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DIY builds “Belushi” in celeb reno series

U.S. net DIY Network is adding to its "celebrity renovation" portfolio with the Jim Belushi-fronted series Building Belushi.
March 23, 2015

U.S. net DIY Network is adding to its “celebrity renovation” portfolio with the Jim Belushi-fronted series Building Belushi. 

The Orion Entertainment-produced, six-episode series is to follow the comedian and Blues Brothers actor (pictured) – a “home renovation enthusiast,” according to the net – as he teams with experts to build a riverfront cabin in Eagle Point, Oregon.

In each episode, Belushi – who is building the retreat on 13 acres of a former 1930s Elks picnic ground – learns “to craft his vision to fit within the nature of the river country life.” The series is to debut later this year.

DIY Network’s roster of celebrity-focused, renovation-themed series include The Vanilla Ice ProjectThe Shatner Project and, as previously reported, the Mr. T vehicle I Pity the Tool.

“After all these years in show business, it’s time for me to build something new of my own,” said Belushi in a statement. “This place is miles away from show business, but it’s still going to be all Belushi – raising the roof, raising hell and going rogue on the Rogue River.”

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Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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