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Ellen DeGeneres to produce her own series on HGTV

The new HGTV show will follow six contestants as they design and build furniture with the help of a carpenter.

By Annie Martin
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Ellen DeGeneres to produce her own series on HGTV
Television personality Ellen DeGeneres listens to comments during an unveiling ceremony honoring her with the 2,477th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles on September 4, 2012. UPI/Jim Ruymen | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, April 22 (UPI) -- Ellen DeGeneres will produce her own series, Ellen's Design Challenge, on HGTV.

The 56-year-old star has served as host of The Ellen DeGeneres Show since 2003, but the new series will be her first on cable television. Ellen's Design Challenge is scheduled for a six-episode run and will be accompanied by a six-part online companion series.

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The show will follow six contestants as they design and build furniture with the help of a carpenter. Each contestant has 24 hours to complete their project.

"I'm so excited about this show because I love finding really special pieces of furniture," DeGeneres says. "One time I found a beautiful one-of-a-kind armoire that spoke to me in a way I'd never experienced."

"It turned out there was a drifter living inside of it," she jokes. "But that's a story for another time."

DeGeneres' production company, A Very Good Production, will produce the series alongside A. Smith & Co. in association with Telepictures. Ellen's Design Challenge will debut on HGTV some time in 2015.

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