Manly Man Nick Offerman Is Getting His Hands Dirty With Crafting Competition Show
Fellow ‘Parks and Rec’ vet Amy Poehler will also star.
Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman were two of the best things about Parks and Rec. That show is gone into rerun immortality, but they’re coming back with a limited run series on NBC about making stuff.
It’s titled Making It, and as Poehler says in the promo, it’s about “people who make things.” Which is pretty cool, as shows about crafting and makers used to be confined to the more sedate PBS.
This is a reality show, so it’s not really about the TV stars (who also produce). Here’s NBC’s synopsis of what it calls “a uniquely lighthearted competition series”:
In this six-episode competition, eight of the most talented makers from across the country will take on a variety of handmade projects with the hopes of impressing Poehler, Offerman and our expert judges, Simon Doonan and Dayna Isom Johnson. Poehler and Offerman both share a love of, and passion for, craftsmanship, albeit from different perspectives. Poehler is a self-proclaimed crafting novice who has long harbored a secret appreciation for those who can imagine and execute incredible things by hand. Offerman is a New York Times best-selling author in the woodworking space and is well known for his love for making a variety of objects himself.
There will be a theme inspired by popular crafting and DIY trends for every episode of Making It. The competition will involve “two projects that allow the makers to demonstrate their specialized talent while sharing skilled insights and touching personal stories.”
It would probably be just as entertaining to watch Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman as they do their own projects, but hey, we’ll take it.