It had to happen. With over 30,000 on line postings on any given day, and thousands more looking, lurking, and rating, you would have to be a dead programing executive not to put this on the air.
Rate My Space
Premieres: Sunday June 15
"Since its launch in July 2007, Rate My Space on has become an online phenomenon with thousands of users uploading photos of their triumphant room makeovers and less-than-perfect redesign results to the site.
Now, HGTV will premiere Rate My Space, a new weekly series featuring host and designer Angelo Surmelis. Each week, Angelo will showcase the best makeovers on the Rate My Space web site and use them to illustrate design ideas that can help homeowners with problem rooms. In addition, Angelo and his team will locate a Rate My Space user who has posted pictures of a problem room and arrive in person to provide a beautiful room makeover. Every episode will provide viewers with a plethora of design ideas and takeaway tips".
Sounds a little watered down. Where's the ratings by the people? The comments from the people? The bitch slapping? HGTV should take a page from Dancing With The Stars or American Idol and include the thumbs up thumbs down viewing audience. They are missing tons of revenue from text messages and call-ins. The thousands of loyal on line RMS-ers made it successful by being involved, by participating. HGTV is short changing them by having the host have all the fun.
The photo is a real space from a real person on RMS - hope Angelo doesn't knock on this door.