Clean House

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This article is about the television show. For the play, see The Clean House.
Not to be confused with Cleaning House.
Clean House
Niecy-Nash-Clean-House.jpg
Starring Current
Tempestt Bledsoe
Matt Iseman
Joel Steingold
Didi Snyder
Former
See below
Narrated by Tempestt Bledsoe (2011)
Niecy Nash (2003–2010)
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 10
No. of episodes 164
Production
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 60 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Style Network
Original run September 3, 2003 (2003-09-03)  – 2011
Chronology
Related shows Clean House Comes Clean
Clean House: Messiest Home
Clean House New York
External links
Website

Clean House is a home makeover and interior design television show, originally broadcast in 2003 which has aired 9 seasons of programs on the Style Network. Currently hosted by Tempestt Bledsoe and formerly hosted by Niecy Nash, the show brings a four-person cleanup-and-renovation crew to the homes of families to clean up clutter.

In 2010, Nash announced that she would be leaving the series, though it will continue on without her. Her final episode aired on December 1, 2010. Later that month, the Style Network confirmed that former Cosby Show cast member Tempestt Bledsoe will take over as host. Her first episode aired on January 26, 2011. As of 2013, the show is believed to have been canceled due to low ratings after Nash's departure.

Series overview[edit]

Episode structure[edit]

Each episode begins with a short montage introducing the subjects of the makeover. The host guides family members through the process of letting go of things with the assistance of "Go-to-Guy," handyman Matt Iseman, "Yard Sale King," Joel Steingold and designer Didi Snyder. Previous seasons featured "Designer with all the magic" Mark Brunetz, "Yard Sale Guy" Allan Lee Haff, "Yard Sale Diva" comedic actress Trish Suhr, "Organizer" Linda Koopersmith, and "Designer" Michael Moloney.

The Clean House team will negotiate and make deals with family members in order to convince them to sell belongings. The excess belongings are sold at a yard sale to raise money for the makeover. The show's production budget matches up to $1000 of the yard sale proceeds to be used on the makeover, and supplies all paint and labor.

Commercial breaks are often trailed with segments featuring quick interior design tips directed at the viewer usually presented by Brunetz and Nash.

Behind-the-scenes[edit]

Organizer Linda Koopersmith filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court in July 2007, alleging wrongful termination, breach of contract and both intentional and negligent misrepresentation. She also named as a defendant Renee Simon, a producer and one of her former supervisors.[1]

Debi Gutierrez filled in for Niecy Nash in four episodes in 2007, "The Blount Family", "The Cohen Family", "The Bunce Family, and "The Freitz Family", while Nash was away filming Reno 911!: Miami. Style network stated that they were not replacing Nash with Gutierrez. Some people say Gutierrez was not chosen due to her "bullying" in one episode she hosted. She was attempting to convince a woman to give up her shoes. When she said, "Then do it without bitching", the woman gave up the shoes, and ran out crying to her husband saying that Debi bullied her.[2]

Cast[edit]

Seasons[edit]

Season 1
US Premiere Date
Saturday, April 5, 2003
Niecy Nash and Mark Brunetz alongside Yard Sale Guy Allen Lee Haff, Organizer Linda Koopersmith, and Designer Michael Moloney, travel throughout Southern California helping messy families get rid of clutter, sell their discarded items at a yard sale, and use the proceeds to create a new interior design for their now clean house.
17 Episodes[3]
Season 2
US Premiere Date
Wednesday, September 2, 2004
Nash, Brunetz, Haff, and Koopersmith team up once again for season two of the Clean House series to help messy homeowners in Southern California get rid of the clutter in their life. Also during this season we see recurring guest appearances from Organizer Tanya Whitford and Yard Sale Guy Sean McEwen.
7 Episodes[4]
Season 3
US Premiere Date
Wednesday, January 5, 2005
The original four cast members return for season three of the series; once again traveling throughout Southern California to help messy families get rid of clutter, sell their discarded items at a yard sale, and use the proceeds to create a new interior design for their now clean house.
11 Episodes[5]
Season 4
US Premiere Date
Wednesday, May 11, 2005
Nash and her seasoned team of Design Guru Brunetz, Yard Sale Guy Haff, and Organizer Koopersmith, return for season four of the series. The show continues to work with its winning formula of helping messy families get rid of clutter, sell their discarded items at a yard sale, and use the proceeds to create a new interior design for their now clean house.
14 Episodes[6]
Season 5
US Premiere Date
Saturday, August 26, 2006
Nash and Brunetz are joined by new cast members Yard Sale Diva Trish Suhr, and Go-to-Guys John Bentley and Matt Iseman, who replace the original cast members Haff and Koopersmith. In addition to helping messy families in Southern California get rid of clutter, the Clean House crew go on location to Northern California when they help a family in San Francisco.
19 Episodes[7]
Season 6
US Premiere Date
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Nash, Brunetz, Suhr, and Iseman reunite for the sixth season of the series. Also, while Nash is away on location for the filming of other projects she is temporarily replaced by guest hostess Debi Gutierrez for four episodes.
26 Episodes[8]
Season 7
US Premiere Date
Wednesday, August 8, 2008
During season seven Brunetz, Suhr, and Iseman are joined by guest hostesses Lisa Arch and Kellie Shanygne Williams, for seven and six episodes respectively. The entire team continue their journey throughout Southern California to help messy families get rid of clutter. Additionally, with the return of Nash the team will begin to help families outside of the state of California as they take the show on the road.[9]
21 Episodes[10]
Season 8
US Premiere Date
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
The four person crew return for season eight of the series; once again traveling throughout Southern California to help messy families get rid of clutter, sell their discarded items at a yard sale, and use the proceeds to create a new interior design for their now clean house. Which includes the home of Niecy Nash.
11 Episodes[11]
Season 9
US Premiere Date
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
The four person crew return for season nine of the series; once again traveling throughout Southern California to help messy families get rid of clutter, sell their discarded items at a yard sale, and use the proceeds to create a new interior design for their now clean house. Nash, Brunetz and Suhr leave the show in 2011, and are replaced by Bledsoe, Snyder and Steingold
22 aired[12]
Season 10
US Premiere Date
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
The crew is back for a tenth season, cleaning and decorating messy houses across Southern California. Notable homeowner includes Jordan Burns of the band Strung Out.
16 aired[13]

Spin-offs[edit]

The show has spawned a spin-off series, Clean House Comes Clean, which showcases deleted/behind-the-scenes footage from previous episodes of the Clean House series. The series features commentary from Brunetz, Suhr, and Iseman. Yearly, the crew also searches the country for homes that are the messiest, resulting in Clean House: The Messiest Home in the Country, and the excess proceeds go to charity. They use the show's money to decorate the house.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Koopersmith Lawsuit[dead link]
  2. ^ "Where in the World Is Niecy Nash?". Mystyle.com. Retrieved December 16, 2011. 
  3. ^ TV.com. "Episode Guide: Clean House Season 1". Tv.com. Retrieved December 16, 2011. 
  4. ^ TV.com. "Episode Guide: Clean House Season 2". Tv.com. Retrieved December 16, 2011. 
  5. ^ TV.com. "Episode Guide: Clean House Season 3". Tv.com. Retrieved December 16, 2011. 
  6. ^ TV.com. "Episode Guide: Clean House Season 4". Tv.com. Retrieved December 16, 2011. 
  7. ^ TV.com. "Episode Guide: Clean House Season 5". Tv.com. Retrieved December 16, 2011. 
  8. ^ TV.com. "Episode Guide: Clean House Season 6". Tv.com. Retrieved December 16, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Coming Back to Clean House!". Niecynash.com. Retrieved December 16, 2011. 
  10. ^ TV.com. "Episode Guide: Clean House Season 7". Tv.com. Retrieved December 16, 2011. 
  11. ^ TV.com. "Episode Guide: Clean House Season 8". Tv.com. Retrieved December 16, 2011. 
  12. ^ TV.com. "Episode Guide: Clean House Season 9". Tv.com. Retrieved December 16, 2011. 
  13. ^ Episode Guide: Clean House Season 10

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