We knew it was inevitable when the media company that owns the FN bought the Travel Channel and their stable of cable channels.
At least these are shows that are somewhat remotely connected to travel. The three I saw advertised are:
Rachel Ray's $40 a Day.
Sandra Pinckney's show and
Al Roker's show.
Pickney's show is innocuous enough, I don't watch it because its so bland. RR's show used to be OK if nothing else, it gives me ideas as to where to go when I travel, but the premise of the show is bogus because they do so much to cut back in order to make the $40 limit that the selections at the restaurants are boring. I'd rather see a wider variety of foods than seeing them make their $40 limit. And then there is that perkiness quotient...
Roker drives me nuts, I don't need to be shouted at in order to pay attention. It seems that he does a lot of shouting.