You're gonna want to pry that lampshade off your head pretty early New Year's Day — big doin's in home-TV land, you know. Rose Parade, 8 a.m...
You’re gonna want to pry that lampshade off your head pretty early New Year’s Day — big doin’s in home-TV land, you know.
Rose Parade, 8 a.m. Monday, HGTV. In-depth, commercial-free coverage of the flowery float fest. No, it’s technically not home-TV, except for the presence of home and garden stars-slash-parade-hosts Paul James, Robb Weller and Karen McAloon and guests Eric Stromer and Ed Begley Jr., who likely will demand that all the floats are battery-powered.
“Living with Ed,” 10 a.m. Monday, HGTV. Oh, the magic of TV. Begley and his wife, Rachelle Carson, somehow go immediately from the Rose Parade to their solar-powered Hollywood home for a sneak peek of their new family “docu-soap.” Starting Jan. 7, the show moves to its regular 10 p.m. time slot.
“Dream Home 2007,” 9 p.m. Monday, HGTV. Tour a custom-built 4,000-square-foot home in Winter Park, Colo. — that could be yours. Even if you’re not a fan of sweeping views of the Rockies and the Continental Divide, you still might want to enter the sweepstakes at www.HGTV.com for this one small reason: It looks as if the power is on there.
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“The New Yankee Workshop,” Jan. 6, PBS (check local listings). Well, it’s not exactly new, but it is the premiere of the 19th season. In 13 new shows, jolly host Norm Abram “turns wood into gold” tackling projects such as a window bench; a painted cupboard; and a Federal-style giltwood mirror, “one of the most challenging projects [he] has ever attempted.” Hang in there, Norm! You da Yankee!
Your shot at fame! So, just how stressful were your holidays? If that Swiffer WetJet in your stocking has driven you to Splitsville, Seattle’s own Screaming Flea Productions would like to hear all about it. And then follow you around with a camera crew.
The company is developing a new show called “Split!,” wherein professional designers will work with soon-to-be ex-couples (of any combination) to help each partner transition into Single Life. They’ll help both of you move, furnish and design a place for free and pay you for your time — as long as you’ve lived together for at least a year, and as long as at least one of you is moving into an empty space. Sound like a deal?
Send your story and photo with contact information to Erin at firstname.lastname@example.org — and, just as one last gesture of kindness, you might want to copy it to your estranged.