Ellen DeGeneres to Launch Design Series on HGTV


Ellen DeGeneres is one busy woman, and she’s about to add more to her growing to-do list.

HGTV has announced that Ellen will  be joining the network’s family in her new furniture design show Ellen’s Design Challenge which is set for a 2015 premiere. An excited DeGeneres released the following statement about the show, saying:

“I’m so excited about this show because I love finding really special pieces of furniture. One time I found a beautiful one-of-a-kind armoire that spoke to me in a way I’d never experienced. It turned out there was a drifter living inside of it, but that’s a story for another time.”

The six episode series will feature six contestants tackling the tough task of designing and building new and unique furniture pieces within a 24-hour period.  The competitors will need to impress the panel of judges with their creative pieces in order to make it to the end and win  the cash prize.

The network also announced that they will air a six episode companion web-series that will allow viewers to get to know the competitors better and better understand their design choices.

HGTV and DIY Network president Kathleen Finch sites DeGeneres’ passion for furniture design as a key aspect to the series creation:

“There has been a lot of dancing in our halls since we shared that we will be collaborating with Ellen. When she talked to us about her love of buying and renovating homes, her personal passion for the creative process of furniture design emerged as something that she wanted to explore more. Since HGTV is the ultimate forum in this space, and since no other network can deliver an audience who is as enthusiastic as she is about the creative process, we just had to make it happen.”

The series hails from DeGeneres and her A Very Good Production banner head Jeff KleemanJeff, with Arthur Smith, Kent Weed and Jay Bienstock set to executive produce the series.

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