Domestic doyenne Martha Stewart hits the PBS airwaves this fall in a weekly culinary master class, Martha Stewart's Cooking School. The 30-minute show will be presented by WETA, premiering in October. "PBS is the perfect home for this series," Stewart said in an announcement. "We'll show viewers how to prepare classic dishes as well as how to use proper techniques." The program is based on the bestselling cookbook of the same name.
The New York Times reported that Stewart and execs at her Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia "believe that public broadcasting will be a better fit for her brand than daytime cable." The Hallmark Channel is dropping her weekday Martha Stewart Show after two years.