World Broadcast Premiere on Wednesday, February 20 at 9 pm ET/PT as part of Makeful’s Free Nationwide Preview
(Toronto, ON – February 4, 2019) – The competition is heating up on Makeful’s newest original series Blown Away as ten extraordinary glass blowers compete to win bragging rights, a residency at the world-renowned Corning Museum of Glass in New York, and other prizes valued at over $60,000 USD. YouTube star Nick Uhas (Nickipedia; Big Brother Season 15; America’s Got Talent Season 12) hosts the series. Renowned glass blower Katherine Gray acts as resident judge, while a cast of all-star guest evaluators rotate through each episode. A Makeful Original production, Blown Away airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT starting February 20, during Makeful’s nationwide free preview, available in over 10 million homes across Canada.
“The event series Blown Away is the perfect anchor for Makeful’s national free preview,” said Jamie Schouela, President, Canadian Media, Blue Ant Media. “The level of creativity and artistry showcased in the competition series perfectly encapsulates the spirit of Makeful. We look forward to inspiring and entertaining Canadians from coast-to-coast.”
In each episode, contestants have only four hours to design, create and present a piece of glass art that adheres to the creative challenge outlined by the judges. Each week, the contestant that fails to blow away the judges will be eliminated. The glass blowers are encouraged to push their creative limits in the largest glass blowing studio ever built in North America. Designed specifically for the scope and scale of the competition, the space allows 10 artists to work simultaneously, utilizing two large glass-melting furnaces, 10 reheating furnaces and 10 individual work stations.
Host Nick Uhas brings an upbeat and youthful energy to the series. Well-known for his popular science show Nickipedia that has over 14 million views on YouTube, Nick Uhas is also a former contestant on Season 12 of America’s Got Talent and Season 15 of Big Brother. Each week, Nick is joined by resident judge, professor and glass-master, Katherine Gray who offers her sharp eye and many years of experience in each round of evaluations.
The Corning Museum of Glass in New York, which houses the world’s most comprehensive collection of glass, the library of record on glass, and one of the top glassmaking schools in the world, is a key consulting partner on the series. Blown Away is a co-production between Blue Ant Media and Netflix. The series was created and produced by marblemedia.
In addition to the world premiere of Blown Away, Makeful has a robust slew of new programming lined-up for its free preview. This includes two Makeful premieres: Season 1 of Making It, the DIY competition series starring Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman on Wednesday, March 20 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT and Season 2 of fan-favourite real estate series, Love It Or List It Australia on Tuesday, March 19 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. Makeful fans will also be treated to new episodes of Worst Cooks in America, Back To The Land and The Great British Baking Show.
Makeful is a Blue Ant Media lifestyle specialty channel celebrating the creativity that exists within us all. Makeful’s programming combines food, design, style and DIY series, featuring passionate personalities who share their ideas and inspire audiences to bring imagination into every aspect of their lives. Makeful also unites the creative at heart with fresh and contemporary content through its digital and social platforms. BeMakeful.com