via press release
ELLEN DeGENERES’ TOP-RATED SERIES RETURNS TO HGTV
Ellen’s Design Challenge, which ranked as one of the highest-rated series in HGTV history, returns to the network in January 2016 with several surprise guests joining the judging panel and more of HGTV’s popular builders and carpenters stepping up to assist the contestants in their bid to win a $100,000 cash prize and the opportunity to see their work featured in HGTV Magazine. First conceptualized by television icon Ellen DeGeneres, one of the world’s most popular and influential stars, the furniture design competition from Telepictures adds more competitors and jumps from six to nine episodes, including a fun, 60-minute special that captures humorous behind-the-scenes moments. During its first season run on HGTV, Ellen’s Design Challenge delivered more than 12 million total viewers and consistently ranked as a top 10-rated cable program for the Monday 9p-10p time period among A25-54.
Produced by Ellen’s production company, A Very Good Production, and A. Smith & Co. Productions in association with Telepictures, the sophomore season of Ellen’s Design Challenge promises additional inventive challenges that allow competitors to showcase their ingenuity and creativity as they sketch, design and build extraordinary furniture to avoid elimination. Potential competitors can visit http://www.hgtv.com/shows/be-
“I’m so excited to be doing season two of Ellen’s Design Challenge. We have a new motto this season: Watch Ellen’s Design Challenge, where the furniture stays together longer than any couple from The Bachelor.”
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