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LifeStyle HOME Has Now Launched

On my Foxtel channel’s the Lifestyle ones are the ones that get a serious workout. Lifestyle for Come Dine With Me Australia, Lifestyle You for extremely schlocky reality TV, and Lifestyle Food for fantastic cooking shows which Injera reviews on her blog.

Now they have just launched another one on Tuesday called LifeStyle HOME.

As you can guess from the title the shows will be about property and home entertainment. There are already shows that I will definitely fitting into my already full reality TV schedule.

The first one is Design Star series 5 from reality TV guru Mark Burnett. This premieres on Sunday 6 March at 8.30pm. This show has twelve up and coming designers who are split into teams and must each week navigate their way through design challenges.

The first challenge for the teams is to turn a white box bedroom inspired by a fellow designer, but they only have a $500 budget and must find all their items in an Asian market.

A review of this show will be up on the blog in the next couple of days.

Also it will be interesting to see how similar this is with Top Design and our very own Channel Nine Top Design Australia (currently in production). The Australian version is to be hosted by Jamie Durie.

Speaking of Jamie, there could be no Lifestyle Home channel without one of his shows. On Sunday March 6 at 7.30pm his show the The Outdoor Room With Jamie Durie will premiere.  This is his US series where he and his team transform outdoor spaces into “outdoor rooms”.

One of the other shows to premiere this Saturday night at 7.30pm is May The Best House Win. This is a British show where four proud homeowners of the UK’s interesting and unusual homes open their homes to each other, and they are judged by each other. They are competing for a 1000 pound prize.

They judge on interior design, homeliness, comfort, the hospitality on offer and the overall viewing experience.

Other shows will be A Place In The Sun, Homes Under The Hammer, Celebrity Fantasy Homes and Carter Can. Also there are exclusive new series Dear Genevieve, Renovation Realities and Tommy’s Fix Your House for Free.

For the home design junkies this channel is going to become compulsive viewing.

The channel doesn’t have its own website so just look at the Lifestyle Channel one for info. Nor does it have a twitter account, however @lifestyle is keeping the world updated on what is happening on this new channel.

6 comments

1 Sares { 03.03.11 at 10:02 am }

I gotta admit i was actually dissapointed to hear there was another “home/reno” type channel on cause there are already so many and i am dying for another food channel (one is not enough IMO)!

2 Reality Raver { 03.03.11 at 10:03 am }

Sares – There are so many great programs on TV at the moment I find it difficult to stay ahead. I love lifestyle food but need to spend more time on it.

3 Injera { 03.04.11 at 7:49 pm }

I wonder how much content yet another Lifestyle channel can offer. Surely shaving the home/reno shows off will leave a bit of a hole in the Lifestyle vanilla schedule?

(Oh, and thanks for the plug – I’d better get back into it!)

4 Design Star – No Top Design But Still A Lot Of Fun | reality ravings { 03.06.11 at 9:37 am }

[…] This year appears to be the year of the design reality show, and Lifestyle have gone one better and launched a stand-alone home and design entertainment channel called Lifestyle Home. […]

5 Iveseenit { 04.11.11 at 7:19 pm }

I’ve recently seen the sets in-use by the team producing TopDesign and I cannot convey how low budget and tacky they look compared to the US version of the show – which is a massive disappointment. :(

They are filming the majority of scenes at a location in inner Sydney (not far from from the location for The Renovators which by all accounts looks out of this world in terms of staging and production values) and unfortunately the entire set-up here has “stinker” written all over it. :(

6 Reality Raver { 04.11.11 at 8:46 pm }

Iveseenit – Oh no don’t tell me that I have such high hopes for Top Design. Where are they filming? Renovators is in Marrickville.