I think TLC’s Trading Places was the first home-related reality show I watched. That was due, in part, to the crush that I had on the host, Paige Davis, but also due to the fact that it was a fun idea: your help upgrade a room in your neighbor’s house while they help upgrade a room in yours.
Cari watched it, too, and we’d occasionally talk about how cool it would be to get on the show, which room we’d want our neighbor to tackle, which neighbor we’d choose, etc.
And in the years since then, we’ve watch all kinds of similar shows — HGTV, TLC, DIY Network, Food Network and others. And the same subject comes up: Wouldn’t it be cool to get on one of those shows and get a new kitchen, or a new mancave, or whatever the show’s theme is/was? Yes, it would be cool.
But those shows never, ever had any people on from Washington state. And they never visit Washington state.
Fast forward to today, when we still watch some of those shows and still think it would be cool to be on … like, wouldn’t it be fun if Cari somehow was chosen to be on House Hunters??
Every day, I get email alerts with PR opportunities from HARO and several of the recent newsletters have been advertising opportunities to appear on upcoming cable TV shows — mostly from TLC. And every time, I read the show description and then the requirements. And every time, the requirements are this:
Every show! You have to live within an hour of New York City??!! Does TLC know that it’s a big country out here? So frustrating.
Hey New York … and hey, TLC:
(Thanks. I feel better already.)