It’s rare that you get to see a pair of celebrities/comedians/actors step outside of their on-screen personas in order to do something unscripted, and no we’re not talking about the glut of “reality” programming that drags notable names out of yesteryear and puts them back into the spotlight. We’re talking about Making It, Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman‘s new competition series that highlights DIY craftspeople from all over the country.
Previously titled The Handmade Project, NBC’s Making It, from Executive Producers and hosts Poehler and Offerman, is a uniquely lighthearted competition series reuniting two of pop culture’s biggest BFFs and celebrating the creativity and craftiness in all of us. The hosts got together for a very punny promo piece which you can watch below, along with a great sneak peek at the new series itself. The show will debut on NBC Tuesday, July 31st at the bizarro time of 10pm, following America’s Got Talent.
Check out the craft-off below:
The Making It co-hosts get com-thread-itive.
Making It Premieres Tuesday, July 31 10/9c on NBC!
Here’s a bonus sneak peek:
And here’s the official synopsis:
In this six-episode competition, eight of the most talented makers from across the country will take on a variety of handmade projects with the hopes of impressing Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman and our expert judges. Each episode of the competition will consist of two projects that allow the makers to demonstrate their specialized talent, while sharing skilled insights and touching personal stories. First, the “faster-craft” round will be a timed challenge that will test their ability to not only work quickly but imaginatively as well. Next, the makers will move to the “master craft collection,” a one-of-a-kind themed challenge in which the competitors will need to use their expertise and get inventive in order to assemble a winning craft that fits the theme of that week.