or


[01/05/09 - 11:14 AM]
Competitive Drama and Great Design Take Center Stage in Second Spectacular Season of 'HGTV Showdown'
The four-episode second season will bow Sunday, February 8 at 10:00/9:00c.

[via press release from HGTV]

COMPETITIVE DRAMA AND GREAT DESIGN TAKE CENTER STAGE IN SECOND SPECTACULAR SEASON OF 'HGTV SHOWDOWN'

The Design Duels Begin on HGTV on Sunday, February 8, at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Knoxville, Tenn. [For Immediate Release-January 5, 2009] - A new battle for design supremacy will rock HGTV when the network premieres the second round of its popular design competition, HGTV Showdown. Featuring the network's top talent, the special four-episode series, premiering Sunday, February 8, at 10 p.m. ET/PT, will offer viewers ringside seats as HGTV's fiercest designers and builders team up to devise and execute a winning design plan for a lucky homeowner. The participating homeowner will receive $10,000 to recreate the design at home. Hosted by award-winning designer Jamie Durie, the series will air Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT through March 1.

Durie will guide viewers through the battle royale by providing blow-by-blow details of each challenge. First, HGTV will create two replicas of the homeowner's design-challenged space--everything from the peeling paint to outdated furniture and threadbare carpeting. Next, two elite design teams, each comprised of one designer and a builder or landscaping expert, will huddle to create and execute their recommended design vision. Using the homeowner's specific criteria for the space, such as eco-friendly or low maintenance materials, or a particular design style, both teams will race to complete a knockout design. When time runs out, not only will the homeowner judge the results and declare a winner, but they also will have the benefit of seeing two potential design options for their space.

To enhance the viewers' experience, Durie, a native Australian renowned for his design talent and environmental work with everyone from Al Gore to the Dalai Lama, will bring his expertise and empathy to the design drama of HGTV Showdown. The design teams also will have a wider array of accessories and d�cor options to choose from during each challenge, while bigger, more elaborate sets will make viewers feel as though they are part of the action.

"Fans who crave competitive drama and enjoy seeing the creative process unfold when designers race against the clock will be captivated by HGTV Showdown," said James Bolosh, vice president, HGTV event programming. "The action, suspense and great design are sure to keep viewers entertained during every episode."

Here is what viewers will see each week on HGTV Showdown:

Sunday, February 8, at 10 p.m. ET/PT

To kickoff the series' second season, interior designer Genevieve Gorder (Dear Genevieve) and carpenter Carter Oosterhouse (Carter Can) will take on challengers Monica Pedersen (Designed to Sell) and Eric Stromer (Over Your Head) in a designing for the sexes battle for design dominance in a family room.

Sunday, February 15 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Two Designed to Sell designers will go head-to-head to determine who can create the best master bedroom. Viewers will see whether it's designer John Gidding and carpenter James Lunday (Rip & Renew) or designer Taniya Nayak and carpenter Steve Hanneman (Hammer Heads) who bring their A-game to win the coveted title of best bedroom design.

Sunday, February 22 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

HGTV will stage the ultimate face-off with a battle of the HGTV Design Stars. Last season's winner, Kim Myles (Myles of Style) and reigning champion, Jennifer Bertrand, will go head-to-head to find out who can create the best kids' play room design. To up the ante, HGTV Design Star runners-up Matt Locke (Team Kim) and Todd Davis (Team Jennifer) will assist the designers as they pull out all the stops to create dazzling, kid-friendly spaces.

Sunday, March 1 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Rounding out the four-episode series is the battle of the landscapers. Designer Frank Fontana (Design on a Dime) teams up with landscaper Gary Gragg (Landscape Smart) to challenge Lauren Lake (Spice Up My Kitchen) and her teammate, carpenter Chip Wade (Designed to Sell), to determine who can deliver the design with the most curb appeal.

About HGTV

HGTV, America's leader in home and lifestyle programming, is distributed to more than 95 million U.S. households and is one of cable's top-rated networks. HGTV's website, HGTV.com, is the nation's leading online home-and-garden destination that attracts an average of 5 million unique visitors per month. HGTV owns 33 percent of HGTV Canada and provides much of the Canadian network's daily programming. The network's branded programming also can be seen in 131 territories across all seven continents and its selected programming is available to service men and women on board Navy ships and through American Forces Radio & Television Service (AFRTS), which services more than 1,000 outlets in over 175 countries. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., with offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York and San Francisco, HGTV is wholly owned by Scripps Networks, which also operates Food Network, DIY Network, Fine Living Network and Great American Country.





  [january 2009]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· HGTV SHOWDOWN (HGTV)











[03/27/15 - 08:32 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NCAA Enters Week Two on Top for CBS
The Eye leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[03/26/15 - 02:04 PM]
Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kids' Choice Awards to Simulcast Across Nickelodeon, TeenNick, Nicktoons and TV Land, Live Stream on Nick.com and Nick App Saturday, March 28, at 8:00 P.M. (ET/PT)
The night begins with a super-sized episode of "The Thundermans" at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT) and ends with an exclusive first-look of the all-new animated series "Harvey Beaks" immediately following the slime ceremony at 9:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

[03/26/15 - 01:03 PM]
"Living with Lincoln," The Story of One Family's Efforts to Save the Photographs of Abraham Lincoln Over the Course of Five Generations, Debuts April 13 on HBO
The film explores his family's physical and emotional connection to the president, revealing a personal side of the immortal leader through a modern-day journey of discovery, obsession, depression and despair.

[03/26/15 - 01:00 PM]
Saoirse Ronan and Cynthia Nixon Star in "Stockholm, Pennsylvania" Premiering May 2 on Lifetime(R)
The original movie centers on a young woman, kidnapped as a child, who struggles to readjust to life after being returned home.

[03/26/15 - 12:27 PM]
William Petersen Returns to Television in WGN America's Critically Acclaimed Series "Manhattan," Produced by Lionsgate, Skydance and Tribune Studios
Production will begin on its second season in New Mexico in April for a 2015 debut on WGN America.

[03/26/15 - 12:18 PM]
"Halt and Catch Fire" Dials Up Season Two on Sunday, May 31 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
Viewers will also be able to catch up on season one on Netflix beginning Wednesday, April 8.

[03/26/15 - 12:13 PM]
Nickelodeon and Paramount Television Set the Stage with the Cast of "School of Rock"
The series is scheduled to air fall 2015 and is currently in production at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles.

[03/26/15 - 12:01 PM]
Colin Ferguson Cast to Join Andie MacDowell and Dylan Neal in Season Three of Hallmark Channel's Highly-Rated Primetime Original Series, "Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove"
The #1 primetime drama makes its anticipated return with a special two-hour season premiere July 2015.

[03/26/15 - 11:52 AM]
NBC Sets Aug. 5 Premiere Dates for Two New Comedies and Robust List of Reality Series as Network Looks for Fifth Straight Summer Win in 18-49
"Mr. Robinson" and "The Carmichael Show" will launch on Wednesday, August 5 at 9:00/8:00c and 9:30/9:30c, respectively.

[03/26/15 - 11:52 AM]
Kevin Hart Brings His Boys to Comedy Central(R) with the World Premiere of "Kevin Hart Presents: Plastic Cup Boyz" on Saturday, April 11 at 11:00 PM ET/PT
Three man act Plastic Cup Boyz, Joey Wells, Will "Spank" Horton and Na'im Lynn, taped their debut special at The House of Blues in San Diego.

[03/26/15 - 11:06 AM]
"Nightline" Is #1 for the Week in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 for Second Straight Week
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of March 16-20.

[03/26/15 - 11:01 AM]
"The Tonight Show" Outdelivers ABC, CBS Competition in All Key Ratings Measures for Week of March 16-20
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of March 16-20.

[03/26/15 - 10:00 AM]
HBO and Vice Enter Major News Content Deal
Highlights include a four-year extension (with an increase from 14 to 35 episodes a year) of the Emmy(R)-winning documentary show.

[03/26/15 - 09:35 AM]
TLC Sings Into Spring with New Series Following "The Willis Family"
The series will follow Brenda and Toby Willis as they share the challenge of maintaining their large, fourteen-member family while keeping up with the workload required to manage their touring band.

[03/26/15 - 09:22 AM]
LMN Premieres New Original Series "I Love You... But I Lied" Wednesday, April 8 at 10PM ET
Inspired by true events, each episode of "I Love You... But I Lied" reveals two stories of personal deception.