For nearly five years, viewers looking to catch up on the world of pop culture could turn to "Best Week Ever" on VH1, where an array of talking heads -- comedians, writers and entertainment personalities like Nick Kroll, Rachel Harris and Judah Friedlander of "30 Rock" -- would dish and snark on the lives of the Lohans, the Spears', reality-show contestants and anyone else caught midfoible in a video clip.
But the era of multiple commentators is coming to a close: starting on Oct. 24 the show will move to a new format, centered on a single host, the comedian Paul F. Tompkins, VH1 plans to announce on Wednesday.
The change is part of a larger revamping of the show, the channel's longest-running weekly series if not its most popular. "Clearly, some of our reality shows get bigger numbers," said Jim Ackerman, the senior vice president for development at VH1, referring to programs like "I Love New York." "But I think 'Best Week Ever' has helped find the voice of the channel in the last couple years."