Living with Ed
|Living with Ed|
|Starring||Ed Begley, Jr.|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Original network||HGTV (2007 version)|
Planet Green (2009 version)
|Original release||January 1, 2007 –|
May 14, 2010
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 owing to her husband's uncompromising beliefs. One of the most frequent capers Begley engages in is making his home environmentally more friendly, about which he competes with his best friend, Bill Nye. Other celebrities have appeared on the show, including Jay Leno, Jackson Browne, and Jack McGee.
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."
In July 2009, Planet Green announced that it had produced 13 new episodes of the series that would begin airing on October 21, 2009.
- When eco-keener meets enviro-slacker, Rebecca Dube, The Globe and Mail, September 20, 2007. Accessed on line January 4, 2008.
- With Ed, All’s Green on the Domestic Front, Ginia Bellafante, New York Times, January 5, 2007. Accessed on line January 4, 2008.
- "Ability Magazine: Ed Begley Jr. and Rachelle Carson" (2006)". Retrieved 2012-04-05.
- Planet Green lineup includes Begley - Cabler nabs 13 new episodes of 'Living with Ed' Variety.com July 29, 2009