The DIY Network just announced four new upcoming series “featuring celebrities with a passion for home renovation and historic restoration.” The first one made me do a double-take: Vanilla Ice Goes Amish. But it’s no joke. Here’s the scoop on it and the other 3 series they’re working on now:
1. Vanilla Ice Goes Amish
Debuting later this year, the new series Vanilla Ice Goes Amish features Vanilla Ice, ‘90s pop icon and host of DIY Network’s The Vanilla Ice Project, as he learns from the greatest craftsmen in the world.
With no frills, no music and no power tools, Vanilla Ice tackles life, including building a barn, at the largest U.S. Amish settlement in Holmes County, Ohio.
The rock star renovator also returns with a fourth season of The Vanilla Ice Project next year.
2. The Rev. Run Project
Joseph Ward Simmons, best known as “Rev. Run” from American hip hop group Run DMC, keeps it in the family as his 9,000 sq. ft. home in New Jersey undergoes a complete renovation in The Rev. Run Project.
Premiering in 2014, DIY Network documents Rev. Run, his wife Justine and his three children, as they give their 4-bedroom, 5-bathroom a much-needed facelift.
The series captures this family-based project as they update the entire house, including the great room, kitchen, garage and more. They even add an indoor swimming pool.
3. The Daryl Hall Project
Also next year, DIY Network debuts The Daryl Hall Project, featuring singer/songwriter Daryl Hall from musical duo Hall & Oates as he fuels his second passion for historic home restoration with his latest project, a quaint 1700s Connecticut farm house.
In the new series, Hall plans to revive this 1-bedroom into a new family home that was originally built by a widowed sea captain. Hall’s care in historically accurate restoration must be melded with the mandates of modernity and small town regulations.
If you missed my post about it–check out Daryl Hall’s Revolutionary War-Era Colonial:
4. Bronson Pinchot Saves America
Bronson Pinchot, Hollywood’s favorite character actor and salvage and renovation expert, gets a new spin-off in the coming year.
In Bronson Pinchot Saves America, Pinchot and Mikey, his trusted sidekick from DIY Network’s The Bronson Pinchot Project, scavenge their way through the U.S. to rescue previous artifacts from demolition.
(I featured some of his before and afters here, which were actually kind of controversial with my readers. Not everyone was a fan.)
So what do you think? Will you be tuning in to check any of them out?
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