The Living Room (TV series)
|The Living Room|
|Directed by||Jon Olb|
|Presented by||Amanda Keller|
Barry Du Bois
|Country of origin||Australia|
|No. of seasons||6|
|No. of episodes||200 (as of 3 March 2017)|
|Executive producer(s)||Virginia Hodgson|
|Location(s)||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Production company(s)||WTFN Entertainment|
|Original network||Network Ten|
|Picture format||576i (SDTV)
|Original release||11 May 2012 – present|
The Living Room is an Australian lifestyle program that began airing on Network Ten on 11 May 2012. The show delves into a range of lifestyle issues including renovations, travel (and pet advice), and cooking, and also includes special guests and engaging studio banter each episode. The show is hosted by Amanda Keller, with the co-presenters being Chris Brown, Barry Du Bois and Miguel Maestre. Each week the team are joined by a studio audience of around 60 people with a mixture of live and pre-recorded content presented. In 2013, Andrew Rochford, Lilly Van Epen and Jason Cunningham joined an expanded Living Room team
The program reached 200 episodes on 3 March 2017.
The show airs for an hour every Friday night from 7:30 pm on Network Ten. A repeat screening is shown the following day at midday.
During early 2013, Chris Brown and Miguel Maestre hosted 10 episodes of "The Living Room Summer Series", replaying stories from 2012 episodes for an hour on Friday nights from 7:30pm, with repeat screenings of "The Living Room Summer Series" being shown weekdays from 11:00am.,
On Wednesday, 30 April 2014, there was a special one-hour edition, with the title of "The Living Room Clutter Buster Special", in which a family was helped to overcome clutter in their home.
On Friday, 18 July 2014, a special "Hot List" episode aired, counting down the latest trends in food, travel and building.
A special 100th episode of the program was broadcast on Friday, 5 September 2014.
|Presenters||Role / Expertise||Tenure|
|Chris Brown||Travel and Pets||2012—|
|Barry Du Bois||Renovations||2012—|
|Dylan Falecki||Project Manager||2012—present|
|James Treble||Homes Design||2012—present|
|Cherie Barber||Renovating For Profit||2012—present|
|Lilly Van Epen||Gardening||2013|
|Peter Walsh||Home organizing||2013—present|
|Leanne Hall||Mind and Body||2014—present|
|Fabian Capomolla||Vegetable gardening||2014|
|Mat Pember||Vegetable gardening||2014|
|Jamie Durie||Gardening & Landscaping||2015–present|
Stand-in co-hosts for Chris Brown
While Chris Brown was away in Kruger National Park, South Africa, during February - March, 2015, co-hosting the show I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, his stand-in co-hosts for The Living Room during that period have been chosen from 'turn-of-the-wheel' spins by Amanda. These stand-in co-hosts have included:
- Tim Robards - TV reality star from The Bachelor
- Grant Denyer - host of Family Feud
- Jonesy - Amanda's radio co-host
- Shane Jacobson - Australian actor and former co-host of Top Gear
- Colin and Justin - Interior decorators and Scottish TV presenters
- Ben Mingay - Wonderland actor
- Scott Tweedie - Prank Patrol and The Loop host
- Jamie Durie - TV presenter, landscaper and horticulturalist
- Kris Smith - TV personality and model who later became a contestant on I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!
Awards and nominations
|2013||The Living Room||Most Popular Lifestyle Program||Nominated|
|2014||The Living Room||Most Popular Lifestyle Program||Nominated|
|2015||Amanda Keller||Most Popular Presenter||Nominated|
|The Living Room||Most Popular Lifestyle Program||Won|
|2016||Amanda Keller||Most Popular Presenter||Nominated|
|2016||The Living Room||Most Popular Lifestyle Program||Won|
|2017||The Living Room||Best Lifestyle Program||Won|
- "TEN confirms The Living Room". TV Tonight. Retrieved 12 July 2014.
- "New faces step into The Living Room". TV Tonight. Retrieved 12 July 2014.
- Knox, David (3 March 2017). "The Living Room reaches 200 episodes". TV Tonight. Retrieved 3 March 2017.
- The Living Room official website