Planet Green Means Loss of Some Cooking Shows
I had no idea the Planet Green channel which just launched yesterday, Wednesday, was going to kill the Discovery Home Channel. I thought it was just going to be a new channel added to the Discovery lineup.
Now I'm sad. It means yeah we're supposed to get a new "Emeril Green" show sometime this month, but it also means -- and I was not expecting this -- that we've lost all the Canadian and other food shows that used to be on the Home Channel.
Goodbye License to Grill with host Rob Rainford. Along with Bobby Flay's shows his made for the two best griiling and BBQ shows around!
Goodbye Cooking in Brooklyn, which was quirky but original
Goodbye Chef at Home with Michael Smith (I really enjoyed this show) mind you they were too stupid to buy any of the last three seasons of his show so we kept watching ones from 2004 and 2005, but I liked them anyhow.
Goodbye Inner Chef with Marcus Samuelsson
Goodbye that show with Kylie Kwong -- the one show I will not miss -- her voice was grating and sorry, but she specialized in Australian meets Chinese food ... you want to talk about two cuisines who's ingredients she used that you never heard of before and will never find here in the States! If you could find the Chinese ones, you'd never find the Aussie ones.
It's a shame Kylie Kwong's gone... her food was always interesting and she reminded me of home! I didn't realise that Discovery Home was going right off-air to make way for the stupid 'green' station - from what I saw of their 'sneak previews' there won't be a darned thing on there worth watching!
I too, am sad at the end of Discovery Home. It seems that TV has decided to cast it's lot with the wingnut environmental whackjobs. It seems I can't tune into much of anything anymore, without there being some pitch for "going green". Yick!
Yes, in PlanetGreen we have a new Wikipedia redirection for 'Screwed The Pooch'. Or is it 'Jumped The Shark'?
Discovery would have done better to keep adding 'green' shows to Home and other channels.
Why would they deep six the 'Manic Organic' cooking show? - educational, entertaining and perfect for the PG channel.
Maybe A&E Networks or even Scripps (ha ha ha ha ha) could capture the Home channel cooking shows.
Most people will gladly go 'green' when it makes Economic Sense, not due to some feel good preachy TV shows or worse, government nanny legislation and corporate welfare *cough*ethanol subsidy*cough*.