I'd give Demaris's show a shot. I like her, but I don't like the concept she ended up with.
My husband's watching the show now. Some of his comments:
"You can't understand the Pie Guy. It sounds like he's saying 'Pah Stah.'"
"What's wrong with shows where they show you how to cook? I don't want to watch people go places. I don't like Paula Deen, but I'd watch her show me how to cook something."
FN Star and the other competition shows (Next Iron Chef, Worst Cook, etc) are the only FN shows I watch regularly anymore. If I see Pioneer Woman, Sandwich King, or Ten Dollar Meals are on when I'm looking at the program guide, I'll look to see if they're making anything that interests me, but that's about it. (Two cooking shows I try to regularly catch are America's Test Kitchen and Jacques Pepin.) Sigh...I just feel so out of touch with whatever it is the judges were looking for...