You won’t have to worry about being able to find poker on TV right now since the game seems to be extremely popular among television executives nowadays. ESPN is airing the World Series of Poker Europe, the World Poker Tour has kicked off a new season on Fox Sports Net, and High Stakes Poker will be debuting on GSN very soon. On January 12th, you’ll be able to add another show to the mix when the Best Damn Poker Show airs its second season on Fox Sports Net.
This show features a really interesting format since Phil Hellmuth and Annie Duke teach contestants how to play the game of poker on each episode. The cool twist is that a person gets booted off of the show each week which really adds a reality show flavor to the Best Damn Poker Show. And to me, the Best Damn Poker Show is the best there is on TV.
I just think that it’s cool how the contestants and viewing audience are both being taught poker by two of the better pros in today’s game and the entertainment value is also there with people getting kicked off of the show. Not only is it cool to try and pick up some extra knowledge on poker, but you also become interested in each of the contestants on the show and begin to pull for certain ones while rooting against others.
Now some people might think that the reality show aspect of the Best Damn Poker Show is a little corny and played out, but I really think it adds a lot to the program. I’m not one for watching shows like The Bachelor, The Ultimate Fighter, Big Brother, The Pick-up Artist etc., however, seeing poker in a reality show format is something that does peak my interest. Hopefully, the second season of the Best Damn Poker Show is even better than the first!