Starting this fall, music television network Palladia, hopefully starting a new trend, will start airing "Live From Daryl's House" and BBC's "Later... with Jools Holland."
According to the press release sent to VH1, the high-definition music channel will start broadcasting the new shows on Thursday, September 6. Jools will be on at 10:00 pm ET and Daryl will follow at 11:00 pm ET.
Ben Zurier, Executive Vice President of Program Strategy for VH1 and VH1 Classic and Palladia said that this "is the only network that could offer two very different, but equally brilliant, artist-centered performance series like "Later...with Jools Holland" and "Live from Daryl's House."
Zurier continues to say, "What the shows have in common are their passionate, enthusiastic, and engaging hosts... and really fantastic performances."
Some entertainers scheduled to appear with Jools are Paul McCartney, The Black Keys, Elvis Costello, Aloe Blacc, Neil Diamond, Adele, Young the Giant, R. Kelly, and many others.
Daryl Hall's popular award-winning internet show's guests will be Train, Sharon Jones, Smokey Robinson, Grace Potter, Cee-Lo Green, Jason Mraz, Rob Thomas, Butch Walker, Keb Mo, Chiddy Bang, and Fitz & The Tantrums.
"Live from Daryl's House" is now syndicated nationally by Good Cop Bad Cop Productions.
It's nice to see that other television stations are looking to the internet and BBC to find excellent programming for viewers. Instead of repeating the same old shows during the summer months perhaps NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX and other major networks should take a hint from Palladia and broadcast different types of programs. There's no reason that the summer months should be the time when viewers shut off their televisions because they've memorized all the lines from the regular series that are being repeated for the third time.
People watch television all-year-long and airing music internet shows and programs from Britain on all the networks might be the answer to get viewers to stop calling television "the idiot box."