After his departure from C8 in 2019, Thierry Ardisson could have made the most of his retirement. To think so would be to misunderstand the "Man in Black". At almost 75 years old – he will celebrate his birthday on January 6, 2024 – the host and producer is teeming with projects. This Friday, December 15, he celebrates the twentieth anniversary of "93 Faubourg Saint-Honoré" on Paris Première. For the occasion, he invited his wife, the journalist Audrey Crespo-Mara, the actresses Muriel Robin and Anne Le Nen, the columnist Bertrand Chameroy, the comedian Doully, but also his "friends", including the actor Gérard Darmon and the journalist Franz-Olivier Giesbert, to his home at 214, rue de Rivoli, in the 1st arrondissement of Paris. Laurent Baffie and DJ Philippe Corti, two other of his regulars, will have a look during the evening. Concocted by chef Juan Arbelaez and exceptionally broadcast on Paris Première, this dinner will be followed by a documentary compiling the best moments of the show commented by Thierry Ardisson.
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He is hard at work on a new format he came up with in 2008 called "Our Big Decisions". "This is the return of the social show on France Télévisions. There hasn't been one since Jean-Luc Delarue's death, he said. The concept is simple and modern: a person has a personal dilemma with a societal resonance. For example: "Should I give my 13-year-old daughter a smartphone?" or "Should I put my grandmother in a nursing home?" Specialists or people who have experienced the same thing give their opinions. And then, it's the gimmick of the show, Hugo Clément says: "Now, we're going to ask the French for their opinion!" It will be live, Wednesday evening in the second part of the evening on France 2 and there will be four guests per show. »
At the same time, Thierry Ardisson is working with Reservoir Prod on a documentary dedicated to young people. "I would like to confront the vision of a baby boomer, who turned 19 in 1968, with what young people think today," he explains. In the works, there is also a game project for Netflix. But he doesn't want to say more than that: "For me, there's a before and an after-'LOL: whoever laughs comes out!' Then, after his documentary L'Âge d'or de la pub, he is about to retrace L'Âge d'or des clips for France 3. Finally, he will celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of "Graines de star" with Jean Dujardin on M6.