Cookie banner

This site uses cookies. Select "Block all non-essential cookies" to only allow cookies necessary to display content and enable core site features. Select "Accept all cookies" to also personalize your experience on the site with ads and partner content tailored to your interests, and to allow us to measure the effectiveness of our service.

To learn more, review our Cookie Policy, Privacy Notice and Terms of Use.

clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Ellen to Bring a Furniture Design Competition to HGTV

Ellen in the selfie seen 'round the world. Photo via Getty.
Ellen in the selfie seen 'round the world. Photo via Getty.

Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.

HGTV and Ellen DeGeneres have linked up on a new design competition series to begin airing next year, reports The Hollywood Reporter. The show, named Ellen's Design Challenge, will feature six designers tackling furniture projects, Project Runway-style. Each will have 24 hours from sketch to final product (with the assistance of expert carpenters); the winner will land a cash prize.

"I'm so excited about this show because I love finding really special pieces of furniture," said Ellen. "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." Ellen, it must be noted, is known for her fine taste in real estate; the property hound has been snapping up, decorating and then unloading properties in Los Angeles for years.
· Ellen DeGeneres to Launch Design Competition Series (Exclusive) [The Live Feed]
· Reality TV: US Women Think They're Courting Prince Harry [Racked]
· Behind the Wardrobes of House of Cards' Power Players [Racked]
· Holy Shit: Ellen DeGeneres Just Bought The Best House In Los Angeles For $40 Million [Curbed LA]