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HomeMADE – Is Its Timeslot Going To Be Changed?

HomeMADE the reality TV show about designers renovating and interior designing peoples house will now be moved from the prime 6.30pm Sunday timeslot because of poor ratings the Daily Telegraph reports.

However media writer Glenn Dyer claims it will remain in that timeslot for the next three weeks. So who knows what is going on, Channel 9 probably don’t even know at this stage.

HomeMADE had great potential. A fantastic host/mentor David Heiman, and a really forthright and articulate judging panel. But where it fell down is a lot of what we saw was the contestant’s talking to tradesmen. It turned into a pseudo Renovation Rescue.

People get bored with seeing similar challenges, they need to miss it up like they do on MasterChef Australia.

I hope the failure of this show does not put TV stations off on developing a really good interior design reality TV show.


1 Injera { 06.02.09 at 5:01 pm }

One of the keys to the success of a design show is… the designers. The casting needs to include creative designers who have personalities. On top of that, I think they’re limited by having to make-over people’s homes. It probably seemed like a good idea at the time – keeping it real – but having a “client” who has to live with the final product ensures that the design will be safe and dull.

I miss Nathan and Eddie!

2 Wurstsemmel { 06.03.09 at 9:05 am }

One of the things that bugs me about this show is the bitching and the dramatics.

A shame because, as you said, this show has great potential.

Still, one thing going for it over the other 9 renovation show is that it’s a Shelley Craft free zone. Sunday nights are safe again!

3 Culinary Boner { 06.03.09 at 11:22 am }

It’s pretty simple. This show is typical Ch9 shite and the public have wised up that this network invariably casts all their reality TV shows in the mould of last decade’s lifestyle programs. What next? A reality show featuring Don Burke and a budgerigar?

4 Dave { 07.07.09 at 11:44 pm }

Well, it is over tonight. Pretty boy Jason won – what a surprise… NOT.
This show basically sucked because the production was crap.
The direction had emotions flying off in all directions. Whinging and bitching between the designers. The guys in particular were very emotional all through the show. The home owners seemed to be encouraged to put their two cents worth in, usually exhibiting themselves to be ungrateful w*nkers. The design host had about as much appeal as Carson Cressley. The judges were always shown marching down the road with chests puffout out – very similar to the Wermacht in Paris in 1941. There was no way a viewer could develop any empathy for 1) designers, 2) owners, 3) host and 4) judges.
In a winning bedroom there was the bedside table between a bed and an outward opening wardrobe door. How do these leaders of Australian design suggest anybody get their clothes out of the wardrobe?
Thank God that it’s over. Rest assured that the same production crew will make another show without realising the failings of Home Made came from a fundamental misunderstanding of the audience and what they want to see.

5 Reality Raver { 07.07.09 at 11:55 pm }

David – Thank you I forgot to tape it. I could not summed up the show more articulately myself. It is a pity as the show had such potential. Jason was the most talented by the proverbial mile.