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Posted Saturday 9/08/18 at 12:54AM EDT
The Great British Bake Off has inspired a "soft-core" reality trend
The British reality sensation has ushered in a new genre of reality TV, including shows like Nailed It! and Making It. "You don’t need villains, or people to ridicule, or drama," says Justin Kirkland. "The Great British Bake Off relies on a rotating cast of amateur bakers who are not only good at their craft but also capable of recognizing the good within everyone else in the room. In a TV genre that doesn’t seem to have much use for skill or camaraderie, it’s a refreshing surprise."
Posted Tuesday 8/21/18 at 5:47PM EDT
NBC renews Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman's Making It
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The Parks and Recreation co-stars will return for a second season of their crafting reality show.
Posted Wednesday 8/01/18 at 1:35PM EDT
Making It has a strong debut
About 5.3 million watched the premiere of the Amy Poehler-Nick Offerman crafting competition.
Posted Tuesday 7/31/18 at 6:25PM EDT
Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman make NBC's Making It the perfect balm for troubled times
Source: The Atlantic
"When the historians of the future look back upon this particular era in history, NBC’s Making It is one way they’ll ascertain how very wrong things went in 2018," says Sophie Gilbert. "To be clear, the crafting competition hosted by Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman is a total joy, a cashmere-swaddled hug of a show that exudes geniality and zany warmth. If it had a scent, that scent would be fall leaves, cinnamon, and clean linen. Making It’s spirit animal is a golden retriever. It’s the kind of series that’s so irrepressibly comforting, so extremely absorbing, that it could only be summoned by a culture that’s sorely in need of relief."
- Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman are so fantastic that they take the onus of being entertaining off of the contestants
- Making It positively brims with the goodheartedness of Poehler and Offerman's previous NBC collaboration, Parks And Recreation
- Making It is a charming reminder that we're in the midst of a "cutesiness epidemic"
- It is basically the Queer Eye of crafting
- Making It is so close in sensibility to The Great British Baking Show that the coveted title on each show is nearly the same -- master maker vs. master baker
Posted Thursday 5/24/18 at 2:03PM EDT
Amy Poehler: I would be up for a Parks and Recreation revival "someday"
Source: TV Guide
Poehler and Nick Offerman were asked about a potential revival while visiting Ellen to promote their new NBC show Making It. "I'll speak for everybody and say we would all do it," Poehler said. "I think we would all do it someday. It would be amazing." Added Offerman, jokingly: "We said that if Beyoncé will play the mayor, we'll bring the show back."
Posted Wednesday 5/16/18 at 5:46PM EDT
Canceled TV show fun facts: 51% of this season's new shows weren't renewed for a second season
The 51% figure is better than last year, when 54% of new shows didn't survive, according to TV Line, which also notes that Kevin Can Wait was the highest-rated cancelation this season. Also notable: three shows from last year's upfronts have yet to premiere: Sarah Shahi's Reverie, Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman's Making It and Chris Hardwick's The Awesome Show, which doesn't have a premiere date.
Posted Thursday 5/10/18 at 9:39PM EDT
Check out Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman reunited on NBC's Making It
Source: TV Insider
The former Parks and Recreation co-stars are back together for NBC's crafting competition series, premiering July 31.
Posted Thursday 3/08/18 at 1:41AM EST
Watch Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman in their NBC Making It crafting reality show promo
The Parks and Recreation co-stars are "ready to get crafty" in their new show that tackles one crafting project per episode.