Launched in 2005, ‘The Martha Stewart Show’ meets the television graveyard this April after being cancelled just recently by the Hallmark Channel. NBC originally launched the show in 2005, but The Martha Stewart Show got demoted to The Hallmark Channel in 2010. After expensive studio costs and low viewership (225,000), the show met the chopping block. According to the NY Post, Lisa Gersh, president of MSLO, states that production costs are a large part of the issue, and that “[they] will either bring television in-house or find lower cost space, which will…reduce our TV operating margins.”
I must admit that I can be somewhat of a craft weirdo – not that I actually do the crafts, I just like watching other people do them (is that weird?). So, I have to admit that I’m a little surprised that the show is getting cut like it is…but then again, how often can we all watch the stiff perfectionist quality that Miss Martha gives off?
Not only that, but the Hallmark Channel is also uncertain about their other television show – Emeril’s Table – which leaves me wondering if all those craft shows are gonna go down the tubes (much like my long loved game shows which took a dive not too long ago).
Does this mean that we have to find another designer and craft touchstone?
Think again! According to The Hallmark Show, they are exploring new concepts with Martha Stewart and a lot of the staff will stay on…
But Martha promises her small circle of fans that she will have an amazing ‘Oprah-style’ send off in April…which leaves me feeling all warm, and fuzzy inside…I guess.
And to add to the news even more (making it all look more and more sad and pathetic), Home Depot will no longer be selling Martha Stewart paint, which apparently leaves a bad looking finish.
Looks like bad finishes are all over the place here people.
I don’t know about you, but time to go comfort myself in my Martha Stewart linens.