"THE GREAT DOMESTIC SHOWDOWN," THE SEARCH FOR AMERICA'S
NEXT DOMESTIC DIVA, COMES TO THE ABC TELEVISION NETWORK
IN A TWO-HOUR, SPECIAL EVENT, SUNDAY, JULY 11
Winner to Receive a Publishing Deal, a National TV Appearance
And a Chance to Get His or Her Own TV Show!
Adam Carolla Hosts
Sure there are lots of people who claim to be able to create a family dinner with only three ingredients in the cupboard, or who say they can cheerfully host a cocktail party for 50 after spending the day retiling their bathroom. These people possess the certain belief that they run their homes, entertain, decorate and garden... well, better than you. But can they prove it? They are certainly going to try, as the ABC Television Network presents "The Great Domestic Showdown," a nail-biting two-hour competition that will determine who really does it all best. "The Great Domestic Showdown" airs SUNDAY, JULY 11 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Hosted by TV and radio personality Adam Carolla, "The Great Domestic Showdown" will have six contestants prove their skills in decorating, cooking, entertaining, and for the final challenge, event planning. While many may be surprised to see a creator of "The Man Show" and "Crank Yankers" hosting this domestic competition, Carolla feels differently. He formerly made his living as a carpenter and secretly loves to design homes. "I see this as my coming out party," he said. "Not in a gay way, but I certainly wouldn't call it straight."
Judging the intense competition are Sandra Lee, host of the Food Network's "Semi-Homemade"; Robert Verdi, host of Discovery Channel's "Surprise by Design"; and Govind Armstrong, one of LA's top chefs, with the Hollywood elite flocking to his latest restaurant, Table 8. These three celebrity judges will be looking for originality, creativity, resourcefulness and ability to stay within the rules. And each challenge will be timed, adding pressure that will show whether a contestant will fall like a soufflé or shine like a mirror cleaned with the perfect non-toxic mix of vinegar and water.
Contestants have been culled from the worlds of event planning and come from across the country. And they are competing for their dream -- the person who wins the domestic crown will win the ability to share his or her vision of how things should be done through a deal with Hyperion Books, an appearance on "Good Morning America" and a pilot deal for a television show of his or her own.
"The Great Domestic Showdown" comes from feature film producer Barry Josephson, executive producer Mindy Moore and executive producer John Saade, in association with Diplomatic Television.
This program carries a TV-PG,L parental guideline.