I was just checking the line up for Discovery Channel's Memorial Day coaster shows and found out that there isn't one this year. They will have American Chopper and American Hotrod reruns. I also checked out TLC and The Travel Channel and they won't have any coaster shows either. The Travel Channel will have a water park's show but that is it. I was looking forward to some new coaster shows this year, oh well. :(
I'm so sick of discovery channel & their american chopper crap & all the stupid spin offs that they're putting out such as american hot rod & get this american beauty shop.
Their programming used to be good but now that they're tyring to be more like TLC(discovery owns that network)with this make over garbage I just don't like the network anymore & would probably like to see discovery channel removed from my cable line up all together.
At least I've got all their old coaster programs on tape so I can just watch them any time & not have to worry about commercials that way.
That totally sucks.I look forward to that every year. There is hope though as a year or two ago I looked at the online listings and there was something in that time slot where the coaster shows usually are and suddenly a week before they aired they updated all the listings- so you never know.
When we were attending Solace, Susan Tierny of Knotts told us of a conversation that she had had with Kiku. It seems that the Discovery channel had not placed any orders for new park shows with Termite Art. If you want to see new ones, contact the Discovery Channel and politely tell them of your feelings on the subject.
I can't agree with you more BATWING. I do like American Chopper, but they keep playing the same ones over and over and over. They tell you that they will have a new episode next week and then they give you a rerun.
American Hot Rod has only done three cars and they keep showing those over and over.
I think that this is a poor choice DC has made. I always looked forward to those shows because they showcased new rides and coasters. Even though it was a year behind. I think I'll go to discoverychannel.com and complain.
Have you ever seen TLC's lineup lately? all they ever run is that trading spaces garbage & other shows geared primarilly towards the female audience.
DC(which owns TLC) has capitalized on this by running such shows as monster house(a trading spaces rip off) which grew from Monster garage(the male equivalent of Trading spaces) so it seems that makeover shows & reality building shows are all the rage with DC & their other networks as of now.
The whole American chopper series started because they had been doing motorcycle enthusiast related specials in recent years(there is a market for it just as for coaster shows believe it or not)the host of MG/MH had his own special Motorcycle mania 1 & 2 but his factory went out of business so they busted him down to hosting MG & later MH.
Motorcycle mania was the motorcycle enthusiasts version of making of a coaster(which was a good coaster show BTW) so it seems that motorcycles,cars & house makeovers seem to be all the rage on DC right now.
Back to the coaster shows(or lack thereof) I think the reason why we're not gonna see any this year is because no new rides have been built lately....they can't feature Storm runner for example when they already showed TTD & Xcelerator on last year's program & covering Scream! would be a waste of time when they already featured Medusa east back in 99 when the floorless coaster was first built.
When new rides & types appear in mass numbers is when we'll probably begin to see more coaster related shows produced but for now we can enjoy what they've already given us as long as you've got it on VHS,so just fire up the VCR,sit back & enjoy the show.
"...all they ever run is that trading spaces garbage & other shows geared primarilly towards the female audience/"
Well, when those shows prove to be ratings juggernauts of course that's what they're going to show. In time redecorating shows will lose favor and whatever the next big thing is will be all they ever show.
I'm with 'playa on this one. Those "how to decorate inexpensively" shows are likely going to stick around a while. No matter your interests, at some point decorating a home or apartment becomes important. Decorating on a budget even MORE so.
Yeah, but I know tons of people that watch those shows - I don't even despise them- and like Jeff said they don't care about the decorating aspect. The most anyone I know has ever gotten inspired to do is throw some paint on a wall or two. I am not sure that it is all about seeing people feel good either. I know I always love it when people totally despise their room. The shows do have an audience though because every homeowner knows something about and cares a little about their home and decorating it. This is opposed to, say coaster shows, which appeal to a much smaller audience.