Tim Gunn is coming to network television on January 16 with ABC's new lifestyle/reinvention daytime talk show The Revolution. ABC describes the new show as an "uplifting, inspiring, and groundbreaking new daily show about health and lifestyle transformations co-hosted by a stellar team of experts who will help viewers with complete transformations in all areas of their lives." In the vein of other daytime shows like The Doctors and The Chew the multi-host format of The Revolution seems to be an attempt to distract us from more annoying hosts (Ty Pennington) with less annoying hosts Harley Pasternak), but when it comes to The Revolution they've snagged a personality trump-card in Mr. Tim Gunn who is so likeable and watchable that it will be hard to change the channel no matter how badly the rest of the show burns down around him.
The Revolution premiers on Monday, January 16 at 1 p.m. CT. Here is a little of what you can expect when you tune in.
The focus is, obviously, on change and transformation with the goal of improving physical and emotional well being of both the audience and the show's guests. The hook is that each week the show will focus on a different woman, chronicling a five-month weight loss journey with the "final" transformation and "big reveal" coming on Friday's episode. Fashion, family, home design, personal finance, food, and jobs are among the topics that will create the structure for discussion and, of course, personal revolution.
Darling "style guru" Tim Gunn is on board to "help viewers embrace their individual style to look and feel their best." He makes the jump from Lifetime's Project Runway and adds a big boost of star power to this cast; some might argue Ty Pennington (Extreme Makeover: Home Edition) is more famous, but we would argue Gunn is far more beloved. Here's to hoping Pennington leaves the bullhorn at home. Other hosts include celebrity trainer Harley Pasternack, OB-GYN Dr. Jennifer Ashton, therapist/relationship expert Dr. Tiffanie Davis Henry, and Pulitzer-Prize nominated personal finance columnist Michelle Singletary (Washington Post.
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While The Chew lacks a certain about of chemistry, we are hoping for more from this daytime effort if only to benefit from a little extra Tim Gunn in our lives. He's missing from the current installment of Project Runway: All-Stars and his presence on our television screens is a welcome dose of warmth and good manners in a decidedly boring daytime talk show field. Good luck Mr. Gunn, we'll be watching!