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William Shatner to star in his own home renovation series

"[Sgt. Hooker] could handle a gun, but I don't know about a hammer," Shatner joked.
By Annie Martin   |   March 17, 2014 at 10:26 AM   |   Comments

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March 17 (UPI) -- William Shatner will star in his own home renovation show on the DIY network.

Well-known for his roles as Captain Kirk in the Star Trek TV series and the eponymous character of T.J. Hooker, the 82-year-old actor will take up saws and hammers instead of phasers and revolvers for the upcoming series.

"[Sgt. Hooker] could handle a gun," Shatner joked. "But I don't know about a hammer."

The show will consist of five 30-minute episodes and will be titled The Shatner Project. The series will follow the actor and his wife Elizabeth as they renovate their home and lead their day-to-day lives.

"This is like a dramatic show with a revelation at the end," Shatner said. "There's conflict and there's tension, and characters evolve."

Media conglomerate Scripps owns the DIY channel, along with Food Network and HGTV. Many unknowns have come to fame on various shows on the networks, but Scripps president Kathleen Finch said the company is also keen on well-known personalities.

"If they are people that America is generally curious about, we are even more interested," Finch said. Vanilla Ice, Rev. Run and Daryl Hall are other celebrities with recent or upcoming shows on DIY and HGTV.

The Shatner Project will debut in October of this year.


[Variety]

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