Food Network 2June 3, 2010
Sometime during the late 80’s/early 90’s, MTV felt compelled to create a new channel (imaginatively called “MTV 2”) which would be devoted to music videos, because the original network was venturing deeply into that new fad called “reality television.” Now it seems that the Food Network is having a similar issue, because they have just launched their new station “The Cooking Channel” (imagination working overtime again), presumably because the Food Network has gotten away from straight-up “cooking” shows, focusing more on competitions and food documentaries.
Check out the web site here. It seems they will have a good variety of cooking shows, from “Indian Food Made Easy” to something called “Two Fat Ladies,” as well as airing old Julia Child programs. We’ll see how long this new channel lasts – MTV 2 eventually dropped its music videos for even more reality programming. But I’ll give it a shot. Enjoy.