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Daryl Hall, Vanilla Ice, Rev. Run and Bronson Pinchot featured in new DIY Network shows

Melissa Hayer Published: April 26, 2013
Live From Darylís House Nu-Soul Revue, a concert tour inspired by Daryl Hallís webcast turned TV show ìLive From Darylís House,î is wrapping up a seven-city run. AP Photo     ORG XMIT: 1204191538580549
Live From Darylís House Nu-Soul Revue, a concert tour inspired by Daryl Hallís webcast turned TV show ìLive From Darylís House,î is wrapping up a seven-city run. AP Photo ORG XMIT: 1204191538580549

“The Daryl Hall Project,” “Vanilla Ice Goes Amish,” “The Rev. Run Project” and “Bronson Pinchot Saves America” are four new series currently in production for the DIY Network.

The shows, featuring celebrities with a passion for home renovation and historic restoration, are scheduled to debut later this year and in 2014, according to a news release.

Details on the programs, provided by DIY Network, are as follows:

Debuting later this year, the new series “Vanilla Ice Goes Amish” features Vanilla Ice, ‘90s pop artist and host of DIY Network’s “The Vanilla Ice Project.” With no frills, no music and no power tools, Vanilla Ice tackles life, including building a barn, at the largest U.S. Amish settlement in Holmes County, Ohio. The rock star renovator also returns with a fourth season of “The Vanilla Ice Project” next year.

Joseph Ward Simmons, best known as “Rev. Run” from American hip hop group Run DMC, keeps it in the family as his 9,000 sq. ft. home in New Jersey undergoes a complete renovation in “The Rev. Run Project.”  Premiering in 2014, DIY Network documents Rev. Run, his wife Justine and his three children, as they give their 4-bedroom, 5-bathroom a much-needed facelift.  The series captures this family-based project as they update the entire house, including the great room, kitchen, garage and more. They even add an indoor swimming pool!

Bronson Pinchot gets a new 2014 spin-off. In “Bronson Pinchot Saves America,” Pinchot and Mikey, his trusted sidekick from DIY Network’s The Bronson Pinchot Project, scavenge their way through the U.S. to rescue previous artifacts from demolition.

Also next year, DIY Network debuts “The Daryl Hall Project,” featuring singer/songwriter Daryl Hall from musical duo Hall & Oates as he fuels his second passion for historic home restoration with his latest project, a quaint 1700s Connecticut farm house. In the new series, Hall plans to revive this 1-bedroom into a new family home that was originally built by a widowed sea captain. Hall’s care in historically accurate restoration must be melded with the mandates of modernity and small town regulations.

DIY Network’s current celebrity home improvement programming includes The Vanilla Ice Project (Sundays at 9 p.m.) and The Bronson Pinchot Project (Saturdays at 10 p.m.)

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