via press release:
JAY LENO GIVES “GARAGE MAHAL” EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO HIS HOME
FOR DIY NETWORK’S BIGGEST GARAGE RENOVATION
New Season Hosted by Pro-Athlete Bill Goldberg Premieres with One-Hour Special
On Friday, April 9 at 9 p.m. ET
NEW YORK – March 3, 2010 – Like any average homeowner, Jay Leno’s messy garage is filled with broken down furniture, piles of clothes and old memorabilia. The Tonight Show host and his wife Mavis turn to DIY Network host Bill Goldberg and his Garage Mahal team to transform his unruly six-car, three room space into an incredible masterpiece. Garage Mahal’s biggest renovation yet gives the Lenos unbelievable “his” and “hers” garages complete with technology out of a James Bond film and is documented in the one-hour second season premiere on Friday, April 9 at 9 p.m. ET.
Merging modern technology with a classic Tudor style, Leno’s is turned into the ultimate showcase garage. So he doesn’t have to back out, he gets a 22-foot in-floor turntable carved out of concrete, custom mahogany doors operated by high-tech fingerprint access and a universal remote, and an industrial style bathroom with a plasma cut sink. If that’s not enough, underneath the main garage, a subterranean storage unit is transformed into a modern presidential library for his beloved car magazines and books. His wife Mavis receives a major remodel including a refurbished floor, new and updated lighting, and extra-large cabinets to display Leno’s memorabilia.
Beginning Friday, April 16 at 9:30 p.m. ET, 12 more half-hour episodes of DIY Network’s Garage Mahal, hit the air every Friday with unbelievable garage renovations including: A Las Vegas-style casino card room; a BMX garage featuring cabinets and ramps that double as storage; a game room garage with a pool table that converts into a ping pong table; and a home gym garage, complete with vaulted ceilings, a rock wall, and innovative space saving equipment.
With a passion for auto racing and his own extensive collection of restored cars, Goldberg is a natural fit to host the second season of DIY Network’s Garage Mahal. Along with DIY Network’s team of experts, Goldberg offers ideas and do-it-yourself instruction to help homeowners everywhere construct their own Garage Mahal. For more information on DIY Network's Garage Mahal, visit the network's companion Web site at www.DIYnetwork.com.
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DIY Network, from the makers of HGTV and Food Network, is the go-to destination for rip-up, knock-out home improvement television. DIY Network’s programs and experts answer the most sought-after questions and offer creative projects for do-it-yourself enthusiasts. One of the fastest growing digital networks and currently in more than 52 million homes, DIY Network’s programming covers a broad range of categories, including home improvement and landscaping. The network’s award-winning Web site, www.DIYnetwork.com, is a leader in the Nielsen Online Home and Garden category and features multiple resources, including thousands of do-it-yourself home improvement projects, expert advice, how-to videos and images, and user-friendly reference guides with step-by-step instructions