Cookie Logic TV Show Pilot!

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The Cookie Logic Show is Coming to The Valley’s CW WHDF Channel 15!

This Fall  join us Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. on The Valley’s CW!  If you can’t join us on Sundays you can DVR us or you can watch the show on our website after it airs on Sunday!  (Premiering September 30)

A small Alabama town strives to create the perfect almost reality talk show with a cast of colorful, quirky characters and an often over-the-top but endearing storyline. Set, from all appearances, in a sweet Southern town by the picturesque Tennessee River, The Cookie Logic Show depicts the almost real life of Cookie Stoner, a sassy, talkative soccer mom who dreams of being the star of the perfect talk show. She thinks she must be getting closer now that she is on the network that has such favorites as The Office, Gossip Girl, Hart of Dixie, America’s Top Model & Judge Judy.  She can’t wait to meet all of her new celebrity friends!

Surprising, zany conflicts arise from Cookie and her cast that include Cookie’s own college age daughter studying to be an actress, a newly single forty something southern belle, a country boy football-loving retired lawyer and a pleasant, but out-of-place in the deep South, Jewish lady from New York. To add to the comic trauma, overly excited, Kelly from Orlando is asked to direct The Cookie Logic Show with a small production crew run by her exasperated-with-small-town-option’s, husband, Erle.  There will be some new characters arriving to help Cookie create the perfect show.  A new “Voice,” a funny lawyer, real music, real guests, real useful information and entertainment will abound on Cookie’s talk show, as Cookie and her show crew deal with the almost reality dilemmas of creating the perfect talk show in a perfectly assorted world of dreaming big in a small town.

The Cookie Logic Show will join the CW (The Valley’s CW)  WHDF Channel 15 Sundays at 10:30 a.m. beginning September 30.
For more information check your local TV listings. 

The Cookie Logic TV Show is working with the talents Erle and Kelly Hughes with The Art of Video production company.  We are excited to be working with such a seasoned group of people.

Erle Hughes is a dedicated and enthusiastic professional with over 15 years experience in video, editing, television and audiovisual production services. After graduating from of the University of West Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Ergonomics Psychology and Business management, Erle eventually became Orange County Florida’s lead Information Services Specialist. His work involved focusing on technical, operative and consultative services, which included video production and television programming. During this time, Erle was awarded the coveted Orange Award, by former Mayor Linda Chapin of Orange County, for his distinguished performance as a video specialist. Erle also co- produced a popular, long running Florida gardening TV show with award-winning Urban horticulturist Tom McCubbin. After serving Orange County, Erle began his own production company with an emphasis on careful design and personalized service. Erle has worked with many celebrities, notable officials and large cooperate venues including a 2001 Tour with the President of the United States and the award-winning children’s television show Beakman’s World Beakman’s World On Tour video, funded by the Cincinnati Museum. Erle has enjoyed working with such companies and organizations such as the Walt Disney World Company, The Huntsville Ballet and Emmy award-winning company Entertainment Technologies.

Kelly Hughes grew up in a scenic Florida coastal town that served to be one of her best creative classrooms while she learned to be observant in a quiet, beautiful coastal setting. As an adult, Kelly wrote articles for the Lakeland Ledger, a New York Times newspaper affiliate. She eventually decided to join her husband Erle in business and began to apply her story telling abilities toward video editing and script development. Kelly enjoys keeping her video work in style by subscribing to current video information networks and staying connected to the video community. Here’s an interesting fact about Kelly: As a young girl at 17, she marked one of her favorite poems in a poetry book given to her as a Christmas gift by her parents. The poem was written by James Russel Lowell and called The Fountain. A few months later, a family member came to Kelly’s home with a family history book they had researched and complied. The book reveled that Kelly was related to James Russell Lowell, the author of her favorite poem, as well as Robert Lowell, one of the founders of the American confessional poetry movement and writer and Pulitzer Prize winner, Amy Lowell.

The Cookie Logic TV Show is excited about this new chapter in our lives and we hope you will join us for some fun this Fall!

Join us at the Daily Brew for Good Food and a Hard Workout!

The Cookie Logic crew travels to down by the river at the Daily Brew to join master chef Dan Price in the kitchen to learn how to make cracklin’ cornbread… post gorging workout with Top Notch Training was not optional!

Hello Cookie Logic Friends!!

Hello Cookie Logic Friends!

2010 is coming to an end, but the Cookie Logic Crew is working hard to make our show even better! So many people are involved with the show and we can’t produce this fun and campy show which promotes north Alabama without our crew and our sponsors! Actually, as we continue promoting the Tennessee Valley we also have interest from viewers and sponsors in other areas due to our presence on many social media outlets, our website & our livestream at We are thrilled with the response and appreciate all of your support! We are taping over the holidays and our last two shows of 2010 will be at our new sponsor ……drumroll please…..Chenault Photography! Ellis Chenault is a delightful cherub of a man (did I just call him that…why yes, I do believe I did)! Ellis is also a well-known photographer who understands the power of being a professional and having fun at the same time. This is why he chose to be a sponsor of The Cookie Logic TV Show. (I hope it didn’t have anything to do with any promises I could have made to him about standing in for Norman on our Cookie Logic panel.) We will be taping 2 shows on Wednesday, December 15th from 3:30 p.m. til 5:30 p.m. at Chenault Studios on Bank Street. So, come and see what trouble we will all get in to! These two shows will air on Wednesday, December 22nd and Wednesday, December 29th at our regular time 7:30 p.m. on ZTV-11 (Charter 6, Mediacom 7, Knology 99 and Livestream at

Also, our show on December 8th and the show which airs on Wednesday, December 15th was taped at Bank Street Antiques. Gloria Arthur at Bank Street Antiques is one of our original sponsors who has supported us from the beginning (February 2010). We also have several other original sponsors (Kim Hallmark-REMAX/Platinum who was the 1st sponsor to say, YES, to me about this concept of a campy show, Bank Street Antiques, Allen R. Stoner, Attorney at Law (yeah, I know, but nepotism works!) and, our good friends at the Daily Brew! We have also added sponsors along the way so please check them out here on our website and SUPPORT THEM!

Remember there may not be any logic in Cookie Logic, but there is always fun!


Welcome To Cookie Logic

Welcome to my blog! I am happy to be part of the Decatur, Alabama community. I hope you enjoy my short memoirs, insights and Cookie Logic Episodes. If you enjoy please comment or pass my blog along!

The name Cookie Logic comes from my husband, Allen. We were married on January 16, 1988. When we were dating I would tell him something and he would look at me usually rather puzzled and say, “Oh, that must be Cookie Logic.” Most of the pieces I write are ordinary everyday events that happen to me. They just happen to be my version of the events. They are Cookie Logic.

F. Scott Fitzgerald said to write for your audience and for the times. So, if you are reading this you are my audience and I am writing for you. I hope you enjoy.

Who is that Girl?

Even in this era of “political correctness” it is hard not to label people. I find that I do this as a way to describe people-not to label-but to describe. I might say-“Oh, you know my friend, Fred, you know-my gay friend.” I don’t do this to be disrespectful to him, but this will paint a picture for you that the friend to whom I am referring is my well-dressed, fun to gossip with friend who is one hell of a decorator. Then, you’ll know-oh yes, “that” Fred. Women, especially Southern ones, wear their gay-man friendships like a charm. We all have one. And, every Southern woman thinks the gay man is HER best friend. But, the gay man knows he has so many socialite women friends, because there are only so many gay men friends to go around.

Then, we talk about our friends of color-you know-my African-American friend. Because of this friendship we have great insight into and first-hand knowledge, or so we think, of the Civil Rights Movement. We think we know how it feels to be a single person of color in a sea of homogenous
faces. We tell her-“you go girl!” and we go on and on about how Oprah is our hero! To prove what great friends we are we will invite her to go to a fund-raiser for Barack Obama.

As the holidays approach we pause to remember Hanukkah and the Festival of Lights and sometimes we even send cards with Happy Hanukkah to our Jewish friends. We make sure we tell them Happy Holidays and that we don’t send them a card with best holiday wishes and reminding them “the reason for the season.” Then, we acknowledge that Hanukkah really isn’t their Christmas and that Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah are both more important holidays on the Jewish calendar. We bid them Mazal Tov and Shalom.

In politics everyone wears a label. Hillary is a woman, Mitt is a Morman, Barack is African-American, McCain is a former prisoner of war, Rudy is divorced, Fred Thompson is an actor, Ron Paul is a doctor, Richardson is Hispanic and the list goes on.

My life is enriched because of these labels. It means that I share the world with many different types of people. Labels are just describing words. Labels tell our story. We use them to describe people-not because we are trying to stereotype them because we are just trying to paint a picture. If you need to describe me-you know who I am-the chatty, white, attorney’s wife, mother, junior league volunteer who is a member of a 12-step program. Get the picture?

Thanks for reading,