‘Countdown’ goes set-less

A series of technical problems has forced “Countdown” to broadcast from in front of a black background this week, instead of its normal set reports Mediaite.

Current TV President David Bohrman told Mediaite “the facility we lease for the production of Countdown has had a series of technical problems. Monday a dimmer rack overheated and blew out the lights, forcing the crew to move to a different part of the set.”

According to Bohrman, the change might just become permanent. “They may stay there moving forward,” he told Mediate columnist Tommy Christopher. “We are discussing this new look.”

Apparently viewers haven’t really noticed the change — there’s bit little mention of it on social media.

Meanwhile, Olbermann has taken the issue in stride, evening mocking the situation a bit by lighting a candle on the broadcast:

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