The Outdoor Room

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The Outdoor Room
Genre Lifestyle/Travel
Presented by Jamie Durie
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 10
Executive producer(s) Michael Hauser
Running time 22 minutes
Original network Seven Network
Picture format 16:9
Original release August 31 – 30 November 2008 (2008-11-30)

The Outdoor Room was an Australian lifestyle television program hosted by Jamie Durie on the Seven Network in 2008 with repeats broadcast on 7Two. The Outdoor Room is a backyard improvement show that saw Durie design a new backyard for a worthy family, similar to his previous show Backyard Blitz. He was seen travelling to various countries around the world to seek inspiration and gain new ideas before coming home to start work on the design with his team. Along with reuniting with former Backyard Blitz horticulturist Jody Rigby, each week Durie was also joined by a prominent Australian chef who serves up a dish from each episode's country of inspiration.

It did not return for a second season due to budgetary constraints to produce each episode[1] but an American version of the show was producced.[2] HGTV picked up the series with Jamie Durie, produced by Scout Productions, Emmy Award-winning producers of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. Running 4 seasons, 52 episodes, the series was produced by show runner, Michael Hauser.


No. Inspiration Original airdate Ratings^
1^ Italy 31 August 2008 1,291,000
2 United Kingdom 7 September 2008 1,356,000
3 Africa 14 September 2008 1,187,000
4^ India 21 September 2008 920,000
5 Bali 28 September 2008 1,047,000
6 Japan 26 October 2008 985,000
7 France 2 November 2008 1,005,000
8 Egypt 9 November 2008 1,028,000
9 Thailand 16 November 2008 963,000
10 Mexico 30 November 2008 912,000

^ Ratings are based on the average of the total ratings for Australian mainland capital cities.
^ This episode was a one-hour series premiere.
^ This episode aired half an hour later at 7pm due to a Seven News special in its regular timeslot.

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  1. ^ Knox, David (22 January 2009). "Axed: The Outdoor Room". Retrieved 22 January 2009. 
  2. ^ Byrnes, Holly (25 June 2009). "Jamie Durie dishes back the dirt to New Idea over Oprah". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 25 June 2009. 

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