Martha (TV series)

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Not to be confused with Martha Speaks (TV series).
Martha
Martha Logo.svg
Also known as The Martha Stewart Show
Genre Variety show
Talk show
Presented by Martha Stewart
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 7
No. of episodes 1,162
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Mark Burnett
  • Martha Stewart
  • Bernie Young
Running time 42 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor NBCUniversal Television Distribution
FremantleMedia Enterprises
Broadcast
Original channel Syndication
(Seasons 1-5)
Hallmark Channel
(Seasons 6-7)
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original run September 12, 2005 (2005-09-12) – May 11, 2012 (2012-05-11)

Martha, also known as The Martha Stewart Show, is an American variety talk show that is hosted by Martha Stewart. The series premiered on September 11, 2005, in syndication[1] until it was picked up by the Hallmark Channel in September 2010 as part of a larger deal that turned over most of the cable network's daytime schedule to shows from Stewart's production company, MSLO Productions.[2] Martha is taped before a studio audience at the Chelsea Studios in New York City, New York. It is distributed by NBC Universal Television Distribution in partnership with MSLO Productions. The series' production company came to a consensus with Hallmark to end Martha due to the rising costs.[3][4] The last episode was shot on April 24, 2012,[5] with it airing on May 11, 2012.

The syndicated broadcasts aired Monday through Friday at various times on broadcasting markets. Reruns also aired on Fine Living Network[6] prior to the channels transformation into the Cooking Channel. On Hallmark, the series also aired Monday through Friday but at the same time of 10:00 am EST.[7]

Synopsis[edit]

Each episode includes several segments related to cooking, crafts, gardening, interior design, and other topics related to arts and crafts. The program also features celebrity guests.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gonzalez, Sandra (January 4, 2012). "'The Martha Stewart Show' done after current season". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved November 23, 2013. 
  2. ^ Levin, Gary (January 4, 2012). "Martha Stewart's daytime show gets canceled". USA TODAY. Retrieved November 23, 2013. 
  3. ^ Atkinson, Claire (January 4, 2012). "Martha losing show, Home Depot dumps paint". New York Post. Retrieved November 23, 2013. 
  4. ^ Guthrie, Marisa (January 4, 2012). "Hallmark Cancels 'The Martha Stewart Show'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 23, 2013. 
  5. ^ "The Last Taping of my Show — The Mother's Day Show!". Martha. Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. May 10, 2012. Retrieved November 23, 2013. 
  6. ^ Seidman, Robert (September 15, 2009). "Fine Living Network will air current season of The Biggest Loser on Fridays and Saturdays". TV by the Numbers (Press release). Retrieved November 23, 2013. 
  7. ^ Kinon, Cristina (January 26, 2010). "Martha Stewart has a Hallmark moment; Show will move from broadcast to cable in September". New York Daily News. Retrieved November 23, 2013. 

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