Posted Apr 20, 2012 @ 7:21 PM
I think that what has happened here is that the marketing/program scheduling "geniuses" at FN, have unwittingly positioned Trisha's show as a "temporary replacement" for Ree's show. It's in the same time slot and more or less focuses on the same style of cooking. As much as I diss Ree, in this case, we really are comparing apples to oranges, regarding camera presence. I automatically expected Trisha to be poised and polished. I was looking more at content.
I don't know much about FN's plans for Trisha's show. Is the network planning to develop her show as an ongoing NEW show? For some reason, I had the impression that maybe Trisha either wanted to, or was invited to do a handful of shows until "Pioneer Woman's" new season was ready. I could be completely off-base on this, dreamed it up, etc.
I can't imagine that Trisha would want to commit to a FN show given her busy music life. What do I know? Maybe she's tired of touring and wants to switch gears.
IF the plans are for Trisha to have a new home on FN, well, she's going to have to crowd out Paula, Ree, the Neelys (are they still even on?) and whatever the new show is starring Jamie Deen. That's WAY too many down-home, rib-sticking, Southern (however you want to describe it) cooking shows.
We've only seen one show... Honestly, I hadn't planned to watch it at all because I let my bias against country music influence me. It came on last Saturday, just as I was dashing out the door for a hair appointment. I thought it looked halfway decent, so I quickly hit the "record" button on my DVR.
I thought the first show was pretty good. Right now, I'm trying to deconstruct it (yes, I have no life on a Friday night, but it's been a rough week!) and if you took out the guest musicians in the kitchen with Trisha and the SL about the baby shower, you wouldn't be left with much.
If this show is going to be an ongoing parade of guests, and chances for Trish to subtly promote her cookbooks (did anybody else catch her remark, "I've written a few best-selling cookbooks, so I think I know what I'm doing) and her music, then count me out.