Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman are teaming up for a new reality competition show at NBC. According to Deadline, Poehler and Offerman will host an unscripted show for the network called The Handmade Project, which has been given a six-episode series order. Produced by Poehler’s company Paper Kite, the weekly series will finally put the spotlight on an underappreciated interest: arts and crafts. Here’s more from Deadline’s report:
Each week eight all-around makers, from all walks of life, will take on a series of projects with the hopes of impressing Poehler, Offerman and our expert judges. Over the course of each episode, the contestants must tackle a different theme, hand-making items in different disciplines — the difficulty of which increases with every episode until a winner is crown. Shot in an outdoor setting, the series will also focus on the characters and camaraderie of those who enjoy creating their own crafts, all under the comedic guidance of Poehler and Offerman.
“I’m thrilled to be celebrating artists who make things by hand, and I’m looking forward to finally conquering my fear of paper mache,” Poehler said on the news. Offerman added: “People who make things are my favorite kind of folk. Practical, clever and terrific in a pinch. That makes me tickled pink to have a front row seat at this prodigious display of talent, and admiring and cheering on an amazing crop of American makers. Plus, Amy and I have a strong tradition of tomfoolery so let’s see if we don’t have some good fun.” The show is currently looking for contestants, so if you’re a master of all things handmade, head here for more info.