Parks and Rec fans, we have some amazing news for you: Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman are reuniting to host a new reality TV show called The Handmade Project.
NBC has officially picked up six episodes of the series, which will feature a crafting competition. Amazing!
According to Deadline, each week the contestants will take on a different project in which they must hand make an item in an outdoor setting. Each week will feature a different theme. Kind of like, Project Runway meets power tools. Awesome!
“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.”
LOL! We didn’t know that was a possible phobia.
“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 two have such amazing chemistry that we know it will be a hit, not to mention, entertaining as hell. This is also a perfect fit as Nick Offerman, just like his character Ron Swanson, is naturally handy and does actually have a wood-working background. This will be the first unscripted series for both of them.
No word yet on when the show will air, but they are currently accepting applicants here: handmadeprojectcasting.com.
Lena Finkel is the Editor and Founder of Femestella. Prior to starting Femestella, she worked at People, InStyle, Tiger Beat, and Sesame Workshop (aka Sesame Street). She loves all things Real Housewives and The Challenge. When she’s not busy binge-watching TV, you can find her taking an absurd amount of photos of her tuxedo cat Tom.