Posted By RichC on August 18, 2007
Last year I mentioned an enjoyable program ‘Living with Ed’ looking into the ‘green’ life of Ed Begley the environmentalist actor. The program featured his wife Rachelle Carlson struggling with Ed’s earth saving ways. I didn’t expect to enjoy it, but recorded or watched every episode … and hoped the program would go a second season. (which it will) HGTV put out a press release which mentioned the 2007 season will start August 26 at 10 p.m. Interestingly this year will feature guest appearances by a few of Ed and Rachelle’s which will included Jay Leno, Bradley Whitford, Larry Hagman, Sharon Lawrence and Jackson Browne. I’ve already set up the TiVo!
For Immediate Release – August 15, 2007
The green room takes on a whole new meaning for the celebrity pals of Emmy-nominated actor and committed environmentalist Ed Begley, Jr. in the second season of HGTV’s popular, critically-acclaimed, eco-friendly series Living With Ed. The series will kick off with two back-to-back airings on Sunday, August 26 at 10 p.m. EST and Monday, August 27 at 10:30 p.m. EST, followed by Sunday, September 2 at 10 p.m. ET and Monday, September 3 at 10:30 p.m. ET. Living With Ed will then air in its regular weekly prime time slot on Mondays at 10:30 p.m. ET beginning September 10.
One of the first programs to debut in the growing “green” TV genre, the vanguard series returns bigger, better and greener than ever with 13 new episodes that will find Begley and wife Rachelle Carson dispensing more tips and practical ideas on how anyone can lead a greener lifestyle. In a special new twist this season, Ed ventures out beyond his own green acres to give viewers a peek inside the homes and properties of other Hollywood personalities who are either looking for advice from Begley or eager to share the innovative ways they are working toward environmentally-conscious living.
Jay Leno, Bradley Whitford, Larry Hagman, Sharon Lawrence and Jackson Browne are among the celebrities who are expected to share their “green” journeys with Begley and HGTV viewers. In each half-hour episode, cameras will follow Ed as he gives and gets guidance and inspiration on how everyone can incorporate easy, attractive, practical and affordable “green” ideas into their daily lives.
“Rachelle and I are thrilled that Living With Ed has caught on with so many viewers across America,” said Begley. “We are looking forward to having a lot of fun this next season while spreading the environmental message. The fact that the two of us have not killed each other and that we are still happily married amazes us daily. Perhaps with this next season, all of this will change,” he added.
In one episode, Ed visits with musician Jackson Browne and tours his off-the-grid ranch, complete with an impressive solar and windmill system, as well as other installations and inventions that make the compound self-sufficient. Begley, inspired by his visit to Browne’s place, vows to install a form of wind-power in his own Studio City home.