Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Tom Green, the prankish bad boy of cable whose proficiency in the field of outrageous practical jokes and stunts launched a whole slew of even more outrageous imitators (Jackass, for one), returned to television in this nightly, 60-minute MTV series. It was a calmer, friendlier and "straighter" Tom Green whom the viewers saw this time around. Having watched hours of old Steve Allen and Jack Paar tapes in preparation, Green was determined to present a standard late-night talk/interview show in the classic tradition (the man even wore a suit!) There were, however, fond hark backs to the Tom Green of old, whenever the host and his sidekick, Glenn Humplik, involved members of the audience in zany comedy sketches. The New Tom Green Show was first seen on June 23, 2003.