'Craft Corner Death Match' Offers Viewers Mayhem Over Macrame and Much More!
'Craft Corner Death Match,' the New 13-Part Ultimate Craft Series
(From the Producers of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart)
to Debut on The Style Network on Wednesday, March 9, at 10:00 PM ET/PT
Half-Hour Series Hosted by 'Ringmaster' Jason Jones, Pits Amateur Competitors
Against Each Other and Series' Silent and Silhouetted 'Craft Lady of Steel'
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11 -- It's Martha Stewart Living meets Iron
Chef meets ... Gladiator?! The Style Network is bringing domestic artisans
where they've never gone before in the creative new competition comedy series
"Craft Corner Death Match," set to debut on Wednesday, March 9, at 10:00 PM
ET/PT. The announcement was made today by Ted Harbert, President & CEO, E!
"'Craft Corner Death Match' offers a unique twist on lifestyle service and
game shows by blending the hugely popular craft and design genre with the
outrageous and comedic notion that creating homemade handiwork is an extreme
sport," said Harbert.
Hosted by Jason Jones, this comical competition show pits amateur do-it-
yourselfers against each other in various craft-making challenges. Armed with
nothing more than a hot glue gun and a few artsy essentials (scissors, twine,
glitter, etc), the contestants vie to create their best homemade designs. The
projects are then critiqued by a panel of expert judges based on technique,
utility and creativity, and the winner of the first two rounds advances to
face off with "Craft Corner Death Match's" 'Craft Lady of Steel.' Despite the
comedy of the competition, each episode is woven with genuine crafting tips
and contestants really do play to win! After all, it's not just a bounty of
prizes at stake; each contestant's ingenious reputation and artistic honor are
also on the line! Adding to the madness of the competition are the cheers and
jeers of a barely restrained live studio audience, perched safely behind a
chicken wire fence.
A 13-part half-hour series, "Craft Corner Death Match" is being produced
for E! Networks by Idiot Box Productions, with Jo Honig and Dan Taberski (The
Daily Show with Jon Stewart) of Idiot Box Productions serving as Executive
Producers, and Jennifer Daly and Phil Eigner serving as E! Networks'
Executives Producers for the series.
Jason Jones is a graduate of Ryerson Theatre School and was nominated for
"Best Writing" by the Canadian Comedy Awards 2001. His many credits include a
recurring role on Showtime's "Queer As Folk" and a principal role on Fox's
"America's Prince: The JFK Jr. Story." Not only is he an accomplished actor
in television, film and theatre, he is also trained in unarmed, rapier/dagger
and quarterstaff combat and enjoys sky-diving, playing drums, tap dancing,
tennis, snowboarding, rollerblading, Latin dancing and boxing.
About E! Networks
Based in Los Angeles, E! Networks is the world's largest producer and
distributor of entertainment news and lifestyle-related programming. The
company operates E! Entertainment Television, the 24-hour network with
programming dedicated to the world of entertainment; The Style Network where
life gets a new look and E! Online, located at http://www.eonline.com. E! is
currently available to 85 million cable and direct broadcast satellite
subscribers in the U.S. Style currently counts 38 million subscribers with
commitments to reach over 40 million.
Internationally, E! programming can be seen in more than 120 countries
worldwide, reaching 300 million homes. In addition to its ventures for
locally programmed, E! branded channels out the U.S., the company operates the
E! International Network, a 24-hour English language global entertainment
channel available via satellite in Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East.
SOURCE E! Networks
Web Site: http://www.eonline.com