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    TLC 'The Learning Channel' aka The Loathsome Channel's Extreme Cougar Wives

    This must be like the ESPN division of the Discovery Channel.

    I remember when they used to have programming about things you can actually learn things from.

    Now it's just become a circus sideshow of freaks - the latest being this -

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/1...n_2178745.html


    They had this dude in his 20s hangin out with some 70 year old broad...


    I guess it worked, because I watched it (aghast mind you, aghast)

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    Awful channel.

    Nat Geo is going down the drain as well...all turning to terrible reality crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruby2 View Post
    Awful channel.

    Nat Geo is going down the drain as well...all turning to terrible reality crap.
    There's no market for educational programming anymore. People just want to turn their brains off and stare at train wreck TV, mouths agape. When aliens come to harvest our life energies the are going to take one look at us and pull a quick U turn out of the galaxy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonhomme Richard View Post
    There's no market for educational programming anymore. People just want to turn their brains off and stare at train wreck TV, mouths agape. When aliens come to harvest our life energies the are going to take one look at us and pull a quick U turn out of the galaxy.
    Ever since President Romney cut the funding to PBS.............oh wait....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonhomme Richard View Post
    There's no market for educational programming anymore. People just want to turn their brains off and stare at train wreck TV, mouths agape. When aliens come to harvest our life energies the are going to take one look at us and pull a quick U turn out of the galaxy.
    That is the master plan of the illuminati

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonhomme Richard View Post
    When aliens come to harvest our life energies the are going to take one look at us and pull a quick U turn out of the galaxy.
    Prolly happened already. Hovering over TImmmys cabin, birds eye view of him running screaming through his yard with 5 Roosters on his heels.

    A collective interplanetary W T F, then back to Andromeda pronto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonhomme Richard View Post
    There's no market for educational programming anymore. People just want to turn their brains off and stare at train wreck TV, mouths agape. When aliens come to harvest our life energies the are going to take one look at us and pull a quick U turn out of the galaxy.
    Even Animal Planet has half of its programming dedicated to rednecks wrasslin' gators and other reptiles. And 'Finding Bigfoot' - when did it become an actual, real animal?

    Thankfully there is still the science Channel - now we all stare at 'How It's Made' like a bunch of zombies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 32green View Post
    Prolly happened already. Hovering over TImmmys cabin, birds eye view of him running screaming through his yard with 5 Roosters on his heels.

    A collective interplanetary W T F, then back to Andromeda pronto.

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    And in case they need another reminder, Jetman is prepping his trailer for the 6 hour drive on Sunday as we speak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishooked View Post
    Even Animal Planet has half of its programming dedicated to rednecks wrasslin' gators and other reptiles. And 'Finding Bigfoot' - when did it become an actual, real animal?

    Thankfully there is still the science Channel - now we all stare at 'How It's Made' like a bunch of zombies.
    I like to watch Survivorman on that channel. Great show about surviving in the wilderness. Kind of like Bear Grylls except its... you know... real.

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    Biggest s hit hole on TV is Bravo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonhomme Richard View Post
    And in case they need another reminder, Jetman is prepping his trailer for the 6 hour drive on Sunday as we speak.
    question is does he pack the trailer in his super hero outfit.... Come Monday Morning, that Jetman may just be starting his 15 minutes of fame....

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    Another channel going down the crapper is the History channel. All it is is either the Pawn Stars (I happen to know a guy who's an expert in dryer lint) or two guys looking through old junk to buy.

    And Bravo is definately one of the top 5 shi ttiest channels out there, Borgo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big L View Post
    Another channel going down the crapper is the History channel. All it is is either the Pawn Stars (I happen to know a guy who's an expert in dryer lint) or two guys looking through old junk to buy.

    And Bravo is definately one of the top 5 shi ttiest channels out there, Borgo.
    Back when it started, Bravo was about film. Now, it's about the film you wash off your body after watching the trash on that channel.

    Check this lineup:

    http://www.realitytea.com/2012/04/05...ork-confirmed/

    Ok, Bravoians – get ready for the new line-up! Bravo has officially released the list of upcoming shows and it includes eleven all-new reality shows and eight returning gems! Among the most exciting news is that Real Housewife of Beverly Hills star Lisa Vanderpump has scored her own show about celebrity hotspot SUR and Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss‘ spin-off The Kandi Factory has also been added to the permanent roster!

    Here’s the list of what’s to come!


    “Silicon Valley” Bravo captures the intertwining lives of young professionals on the path to becoming Silicon Valley’s next great success stories.


    “Life After Top Chef” For the first time cameras are taken outside of the “Top Chef” kitchen and into the lives of Bravo’s most beloved former cheftestants as they reach milestones in their personal lives and culinary careers. From opening their own restaurants to expanding their growing franchises, viewers will follow Jen Carroll in Philadelphia, Richard Blais in Atlanta, Fabio Viviani in Los Angeles and Spike Mendelsohn in DC.


    “Below Deck” The upstairs and downstairs worlds collide when this young and single crew of “yachties” live, love and work together onboard a luxurious mega yacht while tending to the ever-changing needs of their wealthy, demanding charter guests.


    “Huh?” Ever wonder who is behind those hilarious cat memes? Bravo goes inside the office of Ben Huh and his eclectic staff at icanhascheezburger.com, one of the largest humor publishers on the Internet known for their popular LOLs and FAILs.


    “Miss Advised” These single relationship experts can’t seem to practice what they preach as Amy Laurent in New York, Emily Morse in San Francisco and Julia Allison in Los Angeles struggle to stay afloat in the deep end of the dating pool.

    “Newlyweds: The First Year”From the moment they say “I do” to their one-year anniversary, cameras capture diverse couples across the coasts experiencing the trials and tribulations of their first year of marriage.


    “Gallery Girls” Viewers are introduced to seven young women who dream of living a chic and fashionable existence in New York City. All share a passion for art, but are divided amongst their Manhattan and Brooklyn lifestyles with vastly different attitudes and tastes towards fashion, art and men.


    “LA Shrinks” It takes one to treat one! The professional and personal lives of dynamic experts are exposed as they counsel a wide array of clients at some of the top private practices in Los Angeles.

    “Decades” Renowned boutique owners, Christos Garkinos and Cameron Silver, show off their exclusive and glamorous world of vintage couture filled with Givenchy, Balenciaga and Chanel.

    The official preview trailer for all the new reality gems is below!

    And now for the list of returning shows. I was surprised to see Chef Roblé & Co and Pregnant in Heels (although I kinda liked that show) coming back. Also returning is Flipping Out, Tabatha Takes Over, Top Chef (including Last Chance Kitchen), Top Chef Masters Million Dollar Listing, Million Dollar Decorators, and Inside The Actors Studio – which will feature the cast of Mad Men.

    I was very surprised not to see the Rachel Zoe Project on the list!


    And branching out, Bravo also announced the arrival of two scripted shows! “22 Birthdays” focuses on the sordid and scandalous activities of a group of parents at an exclusive private school, with each episode centered around an extravagant and lavish birthday party. And “Blowing Sunshine” is set at a fictional private rehabilitation center and follows its staff and high profile patients.

    Moving on, last night Andy Cohen hosted the Watch What Happens Live All-Star Party. Among the proceedings was the official unveiling of the three new Real Housewives of New York; which was pretty much reality television’s worst kept secret. Well, it’s official Carole Radziwill, Aviva Drescher, and Heather Thomson will be embarrassing themselves on our TVs very soon!

    A preview of the upcoming explosive season was revealed and it appears that the rumors of Pinot Singer not getting along with any of her fellow Housewives are confirmed! She goes to battle with everyone and may soon find herself on the Jill Zarin side of things if she keeps this up! The new ladies were shown banding together in an act of solidarity against “mean girl” behavior.

    Among last night’s surprising events was the conspicuous absence of Teresa Giudice! The entire Real Housewives of New Jersey cast was spotted together on the red carpet and participated in the Housewives East vs. West Battle Royale, but there was no Teresa in sight! It is well established that Teresa is not speaking to any of her castmates and rumors have been swirling that she’s headed for a spin-off following the explosive fourth season, airing later this month!

    Also interesting was that Lisa did not sit with her fellow RHOBH castmates and instead took the stage solo for a sit-down with Andy. She also skipped the Housewives battle. Perhaps confirming the casting gossip that Taylor Armstrong and Kim Richards are returning next season was their attendance. Oddly, Brandi Glanville was not in the audience!

    Finally, the most troubling events of last night were the musical performances of Melissa Gorga and LuAnn de Lesseps. Now I love you both, but please believe – you cannot sing! Step away from the microphones…

    THOUGHTS ON THE NEW SHOWS – WHAT WILL YOU BE WATCHING? ARE YOU EXCITED FOR KANDI AND LISA’S SPIN-OFFS? DID YOU WATCH THE ALL-STAR PARTY LAST NIGHT?



    I would carpet bomb the place. If it were one actual place, that is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borgoguy View Post
    Back when it started, Bravo was about film. Now, it's about the film you wash off your body after watching the trash on that channel.

    Check this lineup:

    http://www.realitytea.com/2012/04/05...ork-confirmed/

    Ok, Bravoians – get ready for the new line-up! Bravo has officially released the list of upcoming shows and it includes eleven all-new reality shows and eight returning gems! Among the most exciting news is that Real Housewife of Beverly Hills star Lisa Vanderpump has scored her own show about celebrity hotspot SUR and Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss‘ spin-off The Kandi Factory has also been added to the permanent roster!

    Here’s the list of what’s to come!


    “Silicon Valley” Bravo captures the intertwining lives of young professionals on the path to becoming Silicon Valley’s next great success stories.


    “Life After Top Chef” For the first time cameras are taken outside of the “Top Chef” kitchen and into the lives of Bravo’s most beloved former cheftestants as they reach milestones in their personal lives and culinary careers. From opening their own restaurants to expanding their growing franchises, viewers will follow Jen Carroll in Philadelphia, Richard Blais in Atlanta, Fabio Viviani in Los Angeles and Spike Mendelsohn in DC.


    “Below Deck” The upstairs and downstairs worlds collide when this young and single crew of “yachties” live, love and work together onboard a luxurious mega yacht while tending to the ever-changing needs of their wealthy, demanding charter guests.


    “Huh?” Ever wonder who is behind those hilarious cat memes? Bravo goes inside the office of Ben Huh and his eclectic staff at icanhascheezburger.com, one of the largest humor publishers on the Internet known for their popular LOLs and FAILs.


    “Miss Advised” These single relationship experts can’t seem to practice what they preach as Amy Laurent in New York, Emily Morse in San Francisco and Julia Allison in Los Angeles struggle to stay afloat in the deep end of the dating pool.

    “Newlyweds: The First Year”From the moment they say “I do” to their one-year anniversary, cameras capture diverse couples across the coasts experiencing the trials and tribulations of their first year of marriage.


    “Gallery Girls” Viewers are introduced to seven young women who dream of living a chic and fashionable existence in New York City. All share a passion for art, but are divided amongst their Manhattan and Brooklyn lifestyles with vastly different attitudes and tastes towards fashion, art and men.


    “LA Shrinks” It takes one to treat one! The professional and personal lives of dynamic experts are exposed as they counsel a wide array of clients at some of the top private practices in Los Angeles.

    “Decades” Renowned boutique owners, Christos Garkinos and Cameron Silver, show off their exclusive and glamorous world of vintage couture filled with Givenchy, Balenciaga and Chanel.

    The official preview trailer for all the new reality gems is below!

    And now for the list of returning shows. I was surprised to see Chef Roblé & Co and Pregnant in Heels (although I kinda liked that show) coming back. Also returning is Flipping Out, Tabatha Takes Over, Top Chef (including Last Chance Kitchen), Top Chef Masters Million Dollar Listing, Million Dollar Decorators, and Inside The Actors Studio – which will feature the cast of Mad Men.

    I was very surprised not to see the Rachel Zoe Project on the list!


    And branching out, Bravo also announced the arrival of two scripted shows! “22 Birthdays” focuses on the sordid and scandalous activities of a group of parents at an exclusive private school, with each episode centered around an extravagant and lavish birthday party. And “Blowing Sunshine” is set at a fictional private rehabilitation center and follows its staff and high profile patients.

    Moving on, last night Andy Cohen hosted the Watch What Happens Live All-Star Party. Among the proceedings was the official unveiling of the three new Real Housewives of New York; which was pretty much reality television’s worst kept secret. Well, it’s official Carole Radziwill, Aviva Drescher, and Heather Thomson will be embarrassing themselves on our TVs very soon!

    A preview of the upcoming explosive season was revealed and it appears that the rumors of Pinot Singer not getting along with any of her fellow Housewives are confirmed! She goes to battle with everyone and may soon find herself on the Jill Zarin side of things if she keeps this up! The new ladies were shown banding together in an act of solidarity against “mean girl” behavior.

    Among last night’s surprising events was the conspicuous absence of Teresa Giudice! The entire Real Housewives of New Jersey cast was spotted together on the red carpet and participated in the Housewives East vs. West Battle Royale, but there was no Teresa in sight! It is well established that Teresa is not speaking to any of her castmates and rumors have been swirling that she’s headed for a spin-off following the explosive fourth season, airing later this month!

    Also interesting was that Lisa did not sit with her fellow RHOBH castmates and instead took the stage solo for a sit-down with Andy. She also skipped the Housewives battle. Perhaps confirming the casting gossip that Taylor Armstrong and Kim Richards are returning next season was their attendance. Oddly, Brandi Glanville was not in the audience!

    Finally, the most troubling events of last night were the musical performances of Melissa Gorga and LuAnn de Lesseps. Now I love you both, but please believe – you cannot sing! Step away from the microphones…

    THOUGHTS ON THE NEW SHOWS – WHAT WILL YOU BE WATCHING? ARE YOU EXCITED FOR KANDI AND LISA’S SPIN-OFFS? DID YOU WATCH THE ALL-STAR PARTY LAST NIGHT?



    I would carpet bomb the place. If it were one actual place, that is.

    I've come to realize that it would be much, much easier and quicker to make a list of the people I don't want to see die in a fire. It's a remarkably short list.

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    Why does every commercial for every show on Bravo get announced with some guy with reverb in his voice?

    Also I think SpikeTV will give anyone with a beard or a goatee a reality show.
    But at least they probably don't take themselves as seriously as other networks pretend to.


    Check out this ole broad - she's the bees knees!


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    It is the M-TV'ing of Television.

    Music Television (MTV) plays no music, only reality TV.

    Gamer-TV (G4) plays no video gamer content, only "men's style" stuff.

    The Learning Channel (TLC) plays very little educational programming, mostly reality TV.

    Same for Discovery (the old science/history partner to TLC).

    The Science Channel still plays much science, but nowadays far more Science Fiction Repeats and "How it's made" marathons.

    SyFy Channel plays most horrific not-even-close-to-Sci-Fi B-Horror/Disaster movies and Wizard/Fantasy stuff.

    The Food Network is now "The Reality TV Food Competition with Drama" Channel.

    The Travel Channel is now "The Fat Guys Eating Too Many Sammiches repeat after repeat" channel.

    The History Channel (H and H2) plays a lot less History than it used to, now mostly "special interest" reality TV, i.e. the odd reality TV profession channel.

    Even the Millitary Channel has started losing it's focus, recently playing a lot of war Movies (fine, at least related) and a bunch of non-millitary history stuff.

    Basicly, all the cool Specific Interest, Music, Science, History, etc. channels are doing what MTV did, "broadening their audience" by dumping what their name implies, and going to cheap, low-grade reality TV programming.

    It sucks, frankly. The Reality TV'ing of America is just horrific.

    A few of the list above are still tolerable at times (History, Science and Millitary Channels mostly). Home & Garden (HGTV) is ok if you're into that.
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    I love getting my fellow cane-shakers riled up sometimes.





    :shakes_cane:



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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishooked View Post
    Check out this ole broad - she's the bees knees!

    If Ben Kingsly made it with phil Donahue.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Warfish View Post
    It is the M-TV'ing of Television.

    Music Television (MTV) plays no music, only reality TV.

    Gamer-TV (G4) plays no video gamer content, only "men's style" stuff.

    The Learning Channel (TLC) plays very little educational programming, mostly reality TV.

    Same for Discovery (the old science/history partner to TLC).

    The Science Channel still plays much science, but nowadays far more Science Fiction Repeats and "How it's made" marathons.

    SyFy Channel plays most horrific not-even-close-to-Sci-Fi B-Horror/Disaster movies and Wizard/Fantasy stuff.

    The Food Network is now "The Reality TV Food Competition with Drama" Channel.

    The Travel Channel is now "The Fat Guys Eating Too Many Sammiches repeat after repeat" channel.

    The History Channel (H and H2) plays a lot less History than it used to, now mostly "special interest" reality TV, i.e. the odd reality TV profession channel.

    Even the Millitary Channel has started losing it's focus, recently playing a lot of war Movies (fine, at least related) and a bunch of non-millitary history stuff.

    Basicly, all the cool Specific Interest, Music, Science, History, etc. channels are doing what MTV did, "broadening their audience" by dumping what their name implies, and going to cheap, low-grade reality TV programming.

    It sucks, frankly. The Reality TV'ing of America is just horrific.


    A few of the list above are still tolerable at times (History, Science and Millitary Channels mostly). Home & Garden (HGTV) is ok if you're into that.


    Is it Fahrenheit 451 that I'm thinking of, where everyone has wall screens playing reality TV 24/7? It's come true, just like the movie Idiocracy is.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 32green View Post
    If Ben Kingsly made it with phil Donahue.


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    Sadly, it wasn't aborted, spontaneously or otherwise.

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