Ellen DeGeneres is joining the HGTV family with a six-episode competition series, Scripps announced at its upfront presentation on Tuesday.
Ellen's Design Challenge will feature six competitors as they tackle challenges to sketch, design and build furniture in just 24 hours. Throughout the series, the contestants must showcase their creativity and versatility to impress a panel of judges. The last one standing will win a cash prize.
"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."
Must-watch finales: Scoop on 39 season-enders Ellen's Design Challenge, which will be produced by DeGeneres' production company, A Very Good Production, and A. Smith & Co. with Telepictures, is scheduled to premiere in 2015.
The network also announced The Shatner Project, a new series starring William Shatner for DIY Network. Premiering in October, The Shatner Project will chronicle the Star Trek alum's home renovation. Daryl Hall's show, Daryl's Restoration Over-Hall, which will premiere in July, follows the Hall & Oates singer as he revives the historic charm of an 18th century Connecticut home.
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