'HGTV Design Star All Stars' Gives Past Finalists Chance to Win Cash Prize and Appearance in HGTV Show

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July 18th, 2012

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"HGTV Design Star All Stars" Gives Past Finalists Chance to Win Cash Prize and Appearance in HGTV Show

Series Premieres Tuesday, July 31 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

NEW YORK, July 18, 2012 - Passion and creativity run high as six of the most memorable designers from past seasons of HGTV Design Star battle it out for a second chance in the spotlight on HGTV Design Star All Stars. The four-episode series premiering on Tuesday, July 31, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, will have the contestants compete for an appearance on an HGTV show, $25,000 in cash and the opportunity to be named HGTV's first Design Star All Stars champion. Contestants include: Kellie Clements, Edmond, Okla.; Leslie Ezelle, Dallas, Texas; Josh Johnson "Sparkle Josh," West Hollywood, Calif.; Tom Vecchione, New York City, N.Y.; Dan Vickery, Los Angeles, Calif.; and Hilari Younger, Dallas, Texas. Each week, the six competitors must showcase their expertise, unmatched designs and on-camera finesse to avoid being eliminated.

Designers Genevieve Gorder and Vern Yip will evaluate the contestants' work each week to determine who will continue on in the competition. They will be joined by host David Bromstad (season one winner of HGTV Design Star), along with special guest judges Emily Procter (CSI: Miami), Mindy Cohn (Facts of Life) and HGTV's Monica Pedersen (HGTV Green Home 2012) and Carter Oosterhouse (Million Dollar Rooms).

"These designers definitely have something to prove," said Yip. "In HGTV Design Star All Stars, viewers will see how experienced, savvy and creative contestants motivate each other to produce some of the best design work ever seen on television."

In the first episode, designers arrive at the world-famous Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, where they are met by Bromstad for their first challenge. Each individual must design a room that completely represents their design perspective using the resources provided in the showrooms. While putting the finishing touches on their space, each will conduct a camera challenge where they must share their secret to making a space memorable. When time is called, one designer is faced with being eliminated from the competition for a second time.

Other challenges throughout the series will include decorating homes made of shipping containers, updating two living rooms inspired by the beloved 1980's sitcom "The Facts of Life," and transforming two spaces in the home of Jonathan Roberts and Anna Trebunskya, professional dancers on Dancing With the Stars.

Beginning Tuesday, July 31, visitors to HGTV.com can extend their HGTV Design Star All Star experience online. Fans will find a photo gallery, David Bromstad recaps, and full episodes of the show.


  • mattlsax

    I got a question, what ever happened to “Design on a Dime,” “Donna Decorates Dallas,” “Bang for your Buck,” “Candace Tells All,” “Secrets of a Stylist,” “The Antonio Treatment,” Dear Genevieve,” “HGTV’ed,” “My My Backyard Disney,” “My First Place,” “Sarah’s House,” etc. etc. etc.??????

    All I ever see anymore is 20 versions of House Hunters! I like House Hunters, but I want to see more than just 2 hours of House Hunters every night!

  • Lindalou

    I wonder about that, too. ESPECIALLY Sarah’s House….best of them all!

  • MBmomof3

    HGTV Design Star should have a competition to design new sets for iconic “Days of our Lives”. That show really needs some new sets and it would be a mutually beneficial “cross-promo”. Thank you.

  • Coolio Jackson

    These “—- Star” competitions are a joke. Look at Food Network and HGTV. How many of the winners are still employed by those networks? Guy Fieri and David Bromstad are the only ones that I know went beyond one season.

  • Zach

    Actually guys Secrets From a Stylist has done two seasons and Emily has confirmed it will have at least two more.

  • Samuel

    I’m so excited to see Kellie on that list! She was my absolute favorite last year. Also, “Coolio”, Emily Henderson, Meg Caswell, and Antonio Ballatore’s shows have all gotten at least 2 seasons.

  • Ana

    @mattlsax – Secrets of a Stylist is on Wednesday mornings at 8:30 AM central with new episodes, I have been enjoying it every week. I also watched Candace tells all on Saturday nights but I think her next season starts in the fall. As far as those other shows a lot of them are on throughout the day weekly (although some are repeats).

  • Sarah

    I wish HGTV would mix it up more in the evenings. Reno shows aren’t where everyone’s at. Some of us just want some plain old decorating back in the mix. HGTV has become so dull.

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