Friday, July 13th, 2012...3:59 pm

"Happily Never After" on Discovery Channel AS SEEN ON TV

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We understand that feeding the appetites of viewers is a difficult process, especially when you’re trying to tap into the bridal market.   But here’s a newcomer we find somewhat unpalatable — “Happily Never After,” premiering on the Discovery Channel on  Saturday, July 21 at 10 PM E/T.   Here’s their description of the show:

For most people, their wedding day ignites dreams of a bright future and the hope of fading into the sunset with the one they love. But for some brides and grooms, the reality of “til death do you part” hits come sooner than expected. Narrated by Emmy Award-winner Marlo Thomas, Happily Never After tells the true stories of people who meet untimely ends on or around their wedding days. Leading viewers through these tales of romance, sex, greed and betrayal is Dr. Wendy Walsh, a clinical psychologist and relationship expert. As this new series suggests, perhaps love found is not always happily ever after.

Long Islanders might recall the Lisa Solomon story, which will be featured in an episode airing on August 4th called, Ice Cold Heart.   Arm-in-arm with her loving Uncle Howard, Lisa Solomon takes the final steps down the aisle toward her love of four years, Matthew Solomon. Uncle Howard kisses her “goodbye,” finally letting his darling niece go. Lisa’s sparkling smile is contagious, and everyone knows this is the happiest day of her life. But on the newlywed’s two-month anniversary – Christmas Eve – Matthew calls police: Lisa went for a walk and never came back. He pleads to news cameras for help to find his vanished bride, and hundreds of volunteers give up their holidays to scour Long Island for missing Lisa. But every tip is a dead end. Where could the newlywed bride be? Who would take her? As police search for Lisa, and for a stalker who seemed obsessed with her, they slowly uncover a heartbreaking truth –  her husband did it.

So what do you think about this new show?  In terms of packaging, we tend to think this is pretty creepy and the producers might have been a tad more sensitive –   or are we being hyper-sensitive here because we just love weddings and the optimism that goes hand-in-hand with getting married…?