NBC is bringing back “Making It,” the popular crafting series from executive producers and hosts Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman. The special event starts on December 2nd and continues through December 5th. The show returns on December 9th and December 10th, before concluding with a two-hour grand finale telecast on December 11th.
“I’m so happy to be back in the barn for season two of ‘Making It’ with my pal Nick, where the Makers create masterpieces and everyone continues to aggressively like each other,” Poehler said.
“I’m so excited for America to see our new crop of crafting champs,” Offerman said. “Their creativity and pluck make my job feel like I’m getting paid to cheer at the Olympics.”
The Season 2 description reads, “The wow factor is raised in season two as the country’s most imaginative Makers from Miami to Portland take fans on a journey through everything from office makeovers to three-dimensional holiday creations. Working with mediums from food to felt, and no shortage of electricity, this season’s Makers vie to impress returning judges Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy trend expert and Simon Doonan, Creative Ambassador for Barneys New York. ”
Season 1 of “Making It” received a 100% Certified Fresh Rotten Tomato score and earned a Critic’s Choice Real TV nomination. Poehler and Offerman also earned an Emmy Award nomination for competition series hosts.
During its first season, “Making It” averaged 4.9M viewers in “live plus seven day” Nielsens, which made it the summer’s #1 most-watched new series. Season 1 of “Making it” ran undefeated in its timeslot versus regular broadcast competition in the key adult 18-49 demographic (“live plus same day”).
On digital platforms, the show’s July 31st premiere was NBC’s strongest launch of an alternative series on record. Using the NBC app, fans can catch up on Season 1 of “Making It.” On both the NBC App and Hulu, Season 2 episodes will begin streaming the next day as part of NBC’s “Oh, What Fun!” holiday lineup.
According to NBC, each episode will revolve around a central theme with the Makers completing two crafts based on current trends in DIY and anchored in America’s love for all things handmade. The first, a “faster-craft,” gives the Makers a limited time to execute their personal take on each theme. Next is the more in depth “master craft,” challenging each Maker to display their respective expertise while combining originality, imagination and quality finishing to move on to the next round of the competition. In the end, the winning contestant will be crowned “Master Maker.”
The $100,000 grand prize comes courtesy of Bluprint, the online destination for crafters. “Making It” is executive produced by Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman, Nicolle Yaron, Kate Arend, Dave Becky and Pip Wells. The series is produced by Universal Television Alternative Studio in association with Paper Kite Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment.
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