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Has Food Network "Jumped the Shark"?


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Has Food Network "Jumped the Shark"?

egbluesuede | Feb 21, 2010 07:49 AM

For those of you not familiar with the phrase, "Jumping the shark" refers to the old Happy Days TV Series. The show lost it fan base in the later episodes when they all went to Hawaii, and Fonzi jumped over a shark on water skis. It was the ridiculously defining moment when the show stopped being cool for it's loyal viewers.

Has the Food Network "Jumped the Shark"? I used to really love FN, but lately, there are very few programs left that I'm not sick of. It seems they have very few TV personalities, and they just keep building semi interesting shows around those same people. I'm not saying I hate it now, but I'm quickly losing interest.

There are a few new shows that get 30 minutes of air time per week, and I may check those out, but I'm mainly finding my Cooking TV fix in other ways now. PBS, Fine Living, and DVD formats. What else are you turning to these days if you are tired of Food Network repeats? I'd like suggestions for alternatives to FN if you are in the same boat as me. DVD recommendations, other channels, or new shows that maybe a lot of people haven't discovered yet?

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