Martha Stewart is heading to public television.
The domestic diva and talk show host announced her new TV show on Thursday. The weekly, 30-minute program titled "Martha Stewart's Cooking School," will air this fall on PBS.
Stewart currently hosts a daily talk show for the Hallmark Channel, which is in its last season. In January, Hallmark formally canceled Stewart's show and said that the program would cease production in April 2012. The New York Post reported that viewers may see episodes of Stewart's show well into September, though episodes after April could be repeats. It was reported that Hallmark pulled the plug on Stewart's show due to its high production cost and disappointingly low ratings.
Stewart tweeted about her excitement for her new show. She wrote, "The response to our announcement for a PBS cooking school series is wonderful. Easy access to PBS as opposed to Hallmark will be wonderful."
While Stewart's previous TV hosting gigs have been on broadcast and cable networks, she is no stranger to public television. Her company, Martha Stewart Living Television, produces a weekly, 30-minute culinary show titled "Everyday Food," which is hosted by "four home-grown talents from the kitchens of Martha Stewart Living." The show is produced in partnership with PBS station WETA-TV Washington, DC. WETA is also a producing partner on Stewart's new show.
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