So I love watching tv shows like TLC’s Trading Spaces, HGTV’s Designing for the Sexes, and BBC America’s Ground Force. I watch these and other shows and think, I need to apply to be on those shows!.
My neighbors have already ix-nayed doing “Trading Spaces” – in fact, I think at this point I’d be afraid to let Hildy in my house in case she decides to cover my walls in cardboard egg cartons. “A Baby Story” would be fun – although 1) I’m not pregnant and 2) I don’t need America to see me, legs akimbo, straining to give birth. However, I’m all over shows like “Designing for the Sexes”, “Ground Force”, and even “While You Were Out”, a new show on TLC that starts in the fall.
I actually went to the “Ground Force” website a few months ago to see if they were ever coming to America and all I saw was “Due to high volume, we are no longer accepting emails for participants on the show.” I was saddened by that. Then last week I was distraught to see a simple 10 second commercial on BBC America: a sign that said, “Ground Force – New York“. WHAT?! THAT’S NOT FAIR! *I* WANTED TO BE ON THE SHOW! I HAVE TO MEET ALAN TITCHMARSH!
I mean, granted, they were doing the event in NY with Bette Midler as opposed to Dolly Smith of Brooklyn, but still – I long for the day that I return from a two day trip to find Denis and Alan in my backyard, showing me my lovely new English Cottage Garden.
I’m devastated really.
In other news, I emailed the production company in charge of various reality tv shows to find out why they only film in Los Angeles and not New York. I don’t know if I’ll hear back at all, but I’m hoping I get an email saying, “Why, yes, we plan on accepting applications for New York beginning in _ _ _ _ _ (fill in the blank with a date in the not-to-distant future).”
It’s not Ground Force, but it would still be fun.