Ovation TV brings “60 Minute Makeover” to U.S.

U.S. arts net Ovation TV has bought the U.S. premiere rights to the ITV Global Entertainment series 60 Minute Makeover. (Pictured: design specialist Julia Kendell)
February 24, 2015

U.S. arts net Ovation TV has bought the U.S. premiere rights to ITV Global Entertainment’s interior design series¬†60 Minute Makeover.

The 40 x 60-minute series is set to debut Stateside on Ovation TV on March 10, and follows a group of design specialists – including Julia Kendell (pictured) – who have an hour to transform three rooms using quick fixes and cover-ups.

The Granada Television-produced daytime series has aired in the UK since 2004.

60 Minute Makeover has been a popular daytime series in the UK for some time,” said Scott Woodward, executive VP of programming and production for Ovation TV, in a statement.

“Its high-energy theme of revamping run-down and tired rooms in just an hour, to the surprise and delight of the home-owner, really draws viewers in and provides the kind of artistic inspiration we like to feature on our channel,” ¬†he added. “We think U.S. viewers will quickly become addicted to this clever approach to a popular TV show genre.”

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