Mar Jennings Home & Garden Television Returns to WTNH:
Lifestyle Guru Grows TV Ratings and Will Be Featured in Better Homes & Gardens
Westport, Conn. (February 2, 2007) Mar Jennings, the popular home and design expert and Lifestyle Guru on WTNH Channel 8, announced today that his lifestyle series, Mar Jennings Home & Garden, continued its upward climb in the ratings in the last quarter of 2006, and is returning this week with brand new episodes.
Jennings, a well known proponent of casual luxury, is an emerging personality on the national home and garden front, and will be featured in a 10-page spread in the February issue of Better Homes & Garden Design magazine.
Many in the television industry are impressed by the performance of the start-up series, which has now completed 14 episodes. “Mar Jennings does it again! In a very difficult programming environment, Mar Jennings Home & Garden performed admirably for WTNH, in Hartford/New Haven”, said Andy Weir, President of Northstar Media. “In the 4th Quarter of ’06, Mar Jennings Home & Garden held or grew its lead-in rating/share in the majority of its airings. In some weeks the show generated a rating when the lead-in program had none – now THAT’s tune-in power!”
A highlight of the 2007 season will be a return to the skating rink for Jennings, a former Regional and Sectional Figure Skating Champion.
The segment, featuring lessons on lacing your skates, making pom-poms, and identifying some key figure skating moves, will air on March 3 at 1:30 p.m. Jennings, who was a two-times Regional and Sectional champion, comes out of retirement to showcase some simple and popular skating moves, including the double toe loop and the double salchow.
Jennings is excited to share a bit of his skating past with the public. “Growing up, figure skating was one of my first passions, and it remains so to this day,” he enthused. “The wintertime is a perfect time to share the fun with the television viewers of Mar Jennings Home & Garden.” As he skated around the rink, he continued, “I love to share all of my passions with my viewers. I wonder if Martha or Oprah can skate like this? Maybe they’ll join us next time,” Jennings said with a smile.
The new season premieres with Cooking on Mars, an episode dedicated to cooking and baking. The episode, to air February 3 at 1:30 p.m., features a delectable fruit crisp and a sophisticated favorite, the Madeline cookie. Mar and his special guests will make the projects easy and fun to do, with all recipes included on marjennings.com.
Coming up on February 10, Mar and special guest Margaret Johnson, the noted cookbook author, prepare a heavenly treat for your Valentine: Celtic Crossing Apple Crisp. Warm, flavorful, and with a touch of spirits, it is a perfect expression of love. Also on February 10, Mar makes a candelabra with the can-do guy Steve, and he shares his pantry “must haves – everything you need to stock up the pantry so you can be ready for any meal.”
Mar Jennings Home & Garden is scheduled to air on WTNH/ABC Channel 8 on February 3, 10, at 1: 30 p.m.; February 18 at 12:30 p.m., and March 3 at 1:30 p.m. Please check your local listings for exact air time; dates and times may be subject to change.
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