TLC’s longest-running primetime series is coming to an end. People.com first reported that the cabler has canceled fashion-advice show What Not To Wear after ten years. Hosted by Clinton Kelly and Stacy London for most of its run, the series has helped the style-challenged make better fashion choices over 324 episodes.
“I’m proud of the work we’ve done and the lives we’ve changed,” Clinton Kelly says of his 10 seasons on the TLC show. “And I’m relieved I don’t have to point out that dark-wash jeans look dressier than light-wash jeans every day of my freakin’ life.”
Don’t worry, you’re not going to experience What Not to Wear withdrawal just yet. A final batch of new episodes is still slated to air on Friday nights starting in July. After TLC pulls the plug, however, we’re left with the realization that “The Learning Channel” might as well be rebranded the “Trashy Living Channel,” because the network will officially lack any classy shows. From here on out it’s just exploitation reality series about comically oversized families, Amish that have gone rogue, mediums, cheerleaders, couponing, hoarding, and polygamy. Oh, and of course there will still at least be three shows devoted to the delicate art of baking cakes and/or cupcakes.
Farewell and adieu, learning.
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[Photo Credit: TLC]