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UPDATE: 11-15-13 11:20 AM EST

According to NBC, the Toronto city council voted to suspend Rob Ford’s power during city emergencies, 41-2.


As if it’s not enough to see disgraced Toronto Mayor Rob Ford make this face during extremely awkward press conferences, he’ll now get to do this and more during his new television show.

Yep, the man who denied smoking crack only to admit that he had smoked crack cocaine in a “drunken stupor” about a year ago, is getting his own time slot and will be plastered across flat screens everywhere.

According to CNN:

Canada’s Sun News Network announced that Ford and his brother Doug will begin hosting their own TV show on Monday. The show, “Ford Nation,” picks up where the two brothers left off on a talk radio show that ended its run last week, the network said on its website.

A headline on that site posed the question, “Canada’s Ultimate Reality Show?” And it quoted Doug Ford saying, “Rob is like Howard Stern or Rush Limbaugh” and “You just never know what he is going to say.”

“Mayor Ford seems to be in a no-holds-barred mode,” the network said. “There is no filter. There is no careful treading.”

Proof that Ford says whatever he wants to say. Well, this is apparently the quote that got him the show (kids, cover your ears):

And this new gig on television may be what Ford needs. The mayor is facing pressure to take a leave of absence because of his admission that he purchased and smoked illegal drugs and amidst allegations that he verbally and physically abused his aides.

The Toronto City Council voted 37-5 on Wednesday to ask Ford to take a leave of absence, and most members turned their backs on him when he addressed their Thursday meeting.

Ford’s brother Doug, a city council member, is urging him to take a leave of absence, a council source told CNN on condition of anonymity. The source did not want to be identified.

The city council, meanwhile, has scheduled a special meeting on Monday to consider a motion to delegate duties not assigned by statute to the mayor. If approved, the motion would strip Ford of most of his duties.

Something tells me he doesn’t have any worries. Because this new gig will allow him to do this:


And this:

Without being judged as a political figure. Will you be tuning in?

SOURCE: CNN | PHOTO CREDIT: Giphy, Screengrab