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 seasons1
No. of episodes6
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Amy Poehler
  • Nick Offerman
  • Brooke Posch
  • Nicolle Yaron
  • Dave Becky
  • Anthony Dominici
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.[4]

Cast[edit]

Hosts[edit]

Judges[edit]

Shop Master[edit]

Contestants[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

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 two of the show's judges, Dayna Isom Johnson and Simon Doonan, were also announced.[6]

On March 7, 2018, NBC announced that the show will premiere on July 31, 2018.[7]

Contestant progress[edit]

Episode 1 2 3 4 5 6
Khiem SAFE SAFE WIN FAST FAST WINNER
Jo WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN FAST
Amber SAFE FAST SAFE WIN SAFE OUT
Billy SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE OUT
Robert FAST SAFE FAST OUT
Nicole SAFE SAFE OUT
Jeff SAFE OUT
Jemma OUT
     (FAST) The Contestant won that episode's Faster Craft Challenge.
     (WIN) The Contestant won that episode's 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.

Episodes[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(millions)
11"Meet Your Makers"July 31, 2018 (2018-07-31)N/A
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)N/A
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)N/A
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)N/A
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)N/A
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)N/A
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.

Ratings[edit]

U.S. Nielsen Ratings[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[8] 13[9]
2 "Home Sweet Home" August 7, 2018 0.9 5 4.15 3[10] 18[11]
3 "Party Time!" August 14, 2018 0.9 5 3.81 3[12] 22[13]
4 "All of the Holidays at Once" August 21, 2018 0.9 5 3.73 3[14] N/A
5 "Inside Out" August 28, 2018 0.8 4 3.66 3[15] 19[16]
6 "Happily Ever Crafter" September 4, 2018 0.7 4 3.51 3[17] N/A

References[edit]

  1. ^ "It's a 'Parks and Rec' Reunion in Amy Poehler & Nick Offerman's 'Making It' (PHOTOS)". TV Insider. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  2. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (28 March 2017). "NBC Orders 'The Handmade Project' Crafts Competition Reality Series Hosted By Amy Poehler & Nick Offerman". Deadline. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Meet Your Makers". Making It. Season 1. Episode 1. July 31, 2018. NBC. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  4. ^ Petski, Denise (August 21, 2018). "'Making It' With Amy Poehler & Nick Offerman Renewed For Season 2 By NBC". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  5. ^ https://www.nbc.com/making-it/credits/cast
  6. ^ "Exclusive: Meet The Judges For Amy Poehler & Nick Offerman's Brand-New Show".
  7. ^ "RELAX AND UNTWINE, NBC'S NEW COMPETITION SERIES 'MAKING IT' CRAFTS ITS DEBUT WITH TUESDAY, JULY 31 PREMIERE | NBCUniversal". Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  8. ^ Welch, Alex (August 1, 2018). "'The Outpost' adjusts down: Tuesday final ratings". TV By The Numbers. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
  9. ^ Welch, Alex (August 8, 2018). "'America's Got Talent' and NFL Preseason keep NBC on top: Broadcast top 25 and network rankings for July 30 – August 5". TV By The Numbers. Retrieved August 8, 2018.
  10. ^ Welch, Alex (August 8, 2018). "'Making It' and 'The Outpost' adjust down, 'Beat Shazam' adjusts up: Tuesday final ratings". TV By The Numbers. Retrieved August 8, 2018.
  11. ^ Welch, Alex (August 14, 2018). "'America's Got Talent' leads in 18-49 and viewers: Broadcast top 25 and network rankings for August 6-10". TV By The Numbers. Retrieved August 14, 2018.
  12. ^ Welch, Alex (August 15, 2018). "'Castaways,' 'Making It' adjust down, 'America's Got Talent' adjusts up: Tuesday final ratings". TV By The Numbers. Retrieved August 15, 2018.
  13. ^ Welch, Alex (August 22, 2018). "'America's Got Talent' and 'Big Brother' dominate: Broadcast top 25 and network rankings for August 13-19". TV By The Numbers. Retrieved August 23, 2018.
  14. ^ Welch, Alex (August 22, 2018). "'Beat Shazam,' 'America's Got Talent' adjust up, 'Making It' adjusts down: Tuesday final ratings". TV By The Numbers. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  15. ^ Welch, Alex (August 29, 2018). "'America's Got Talent' adjusts up, 'Love Connection' encore adjusts down: Tuesday final ratings". TV By The Numbers. Retrieved August 29, 2018.
  16. ^ Welch, Alex (September 5, 2018). "'NBC dominates with 'Got Talent' and NCAA coverage: Broadcast top 25 and network rankings for August 27 – Sept. 2". TV By The Numbers. Retrieved September 5, 2018.
  17. ^ Welch, Alex (September 6, 2018). "'Making It' and 'Castaways' adjust down: Tuesday final ratings". TV By The Numbers. Retrieved September 6, 2018.

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