Style Media bets on “Built”

U.S. cable network Style Media has tapped Endemol USA to produce Built (pictured), a home design docuseries where the handymen remodeling homes are also male models.
November 15, 2012

U.S. cable network Style Media has tapped Endemol USA to produce  Built (pictured), a home design docuseries where the handymen remodeling homes are also male models.

Premiering on January 28 at 9 p.m. EST/PST, the 10-part  series focuses on a Manhattan-based home design and construction company that is staffed entirely by male models who have handyman experience.

Each episode of Built sees the five-man crew taking on a home makeover project, with interior designer Kim Gieske collaborating with the Hott and Handy team on projects. A former model herself, Gieske has a long list of celebrity clients and was part of the team that launched the Martha Stewart Living magazine and television show. She was also the author of Paige by Page: A Year of Trading Spaces, based on TLC’s series.

Endemol USA’s Karen Young serves as executive producer, while Sarah Weidman and Merah Chung executive produce the series for Style.

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