever topics we wanted, no matter how controversial they may be.
On a sappy personal note – I moved to New York eight years ago, and my first job (after quitting comedy-club street-barking on my first day) was temping for a phone service whose sole purpose was to call executives at companies to remind them to schedule their annual physicals, for eight hours a day, five days a week. Needless to say, the fact that I’ve been able to spend ANY time – let alone five years of my life – writing fun nonsense on a website and having people care about it, and this being my job, is both amazing and legitimately humbling.
Seriously, thank you all so much for the support over the years, it’s been ridiculously fun.