New original series Post My Party and Taste of the Country premiere on Sunday, March 13
Nationwide free preview available for four weeks beginning Monday, February 29
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(Toronto, ON, February 24, 2016) – Makeful, Blue Ant Media’s lifestyle specialty channel, is debuting two highly anticipated new original series during its four-week free preview, which begins on February 29. Dedicated to showcasing the beauty and value of creating handmade goods, Makeful’s March lineup includes two brand new series that take special occasions to the next level with creative flair and one-of-a-kind touches. Post My Party (13 x 30), a series featuring vivacious DIY event planner Lynzie Kent and Taste of the Country (13 x 30), which follows the journey of Danielle French who hosts beautiful, rustic weddings and parties at her country estate, premiere back-to-back on Sunday, March 13, at 8 p.m. ET/PT and 8:30 p.m. ET/PT respectively.
“This spring we’re excited to share our first batch of original series to hit Makeful’s lineup, Post My Party and Taste of the Country, which reflect the creativity and talent of our growing maker community,” says Vanessa Case, EVP, Content, Blue Ant Media. “From baking and decorating to craft creation and sketching, our new schedule delivers on the promise of providing inspirational handmade ideas and gives our viewers the content they love.”
Dovetailing with the channel’s spring lineup, Makeful will treat its audiences to a stream of originally produced and inspiring short-form videos for viewing online and on Makeful TV. In all, Makeful is creating more than 100 digital shorts that will roll out in 2016, featuring DIY projects, helpful tips and profiles of Makeful TV hosts as well as talented makers from Makeful’s growing online community.
Makeful’s free preview will also give viewers the opportunity to watch new episodes of Endless Yard Sale Showdown, Holiday Makeover and Portrait Artist of the Year.
Makeful March Premieres
Post My Party (New Original Series, World Premiere) launching Sunday, March 13 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, follows event expert and DIY maven Lynzie Kent as she helps each host bring the handmade party of their dreams to life through a series of DIY projects to create memorable experiences. From a Barcelona-inspired housewarming to a Hollywood-glam engagement party, Lynzie never disappoints as she takes her clients in search of a truly unique and personalized occasion.
Taste of the Country (New Original Series, World Premiere), airing Sunday, March 13 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, introduces viewers to Danielle French, a former urbanite, who followed her dream to leave the big city with her four daughters for a life in the country. Turning her passion for rural living into an event business operating right out of her farmhouse, Danielle shows viewers how she uses her home to host weddings, private parties, outdoor cookouts and unique workshops. The series will also bring audiences farm-fresh food and rustically beautiful décor, custom-created for each event by Danielle and her passionate team.
New Series and Episodes:
Endless Yard Sale Showdown (New Series, Canadian Premiere), airing Saturdays at 7 p.m. ET/PT. The eight, hour-long episodes shine a spotlight on the world’s longest yard sale, a quirky annual August tradition along Route 127 that stretches from Michigan to Alabama in which thousands of dealers peddle their best treasures. The series follows three teams in different states as they compete to get their hands on the best finds, bargains and steals as they race through their state. Whoever brings back the best goods will be crowned the winners of the Endless Yard Sale.
Holiday Makeover (New Episodes, Original Series, World Premiere) is a special six-part series celebrating special occasions throughout the year, in which one lucky person gets the help of the series’ three talented hosts, Alison, Denise and Adjoa, to create a fairytale celebration. Holiday Makeover’s Mother’s Day instalment will follow the hosts as they lend their collective expertise in crafting, baking and decorating to create special inspirational features for a Mother’s Day gathering. The episode premieres on April 17 at 7 p.m. ET/PT and repeats on Mother’s Day, May 8 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. New Holiday Makeover episodes will roll out over Father’s Day, July long weekend, Halloween and Christmas.
Portrait Artist of the Year (New Series, Canadian Premiere), airing Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT and on Fridays at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT and Saturdays at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT pits the most promising artists in the UK and Ireland against each other for a little friendly, creative competition. The series profiles artists as they compete at painting famous authors, actors and athletes and showcases their creative process and the interpretive spin each gives their famous subjects. The portrait sessions take place at stunning settings—from Trafalgar Square to the Royal Dublin Society to Cardiff City Hall—as curious passerbys look on. The grand finale is set in the National Portrait Gallery, where gallery director Sandy Nairne joins three judges to select the Portrait Artist of the Year.
Makeful is a lifestyle specialty channel celebrating the maker community and the creation of one-of-a-kind, handmade goods. Featuring passionate, entertaining makers who share their ideas and provide inspiration, Makeful’s programming combines food, design, style and DIY series. Makeful also unites craft-enthusiasts and provides opportunities to learn new skills through its digital and social platforms. BeMakeful.com