Updated Blog Post Here.
Wow. WOW! By favorite show is being canceled. There are VERY few shows that I record, and 3 are gardening shows: Central Texas Gardener (PBS/KLRU), A Gardener's Diary (HGTV), and Gardening by the Yard (HGTV). My favorite is Gardening by the Yard BY FAR!! Paul James is an icon. He has a great presence, and he knows his shit. The show is entertaining and helpful which is a far cry from most HGTV shows. Still, HGTV, in all its wisdom, has seen fit to cancel the show.
The overwhelming majority of programs on HGTV act more like infomercials for products (e.g., "I Want That") or could be replaced entirely with a slideshow of before's and after's (e.g., "Curb Appeal") which should NOT constitute television. Many more of the shows are so painfully simplistic or basic that they lack any value (e.g., "The Top Ten Things You Should Know About..." aka "Stuff You Already Know Because You Aren't a Complete Incompetent").
This is frustrating. I LOVE television. Love it! I love my gardening shows and wish there were more of them and more gardening programs in general.
If HGTV really drops Paul James, I hope PBS picks his show up and drops P. Allen Smith. P. Allen Smith is more in the realm of HGTV/Fine Living Network anyway.
Protest Blog: http://hgtvprotestcampaign.blogspot.com/