NEW SEASON OF THE EMMY-NOMINATED "HOME MADE SIMPLE" RETURNS WITH NEW EPISODES SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1 ON OWN
DIY Series Features Celebrity Appearances by Josh Groban, Blair Underwood, Shanice, Carla Hall and Ben Ford
Los Angeles, CA - OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and P&G announced today the fourth season of the Emmy-nominated daytime DIY series "Home Made Simple" premiering Saturday, November 1 at 9:00 a.m. ET/PT.
This season, host Soleil Moon Frye and her team of lifestyle experts will be joined by celebrity guests including singer-songwriter Josh Groban, actor Blair Underwood, 90's pop singer Shanice (OWN's "Flex & Shanice,"), television host Carla Hall ("The Chew") and popular chef Ben Ford.
On the season premiere episode celebrity chef and co-host of ABC's "The Chew" Carla Hall shows the children of a foster youth advocate and non-profit leader cooking techniques for creating the perfect chicken dish and Soleil and the team transform the family's garage into an inviting homework area and gathering place for the kids, as well as a proper workspace for the mom's charity work. On another, singer-songwriter Josh Groban works with Soleil and her team to surprise a tireless volunteer who raises funds to promote arts education in schools with an updated living room perfect for hosting fundraising events while chef Ben Ford shares simple and delicious party food ideas. Also during the season actor Blair Underwood and the team honor a hard-working single mom who recently earned her Masters degree and inspired her daughter to attend college with a new dual-purpose art room and guest room space to both fulfill her passion for painting and provide a welcoming bedroom for her daughter. Finally, 90's pop singer Shanice helps whip up her favorite family lasagna recipe for a dedicated adoption advocate and mom of ten and Soleil and her team help transform the kitchen, dining and laundry room areas to create a more manageable living space and for the first time ever, a space large enough for the entire family to sit down together for meals.
Additional regular experts featured this season include designers Kenneth Wingard, Kim Myles, Nicole Gibbons and Jinnie Choi; carpenters Amy Devers and David Leon and chefs Martita Jara, Jesse Brune and Ronnie Woo.
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About "Home Made Simple:"
Featuring fresh design ideas, delicious recipes, money and space saving solutions for deserving homeowners, "Home Made Simple" empowers viewers to take on simple do-it-yourself household projects with confidence. Returning host, Soleil Moon Frye, along with her team of experts deliver stylish and smart designs, clever crafts and "why-didn't-I-think-of-that?" ideas while continuing to celebrate truly inspiring homeowners. Each week culminates with an emotional room reveal packed with surprises in addition to a new inviting space for friends and family to enjoy.
Produced in collaboration with MediaVest LiquidThread, "Home Made Simple" is based on the style principles featured on Procter & Gamble's popular website,
www.HomeMadeSimple.com. Viewers can go online to www.HomeMadeSimpleTV.com to learnmore about the series and learn valuable tips and tricks for home improvement.
At Home Made Simple, it's the personal touch that matters most. Whether it's an inspiring décor idea or a refreshing approach to organizing, everything at Home Made Simple is designed to empower and inspire you to make your home even better and live your life a little easier.
"Home Made Simple" is produced by Green Harbor Productions.
About OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is the first and only network named for, and inspired by, a single iconic leader. Oprah Winfrey's heart and creative instincts inform the brand - and the magnetism of the channel. Winfrey provides leadership in programming and attracts superstar talent to join her in primetime, building a global community of like-minded viewers and leading that community to connect on social media and beyond. OWN is a singular destination on cable. Depth with edge. Heart. Star power. Connection. And endless possibilities. OWN is a joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications. The network debuted on January 1, 2011 and is available in 85 million homes. The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform Oprah.com. For more information, please visit http://www.oprah.com/own.
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About Procter & Gamble
P&G serves nearly five billion people around the world with its brands. The Company has one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Always(R), Ambi Pur(R), Ariel(R), Bounty(R), Charmin(R), Crest(R), Dawn(R), Downy(R), Duracell(R), Fairy(R), Febreze(R), Gain(R), Gillette(R), Head & Shoulders(R), Lenor(R), Olay(R), Oral-B(R), Pampers(R), Pantene(R), SK-II(R), Tide(R), Vicks(R), Wella(R) and Whisper(R). The P&G community includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide. Please visit http://www.pg.com for the latest news and in-depth information about P&G and its brands.
Procter & Gamble created the multifaceted Home Made Simple brand over 10 years ago, comprised of a TV show, website, email newsletter, and book. For more information, please visit www.homemadesimple.com.
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