Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Iron Chef Meets HGTV - Summer Showdown

Sunday night is the final episode of this season's HGTV Design Star, when the winner will be revealed. Right after, is a new show, that looks very much like The Food Network's Iron Chef. But instead of iron chefs duking it out in Kitchen Stadium, we have plastic TV designers bitch slapping each other in the Design Dome!
Seriously, it looks like a fun show. The promos are already funny with Cynthia Rowley whining like a six year old child saying " he's copying everything I do" (and what's up with those pig tails she's wearing?). So beat the heat and save your gas money, and join me on the couch for the next four Sunday nights.

One of the 20 ugly rooms

From HGTV:
About the Show

It's our newest design event — four one-hour specials that have HGTV's top talent going head-to-head against each other in a race against the clock to make over rooms in dire need of an overhaul. We scoured America to find homeowners with rooms they felt qualified and then exact replicas of these rooms are created and placed side-by-side in the Designer Dome — the mega HGTV design arena. For each challenge, the two teams must redesign the rooms, and then a panel of celebrity judges selects the best makeover. The homeowner who submitted that room gets cash to do the room themselves.

The two person teams are made up
of a designer and a carpenter/handymen
to make-over the 2o ugly rooms:

  • Angelo Surmelis - Carter Osterhouse
  • Cynthia Rowley - Steve Hanneman
  • Vern Yip - James Lunday
  • Lisa LaPorta - Carmen De La Paz
  • Constance Ramos - Anthony Gilardi
  • Steve Watson - Sabrina Soto
  • Eric Strommer - Lauren Lake

The celebrity judges are headed up by none other than Sparkle Josh (the queen who should have won Design Star last year), and include Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams (quality furniture designers), Kim Fields (has-been child TV star); Keenan Ivory Wayans (has-been adult TV star), and Beth Littlefield (no idea).

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