The Living Room (TV series)

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The Living Room
New The Living Room TV 2020 Revamp Logo.jpg
The revamped logo of The Living Room, which has been in use since May 2020.
GenreLifestyle
Developed byCaroline Swift
Directed byJon Olb
Brent Ferguson
Kate Douglas-Walker
Adam Kotch
Presented byAmanda Keller
StarringBarry Du Bois
Chris Brown
Miguel Maestre
Country of originAustralia
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons10
No. of episodes348 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
  • Paul Rudd
  • Allison Whitlock
  • Virginia Hodgson
  • Sarah Thornton
  • Caroline Swift
  • Ciaran Flannery
  • Nicole Rogers
Producers
  • Kate Witchard
  • Jemma Carlton
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time45 minutes
Production companies
Release
Original networkNetwork Ten
Picture format576i
HDTV 1080i
Audio formatStereo
Original release11 May 2012 (2012-05-11) –
present
External links
Website
Original The Living Room Logo
The original The Living Room logo, which was used between 2012 and 2019 before the show's revamp.

The Living Room is an Australian lifestyle program. The show is hosted by Amanda Keller with co-presenters Barry Du Bois, Chris Brown, and Miguel Maestre. The program began airing on Network Ten on 11 May 2012.[1] The show is aired at 7:30 pm every Friday on Network Ten.

The program reached 200 episodes on 3 March 2017 and 300 episodes on 26 July 2019.[2][3] The show is a quadruple award-winner of the Logie Award for Most Popular Lifestyle Program in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

On 30 November 2019, the program was temporarily axed by Network Ten after 8 seasons, due to cost-cutting measures;[4] however a Christmas special aired on 20 December 2019.[5] On 7 March 2020, it was announced that The Living Room, now produced in-house by Network Ten Studios,[6] had been renewed and it returned on 3 July 2020.[7]

Format[edit]

The show delves into a range of lifestyle topics including renovations, travel and pet advice and cooking. From 2012 to 2019 the show featured the team presenting stories in front of a studio audience of around 60 people, with a mixture of live and pre-recorded content presented. The studio segments were filmed at Network Ten Studios in Pyrmont, a suburb in Sydney's inner-city.

The show shifted format in 2020, focussing on helping a family each episode instead of featuring several unrelated lifestyle segments. The 2020 season features a "home base" filmed in a converted warehouse in Newtown, and also axed the studio audience.[8]

Episodes[edit]

Series Overview[edit]

SeriesEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
13011 May 2012 (2012-05-11)30 November 2012 (2012-11-30)
24015 February 2013 (2013-02-15)29 November 2013 (2013-11-29)
34014 February 2014 (2014-02-14)28 November 2014 (2014-11-28)
44213 February 2015 (2015-02-13)27 November 2015 (2015-11-27)
54212 February 2016 (2016-02-12)25 November 2016 (2016-11-25)
64310 February 2017 (2017-02-10)1 December 2017 (2017-12-01)
7439 February 2018 (2018-02-09)30 November 2018 (2018-11-30)
84029 March 2019 (2019-03-29)20 December 2019 (2019-12-20)
9253 July 2020 (2020-07-03)18 December 2020 (2020-12-18)
10TBA26 March 2021 (2021-03-26)TBA
Special20 December 2019 (2019-12-20)24 December 2020 (2020-12-24)

Presenters[edit]

Presenters Role / Expertise Tenure
Amanda Keller Host 2012—
Barry Du Bois Renovations 2012—
Chris Brown Travel and Pets 2012—
Miguel Maestre Cooking 2012—

Others[edit]

Visiting experts Expertise Tenure
Dylan Falecki Project Manager 2012–2019
James Treble Homes Design 2012–2019
Cherie Barber Renovating For Profit 2012–2019
Andrew Rochford Health 2013
Lilly Van Epen Gardening 2013
Jason Cunnigham Finance 2013–2019
Peter Walsh Home organizing 2013–present
Leanne Hall Mind and Body 2014–2019
Fabian Capomolla Vegetable gardening 2014
Mat Pember Vegetable gardening 2014
Jamie Durie Gardening & Landscaping 2015–2018
Tiffiny Hall Health & Wellness 2015–2018
Kyal and Kara Demmerich Design and Renovation 2017–2019
Matt Leacy Landscaping & Horticulture 2019—present

Stand-in co-hosts[edit]

Chris Brown[edit]

While Chris Brown is away in Kruger National Park, South Africa, co-hosting the show I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! with Julia Morris, 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:

2015[edit]

  1. Tim Robards – TV reality star from The Bachelor Australia
  2. Grant Denyer – host of Family Feud
  3. Brendan Jones – Amanda's radio co-host
  4. Shane Jacobson – Australian actor and former co-host of Top Gear
  5. Colin and Justin – Interior decorators and Scottish TV presenters
  6. Ben MingayWonderland actor
  7. Scott TweedieThe Loop co-host

2016[edit]

  1. Jamie Durie – TV presenter, landscaper and horticulturalist
  2. Kris Smith – TV personality and model who later became a contestant on I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!

2017[edit]

  1. Shannan Ponton – Personal trainer for contestants on The Biggest Loser

2018[edit]

  1. Jamie Durie – TV presenter, landscaper and horticulturalist
  2. Matty Johnson – TV reality star from The Bachelor Australia
  3. Kris Smith – TV personality and model

2019[edit]

There were no 'stand-in co-hosts' for Chris Brown during the beginning of 2019 because The Living Room began airing later in the year because the majority of the co-hosts had other commitments. Brown was instead absent from the filming of two episodes as he was on an Antarctic expedition on Aurora Expeditions, with Greg Mortimer.

  1. Beau Ryan – host of The Amazing Race Australia
  2. Robert Irwin

2020[edit]

There were no 'stand-in co-hosts' for Brown in 2020 as the program did not commence airing until July of that year due to the majority of co-hosts having other commitments and negotiations between WTFN Entertainment and Network Ten on the show's rights.

Barry Du Bois[edit]

While Barry Du Bois was away for cancer treatment in 2018, Amanda personally looked for stand-in co-hosts for him.

  1. Grant Denyer – host of Family Feud

Awards and nominations[edit]

Logie Awards[edit]

Year Nominee Award Result
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
2018 Amanda Keller Gold Logie Nominated
The Living Room Best Lifestyle Program Won
Matty Johnson Most Popular New Talent Nominated
2019 Amanda Keller Gold Logie Nominated
The Living Room Best Lifestyle Program Nominated

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Knox, David (27 February 2020). "TEN confirms The Living Room". TV Tonight. Retrieved 12 July 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Knox, David (3 March 2017). "The Living Room reaches 200 episodes". TV Tonight. Retrieved 3 March 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Knox, David (26 July 2019). "How Miguel Maestre Owes it all to Better Homes & Gardens". TV Tonight. Retrieved 16 August 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Knox, David (30 November 2019). "Axed: The Living Room". TV Tonight. TV Tonight. Retrieved 1 December 2019.
  5. ^ Knox, David (3 December 2019). "What's up with The Living Room?". TV Tonight. TV Tonight. Retrieved 29 December 2019.
  6. ^ Knox, David (7 March 2020). "Renewed: Producers, 10, reach settlement over The Living Room". TV Tonight. TV Tonight. Retrieved 7 March 2020.
  7. ^ "The Living Room — The Fab Four Are Back". 10 Play. Network Ten. 12 June 2020. Retrieved 14 June 2020.
  8. ^ Knox, David (1 July 2020). "When The Living Room meets Queer Eye". TV Tonight. TV Tonight. Retrieved 1 July 2020.

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