Living with Ed

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Living with Ed
StarringEd Begley, Jr.
Rachelle Carson
Bill Nye
Country of originUnited States
Running time30 minutes
Original release
NetworkHGTV (2007 version)
Planet Green (2009 version)
ReleaseJanuary 1, 2007 (2007-01-01) –
May 14, 2010 (2010-05-14)

Living with Ed is an American reality television show starring Ed Begley Jr. It was originally shown on HGTV in 2007. In 2009, a new version began showing on the new Planet Green channel.[clarification needed]

The show follows Begley in his quest to live his life with a small carbon footprint. The series records the conflicts between him and his less zealous wife, Rachelle Carson, who many times suffers due to her husband's uncompromising beliefs. One of the most frequent capers Begley engages in is making his home more environmentally friendly, competing with his best friend, Bill Nye.[1][2] Other celebrities have appeared on the show, including Jay Leno, Jackson Browne, and Jack McGee.[citation needed]

Commenting in 2006 on the appeal of the show, Begley said:

"In the format of the show, everyone who watches—even people who have never thought about living a low-impact, environmentally conscious life—will be able to relate. They'll come away with a raised awareness, but they'll also enjoy seeing the differences between Rachelle and me."[3]

In July 2009, Planet Green announced that it had produced 13 new episodes of the series that would begin airing on October 21, 2009.[4]


  1. ^ When eco-keener meets enviro-slacker, Rebecca Dube, The Globe and Mail, September 20, 2007. Accessed: January 4, 2008.
  2. ^ With Ed, All’s Green on the Domestic Front, Ginia Bellafante, New York Times, January 5, 2007. Accessed: January 4, 2008.
  3. ^ "Ability Magazine: Ed Begley Jr. and Rachelle Carson" (2006)". Retrieved 2012-04-05.
  4. ^ Planet Green lineup includes Begley - Cabler nabs 13 new episodes of 'Living with Ed' July 29, 2009

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