For the past few months, ABC has aired a talk show in its 2 p.m. time slot called The Revolution. It boasts the tagline “It’s About You,” and the panel of co-hosts includes celebrity trainer Haley Pasternak, women’s health expert Jennifer Ashton (who always wears a lab coat, so you know for sure that she is An Expert), Extreme Makeover: Home Edition‘s Ty Pennington and Tim Gunn.
Yes, Tim Gunn. The man who stood up to Anna Wintour is hosting the show that displaced One Life To Live on ABC’s daytime lineup. Sad and weird, right? America agrees: the show just got canceled. The Washington Post reported last week:
It looks like ABC is not ready to totally give up on the soap opera genre. The network has renewed its one remaining soap, General Hospital, meaning it will be around for its 50th anniversary on April 1, 2013. The lifestyle show The Revolution is not so lucky. It has been cancelled and will air its final episode in July. Cutting The Revolution makes room for Katie Couric’s talk show to premiere in September.
That makes sense from a scheduling perspective, but it also seems like a diplomatic answer for the show’s cancellation. The not-so-diplomatic answer is that the show was really bad — and some of the blame, unfortunately, rests on the shoulders of Tim Gunn.
I realize that the target audience for The Revolution is probably not the most fashion-literate crowd around, but the styling on the models for the show’s recent “winter fashion” style segment was truly bizarre.
Why would Gunn, who has become something of an icon for his taste level, make all of these ladies look so weird? And why did they air a winter fashion segment in April? Frankly, it’s a bit of a relief that the show got the axe. Tim’s got a rep to maintain. We love him and generally think he can do no wrong, but we would be lying if we didn’t think these looks were mega-wack:
this is some kind of spaceship or something.