The Joy of Painting was an American television show hosted by painter Bob Ross that taught its viewers techniques for landscape oil painting. Although Ross could complete a painting in half an hour, the intent of the show was not to teach viewers “speed painting”. Rather, he intended for viewers to learn certain techniques within the time that the show was allotted. The show began on January 11, 1983, and lasted until May 17, 1994, a year before Ross’ death.
The 410 is a Canadian drama web series, premiering on CBC Gem on May 2, 2019. Created by and starring Supinder Wraich, the series centres on Suri, a young Indo-Canadian woman who is drawn into a life of crime after her truck driver father is arrested for smuggling cocaine
Pimp My Ride is a TV show produced by MTV. Each episode consists of taking one car in poor condition and restoring it, as well as customizing it. The original American version was hosted by rapper Xzibit. Recently, MTV2 has begun airing episodes from Pimp My Ride UK hosted by DJ Tim Westwood, which features cars being customised in the UK, and Pimp My Ride International, featuring cars in central Europe, hosted by hip hop artists Fat Joe and Lil’ Jon, as well as the related CMT series Trick My Truck.
Stand-up and music show hosted by Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle, which promises to prove that the black experience is about more than just one thing.
A smorgasbord of comedic talent from black artists in the form of stand up comedy and rap music.
30 Minute Meals is a Food Network show hosted by Rachael Ray. Her first of four shows on Food Network debuted in the fall of 2001. The show specializes in convenience cooking for those with little time to cook. The show is recorded live-to-tape, with Ray doing almost all preparation in real time. The show was awarded an Emmy for Best Daytime Service Show in 2006.
A common feature on the program is the creation of new versions of classic dishes, some of which are traditionally slow to cook. Ray focuses on creating meals in less than 30 minutes. Ray has also done two specials with the title Thanksgiving in 60, based around the idea of a one-hour Thanksgiving dinner.
Each episode Ray opens the show by saying “Hi there, I’m Rachael Ray and I make 30-minute meals. Now that means in the time it takes you to watch this program, I will have made a delicious and healthy meal from start to finish.”
Charlie Dimmock and the Rich brothers compete to design gardens for home owners around the country. Each comes up with a design to suit the space and the budget and the garden owner chooses which gets built.
There is a fortune buried deep in the ancient forests surrounding the small town of Falls City, Oregon…but only a few men know how to find it. For 10 weeks every year, they are on the hunt for one of the most expensive foods in the world, a delicacy that the Roman emperor Nero dubbed the “Food of the Gods:” black truffles. For the foragers of Oregon, truffles are more valuable than gold. For the first time ever, we’ve gained exclusive access to a secret underworld of foragers and backwoods entrepreneurs. This season, an historic drought ravages Oregon, choking off the usually abundant wild black truffle crop, and winter arrives early. With the truffle supply at an all time low, the price is predicted to hit an all time high. With increased competition between the foragers and even more diggers seeking riches, the truffle men of Oregon will be pushed to their limits to survive.
In a backwater corner of the South Pacific in 1938, a young American adventurer and his ragtag group of friends become involved in death-defying hi-jinx, transporting people-on-the-run in a well-worn Grumman Goose seaplane.
Legend has it that there is a treasure of immense value buried in the Philippine jungle – now a team of American experts, with the help of the only surviving witness, try to uncover the clues to solve the greatest mystery of WW2.
Tiny House Nation takes renovation experts John Weisbarth and Zack Griffinh across America to help design and construct tiny dream homes in spaces under 500 square feet. Tiny House Nation proves size doesn’t matter it’s creative that counts!
A heart-in-your-throat drama, Red Line begins with the mistaken shooting of a black doctor at the hands of a white cop and unfolds from the perspective of each of the families connected to the tragedy. It’s a then-and-now meets us-and-them tale about the often-personal politics of crime.
Dancing with the Stars is a Logie Award-winning, Australian light entertainment reality show airing on the Seven Network and filmed live from the HSV-7 studios in Melbourne. The show is based on the United Kingdom BBC Television series Strictly Come Dancing and is part of BBC Worldwide’s international Dancing with the Stars franchise.
The show debuted in a short run from October to November 2004, then returned the following February. The show was picked up for a ninth season by Seven Network.
The show is a ratings success averaging around 2 million viewers a week nationally during its peak which places the series number 1 of the entire day.
The show pairs celebrities with professional ballroom dancers who each week compete against each other in a dance-off to impress a panel of judges and ultimately the viewing public in order to survive potential elimination. Through telephone and SMS voting, viewers vote for the duo they think should remain in the competition. Judges’ scores are combined with the viewer votes when determining which duo is eliminated.
Daniel MacPherson and Edwina Bartholomew are the hosts of the thirteenth season in 2013.
The logo used for the first seven series of Dancing with the Stars is similar to the logo used by Strictly Come Dancing. The logo used for the eighth series and beyond is similar to that used by the US version of Dancing with the Stars.