Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Subscribers to the Fine Living Network can tune in at 9 pm to catch the premier episode of "Whatever, Martha" starring Alexis Stewart (Martha's daughter) and Jennifer Koppelman Hutt, the cohosts of the popular Sirius Satellite radio show, Whatever.

For a half hour each week, the two hosts will critique — in “candid and often acerbic” language, according to the channel — old clips from Martha's 1990s cooking and craft show, Martha Stewart Living.

Martha Stewart, who is the creator of the show as well as the executive producer, says that it was old reruns of Mystery Science Theater 3000 (a sarcastic commentary show about b-rated horror movies) that first gave her the idea for the show. “I take what I do very seriously, and I think there is a lesson to be learned in every segment. But contrary to popular opinion, I do have a sense of humor,” Martha said in an interview.

To appease some of Martha's fans, some of whom are less than thrilled about the premise of the show, the old segments of Martha Stewart Living that Alexis and Jennifer will be mocking will be available in their entirety (sans commentary) online for fans to watch.

“I think that 20-somethings and 30-somethings will watch this show and laugh along but still come away learning something,” Martha Stewart said.

“My die-hard fans might get upset,” she said. “If they do, then they just shouldn’t watch it.”

No details yet, but Martha is expected to make a few in-person appearances on the new show. The show will not be aired on Canadian Fine Living Network, therefore I won't be able to watch it. But hopefully the shows will be available online at some point!

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