or


[04/21/09 - 10:37 AM]
'HGTV Design Star' Returns for Season Four Sunday, July 19, at 10 P.M. ET/PT
Hosted by Clive Pearse, the hour-long series will air on Sundays for nine weeks through September 13.

[via press release from HGTV]

'HGTV DESIGN STAR' RETURNS FOR SEASON FOUR SUNDAY, JULY 19, at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Top-Rated Reality Competition Adds New Judges and More Challengers

Knoxville, Tenn. [For Immediate Release - April 21, 2009] HGTV Design Star is back for an electrifying fourth season beginning Sunday, July 19, at 10 p.m. ET/PT with 11 fiercely competitive and creative finalists, ingenious designs and a judging panel of acclaimed interior design luminaries that includes Genevieve Gorder (Dear Genevieve), Candice Olson (Divine Design) and the series' returning judge, Vern Yip (Deserving Design). The finalists, featuring professional designers, home stagers, architects and artists, must navigate the most demanding design challenges in the series' history and dazzle the judges with creativity and ingenuity until one wins their own show on HGTV. Hosted by Clive Pearse, the hour-long series will air on Sundays for nine weeks through September 13.

"We challenge ourselves to make HGTV Design Star more entertaining every season and our fourth season is packed with the kind of surprises and twists that will keep viewers coming back week after week," said James Bolosh, vice president, event programming, HGTV. "Viewers are captivated by this series because it showcases incredibly talented designers, innovative designs and the latest trends while giving audiences an entertaining and thrilling viewing experience."

The Competition

Throughout the competition the finalists must deal with real-life stressors that come with working on a weekly television show, including time management, budget constraints, rigorous production schedules and the challenge of discriminating clients. From handling major kitchen makeovers and tricked-out garage conversions to tackling small-spaces and managing demanding kid clients, the finalists must display their design expertise throughout the competition. While showcasing their design talents and hosting abilities, each finalist also must contend with sharing a living space with several other competitors, as well as dealing with ever-present camera crews.

The Judges

With their extensive experience and sharp eye for great design, Gorder, Olson and Yip will bring an exciting new dynamic to the HGTV Design Star judging panel. In every episode, the three judges will review challenge projects and offer candid, expert critiques to finalists who are eager to become the network's next star.

Genevieve Gorder's unmistakable enthusiasm and intimate approach to design has made her one of America's favorite interior designers. Finding inspiration and beauty in everyday life, Genevieve applies her soulful, eclectic and whimsical style to transform the interiors of homes around the world. After many years designing on-camera, she is now the host and designer of her own HGTV series, Dear Genevieve, airing Mondays at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT.

Candice Olson, an acclaimed designer in Canada and the United States, is renowned for her sophisticated, timeless style. She incorporates immense creativity and practicality to create refined but accessible designs. Candice established her own residential and commercial design practice, Candice Olson Design, in 1994, and is the popular host of HGTV's Divine Design, airing Saturdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT. She also is author of Candice Olson On Design (Meredith Books).

Vern Yip is an award-winning architectural and interior designer who gained national recognition transforming homes and restaurants in his private design practice and on several television series. Vern - whose HGTV series, Deserving Design, airs Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. ET/PT - also has his own line of top-quality products and has authored his own design manual, Designing Spaces (Regan Books/Harper Collins, New York).

About HGTV

HGTV, America's leader in home and lifestyle programming, is distributed to more than 97 million U.S. households and is one of cable's top-rated networks. HGTV's website, HGTV.com, is the nation's leading online home-and-garden destination that attracts an average of 5 million unique visitors per month.





  [april 2009]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· HGTV STAR (HGTV)





[06/27/17 - 09:28 AM]
AMC's "Halt and Catch Fire" Will Begin Its Fourth and Final Season with a Two-Hour Premiere on Saturday, August 19th at 9:00PM ET/PT
The series, created by executive producers and co-showrunners Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers, chronicles the tech industry and the birth of the Internet in the 1980s and early 1990s.

[06/27/17 - 09:27 AM]
Ryan Kwanten Cast in Crackle's New Drama, "The Oath," Executive Produced by Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson and His G-Unit Film and Television Inc.
Kwanten will play Steve Hammond, son of Tom Hammond (portrayed by Sean Bean) and the leader of a cop gang, The Ravens.

[06/27/17 - 09:05 AM]
It's Back to the '90s in New Netflix Series "Everything Sucks!"
The series stars Peyton Kennedy and Jahi Winston as students Kate Messner and Luke O'Neil, with Patch Darragh and Claudine Nako as their respective parents.

[06/27/17 - 08:41 AM]
All Four Episodes of Documentary Event "The Defiant Ones" to Be Available on HBO NOW and HBO GO July 9
This provides HBO subscribers the opportunity to watch "The Defiant Ones" immediately and in its entirety.

[06/27/17 - 08:31 AM]
James Van Der Beek, Lauren Graham and Isabella Crovetti Star as a Vampire Family That Moves from Transylvania to Pennsylvania in Disney Junior's Animated Series "Vampirina," Premiering This Fall
Twelve-year-old Isabella Crovetti stars as the voice of Vampirina (aka Vee), a lovable young vampire girl, who is facing the joys and trials of being the new kid in town when her family moves from Transylvania to Pennsylvania.

[06/27/17 - 08:18 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Viewers, Splits Demo Honors with ABC
The Alphabet gets a boost at 10:00/9:00c with a repeat of "Celebrity Family Feud."

[06/27/17 - 08:08 AM]
True-Crime Network Investigation Discovery's Hit Forensic Series "The Coroner: I Speak for the Dead" Returns
Season two rolls out Monday, July 17 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[06/27/17 - 07:23 AM]
DIY Network Heads Back to the Beach in a New Season of "Big Beach Builds"
The new eight episodes will showcase Marnie Oursler and her team as they restore beach houses into beautifully charming homes that can withstand hot summers, high tides and hurricane seasons for years to come.

[06/27/17 - 07:00 AM]
E! Greenlights a New Season of "Eric & Jessie" as the Deckers Once Again Bring Fans Into Their Busy World of Music, Football and Family Fun
New episodes kick off Wednesday, September 6 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[06/26/17 - 03:06 PM]
Sissy Spacek & Jane Levy Join Hulu's "Castle Rock"
Spacek will play Ruth Deaver, estranged adoptive mother of Henry (Andre Holland), a retired professor whose fading memories may hold a key to Castle Rock's unsettling past.

[06/26/17 - 02:07 PM]
A&E to Premiere Hybrid Live-Action and Animation Docuseries "Akil the Fugitive Hunter" Thursday, July 13
"This series offers a fresh take on true crime storytelling through the lens of a real-life hero working to make his community safer and offering hope for future generations," said Elaine Frontain Bryant.

[06/26/17 - 01:21 PM]
"The Defiant Ones," Four-Part Documentary Event Telling the True Story of Music Legends Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, Debuts July 9 on HBO
Director Allen Hughes filmed Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre with unfettered access over a three-year period.

[06/26/17 - 01:06 PM]
"Fuller House" Returns Friday, September 22!
September 22, 2017 is the 30th anniversary of the original "Full House" premiere.

[06/26/17 - 12:15 PM]
Tuesday Nights Are Brave, Bold and Original with the Fifth Season Premiere of "The Fosters" and Two-Hour Series Premiere of New Original Drama "The Bold Type," on Tuesday, July 11
Both premieres will also be available on the Freeform app and Freeform.com (same date and time).

[06/26/17 - 10:17 AM]
Showtime(R) Presents "Tiffany Haddish: She Ready! From the Hood to Hollywood"!
In this hour-long special, the Los Angeles native tackles subjects ranging from her early days in foster care and being bullied on the playground to getting revenge on ex-boyfriends and introducing Will and Jada Pinkett Smith to Groupon.