Get ready to DIY. The judging panel for Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman’s new show, Making It, is finally here.
Barneys creative ambassador Simon Doonan and Etsy trend expert Dayna Isom Johnson have officially been named judges of the crafting competition series. Parks and Rec alums Poehler and Offerman will serve as executive producers and hosts.
According to Meredith Ahr, president of Universal Television Alternative Studio (the studio that is developing the show), Doonan and Johnson were no-brainers. “We’ve assembled a judging team of bona fide authorities with Simon and Dayna. They complement each other wonderfully—Simon’s breadth of experience on crafting’s cultural influence is a perfect combination with Dayna’s institutional knowledge of what everyday Americans are making and buying.”
Making It, previously titled The Handmade Project, is an unscripted competitive crafting series. Each week contestants will face two challenges: a short-term project and a “master craft collection” project. They’ll compete to impress Poehler, Offerman, Doonan and Johnson, who will review the products and eliminate one contestant each week until a winner is crowned.
No premiere date has been announced yet, but Making It is “coming soon” to NBC.