"Martha Stewart's Cooking School" headed to PBS

Martha Stewart is introducing a new 30-minute program titled "Martha Stewart's Cooking School," which will air this fall on PBS.

Stewart currently hosts a daily talk show for the Hallmark Channel, which is in its last season, canceled due to its high production cost and disappointingly low ratings. Stewart has had several television shows. In 1993, Stewart began hosting Martha Stewart Living, as weekly half-hour syndicated show that was expanded to weekdays in 1997, and became a full hour-long program in 1999. The show went on “hiatus” in 2004 when Stewart was sent off to prison for lying to investigators over a stock trade. A new show called “Martha” began airing in syndication in 2005 when she was released. The show headed to the Hallmark Channel in 2010.

Martha Stewart Living Television already 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.

“PBS is the perfect home for this series,” said Stewart. “We’ll show viewers how to prepare classic dishes as well as how to use proper techniques.  This new series combines so many of my passions: teaching and encouraging others.”

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