Talk show host and most powerful queer person in America, Ellen DeGeneres, is teaming up with HGTV, according to The Hollywood Reporter, to launch a show all about the furniture design business.
Well, we guess that kind of makes sense. Both Ellen and wife Porti de Rossi have joked that Ellen likes to move every six months. Maybe she leaves the old furniture behind each time, and this is just a clever way to get her hands on new stuff to populate the manors.
Ellen’s Design Challenge will start off with six episodes that will premiere in 2015. It’s the first show from her production company A Very Good Production. It’ll be a competition show with contestants competing in challenges of designing and building furniture Project Runway-style: in 24 hours, panel of judges, eliminations, cash prize, surprises and whammies, etc. (Who will be the mystery judges? We vote for out furniture gurus Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams!)
“I’m so excited about this show because I love finding really special pieces of furniture,” DeGeneres said. “One time I found a beautiful one-of-a-kind armoire that spoke to me in a way I’d never experienced. It turned out there was a drifter living inside of it, but that’s a story for another time.”