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Old 03-25-2012, 03:04 PM
 
Location: In my view finder.....
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Default Travel Channel: What happened?

I used to love to watch TT. Now it seems like all they show are ghost story shows and a few food shows.


Years ago I could watch TT for hours and just sit back and enjoy all of the beautiful and fun places that were featured. No more.


Any alternatives?
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Old 03-25-2012, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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Yes, another channel going for the most cheaply to produce programming. The quality of the programs are garbage. BUT every year they demand a rate increase from the cable/sat companies, which we end up paying.
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Old 03-25-2012, 04:35 PM
 
Location: East Side of ATL
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Budget cuts plus I think the transfer from Discovery to Scripps played a major part in it as well.

They were showing repeats for years and years. No new shows. Same tired shows over and over.
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Old 03-25-2012, 04:59 PM
 
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You mean the Bourdain channel? They show reruns of actual travel shows like Samantha Brown and Dhani Jones during the day, otherwise it's the where can I go to eat channel. I thought I read that Samantha Brown had a new show coming back, but who knows.
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Old 03-25-2012, 07:07 PM
 
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Same old story. I wonder if the quality of programming will ever turn around or if we will devolve to watching "Ow My Balls" someday?
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Old 03-25-2012, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Yeah, I feel teh same way. it seems all they ever show is that Bourdain guy, ghost stories and stuff like that. I enjoyed when they had " ___________ Top Ten Beaches", and shows like that. Hard to find them playing even reruns of those.
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Old 03-25-2012, 09:24 PM
 
Location: North Central Illinois
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I also feel the same way. The Travel channel should be renamed The Food Channel II. Same goes for the History Channel, it's all red-neck reality shows now.
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Old 03-25-2012, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Dallas by way of ATL
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I agree. I used to love those beach shows. What happened!!!??? Now all I ever see on there is Anthony Bourdain - and sorry, I'm not a fan.
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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I agree. I used to love those beach shows. What happened!!!??? Now all I ever see on there is Anthony Bourdain - and sorry, I'm not a fan.
I am SO not a fan of his. I haven't turned that channel on in a while.
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:32 PM
 
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It seems like there's more travel type stuff on HGTV these days, if you count House Hunters International.
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