Making It (TV series)

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Making It
Making It Title Screen.jpg
GenreReality competition
Presented by
Judges
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes14
Production
Executive producer(s)
Production company(s)Universal Television Alternative Studio
Paper Kite Productions
3 Arts Entertainment
DistributorNBCUniversal Television Distribution
Release
Original networkNBC
Original releaseJuly 31, 2018 (2018-07-31) –
present (present)
External links
Website

Making It (originally titled The Handmade Project) is an American reality competition series, co-hosted by Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman. The series premiered on July 31, 2018, on NBC.[1][2]

The show features craftspeople skilled in different mediums competing to be named the "Master Maker" and win $100,000. Each week, competitors make two handmade projects—a "Faster Craft" and a "Master Craft." The winner of each challenge earns a patch. For the Faster Craft, makers have three hours to create an item. For the Master Craft, they have a longer time to create a more elaborate themed collection. At the end of every episode, one person is sent home based on their performance in the Master Craft.[3]

On August 21, 2018, NBC renewed the series for a second season, which premiered on December 2, 2019 for the holidays and aired over two weeks.[4]

On January 11, 2020, NBC renewed the series for a third season.[5]

Cast[edit]

Hosts[edit]

Judges[edit]

Shop Master[edit]

Contestants[edit]

Season 1[edit]

Name Age Occupation Residence
Amber Kemp-Gerstel 37 Craft Blogger Miami, Florida
Billy Kheel 43 Felt Artist Los Angeles, California
Jeffery "Jeff" Rudell 54 Paper Crafter New York, NY
Jemma Olson 60 Hodge Podge Crafter Rockwall, Texas
Joanna "Jo" Gick 37 Interior Designer Chandler, Arizona
Khiem Nguyen 28 Woodworker Austin, Texas
Nicole Sweeney 31 Woodworker San Francisco, California
Robert Mahar 46 Designer & Maker Los Angeles, California

Season 2[edit]

Development[edit]

Promotional poster

On March 28, 2017, it was announced that NBC had straight-to-series ordered the unscripted "Crafts Competition Reality Series" with the working title, The Handmade Project from Amy Poehler's Paper Kite Productions. It was also announced that it would be hosted by Poehler and Nick Offerman.[2]

In October, 2017, NBC announced that the show would be called Making It and named the show's two judges, Dayna Isom Johnson and Simon Doonan.[7] NBC later announced that the show would premiere on July 31, 2018.[8]

Contestant progress[edit]

SEASON 1
Contestant Specialty 1 2 3 4 5 6
Khiem Woodworking SAFE SAFE WIN FAST FAST WINNER
Jo Interior Designer WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN RUNNER UP
Amber DIY Blogger SAFE FAST SAFE WIN SAFE RUNNER UP
Billy Felt Crafts SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE OUT
Robert Designer FAST SAFE FAST OUT
Nicole Woodworker SAFE SAFE OUT
Jeff Paper Crafts SAFE OUT
Jemma Hodge Podge OUT
SEASON 2
Contestant Specialty 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Justine Construction Manager WIN SAFE FAST SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN WINNER
Jessie Portraits SAFE SAFE BOTH SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE RUNNER UP
Lilly DIY Blogger SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE FAST SAFE SAFE RUNNER UP
Rebecca Interior Design SAFE SAFE SAFE FAST WIN SAFE OUT
Floyd Installation SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE OUT
Eagan Costume Design FAST SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
Matt Murals SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
Ashley Woodworking SAFE FAST OUT
Jamie Electronics SAFE OUT
Aspen Calligraphy OUT
     (FAST) The Contestant won that episode's Faster Craft Challenge.
     (WIN) The Contestant won that episode's Master Craft Challenge.
     (BOTH) The contestant won both that episode's Faster Craft Challenge and Master Craft Challenge.
     (OUT) The Contestant won that episode’s Faster Craft Challenge but was eliminated from the competition during the Master Craft Challenge.
     (OUT) The Contestant was eliminated from the competition.
     (SAFE) The Contestant won neither the Faster Craft Challenge nor Master Craft Challenge, and they were not eliminated.
     (WINNER) The Contestant was named Master Maker.
     (RUNNER UP) The contestant was runner up.
     (WINNER) The Contestant won the Faster Craft Challenge and was then named Master Maker.
     (RUNNER UP) The contestant won the Faster Craft Challenge and was then named a runner up.


Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
16July 31, 2018 (2018-07-31)September 4, 2018 (2018-09-04)
28December 2, 2019 (2019-12-02)December 11, 2019 (2019-12-11)

Season 1 (2018)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(millions)
11"Meet Your Makers"July 31, 2018 (2018-07-31)5.19[9]
For the faster craft challenge, the eight makers must make a craft that reveals each maker's "secret beast". For the master craft challenge, they must make family heirlooms with a contemporary twist.
22"Home Sweet Home"August 7, 2018 (2018-08-07)4.15[10]
For the faster craft challenge, the makers must create terrariums that celebrate where they grew up. For the master craft challenge, they must make a collection of handmade forts and children's toys.
33"Party Time!"August 14, 2018 (2018-08-14)3.81[11]
For the faster craft challenge, the makers must create unique snack stadiums. For the master craft challenge, they must make a backyard bonanza using repurposed and recycled materials to create themed party seating and matching outdoor games.
44"All of the Holidays at Once"August 21, 2018 (2018-08-21)3.73[12]
For the faster craft challenge, the makers must make Halloween costumes using common household items. For the master craft challenge, they must create front door holiday displays.
55"Inside Out"August 28, 2018 (2018-08-28)3.66[13]
For the faster craft challenge, the makers create light fixtures made from natural materials. For the master craft challenge, they must transform ordinary backyard sheds into unique personal spaces.
66"Happily Ever Crafter"September 4, 2018 (2018-09-04)3.51[14]
The final three makers must transform a real couple's wedding into an amazing handcrafted experience. For the faster craft challenge, the makers make one-of-kind cake toppers. For the master craft challenge, they must create wedding ceremony backdrops and handmade wedding gifts. Amy, Nick, and the judges award the title of Master Maker to the competition winner.

Season 2 (2019)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title [15]Original air date [15]U.S. viewers
(millions)
71"What Are You Made Of?"December 2, 2019 (2019-12-02)2.78[16]
For the faster craft challenge, ten new makers must create a 3D presentation of a food that reflects who they are. For the master craft, they must create a new version of their favorite childhood craft, showing how they've grown.
82"Ordinary Home To Extraordinary Home"December 3, 2019 (2019-12-03)2.55[17]
For the faster craft challenge, the makers had to design a wall, based around the idea that everyone has a blank wall in their home. For the master craft, they had to design a mailbox, trying to represent the feel of their homes.
93"Best Friends"December 4, 2019 (2019-12-04)2.61[18]
The theme of this week was friendship. For the faster craft challenge, the 8 makers were put into teams of two and were assigned the project of making a two-person costume. They were required to use a number of items from a box of supplies. For the master craft, they had to make homes for an animal.
104"Wreathy Street"December 5, 2019 (2019-12-05)1.69[19]
For the faster craft challenge, the makers had to put together wreaths to hang on their front doors. The wreaths were meant to symbolize a season, holiday, occasion, or style. For the master craft, the makers created an oversized interactive lawn display celebrating their favorite holiday.
115"Work and Play"December 9, 2019 (2019-12-09)2.38[20]
126"Hope and Dreams"December 10, 2019 (2019-12-10)2.91[21]
137"A Shed Hack Staycation"December 11, 2019 (2019-12-11)2.77[22]
148"You Made It!"December 11, 2019 (2019-12-11)2.13[22]

Ratings[edit]

U.S. Nielsen Ratings[edit]

Season 1[edit]

Episode Title First air date Timeslot (EDT) Rating
(18–49)
Share
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
Nightly
Rank
Weekly
Rank
1 "Meet Your Makers" July 31, 2018 Tuesday
10:00 p.m.
1.1 5 5.19 2[9] 13[23]
2 "Home Sweet Home" August 7, 2018 0.9 5 4.15 3[10] 18[24]
3 "Party Time!" August 14, 2018 0.9 5 3.81 3[11] 22[25]
4 "All of the Holidays at Once" August 21, 2018 0.9 5 3.73 3[12] N/A
5 "Inside Out" August 28, 2018 0.8 4 3.66 3[13] 19[26]
6 "Happily Ever Crafter" September 4, 2018 0.7 4 3.51 3[14] N/A

Season 2[edit]

Episode Title First air date Timeslot (ET) Rating
(18–49)
Share
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
1 "What Are You Made Of?" December 2, 2019 Monday
10:00 p.m.
0.5 3 2.78[16]
2 "Ordinary Home To Extraordinary Home" December 3, 2019 Tuesday
10:00 p.m.
0.5 3 2.55[17]
3 "Best Friends" December 4, 2019 Wednesday
10:00 p.m.
0.5 3 2.61[18]
4 "Wreathy Street" December 5, 2019 Thursday
10:00 p.m.
0.4 2 1.69[19]
5 "Work and Play" December 9, 2019 Monday
10:00 p.m.
0.4 3 2.38[20]
6 "Hope and Dreams" December 10, 2019 Tuesday
10:00 p.m.
0.5 3 2.91[21]
7 "A Shed Hack Staycation" December 11, 2019 Wednesday
9:00 p.m.
0.6 3 2.77[22]
8 "You Made It!" December 11, 2019 Wednesday
10:00 p.m.
0.5 3 2.13[22]

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