Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman Are Teaming Up for a Crafting Reality Show

By: Joe Hyer

March 30, 2017

NBC is bringing crafting to primetime. The network just ordered 6 episodes of a reality crafting competition show called The Handmade Project.

During the series, artisans will be competing to impress the show's judges with handmade crafts each week. Every episode will feature a themed-project, and the projects will increase in difficulty each week. One artisan will be named the champion at the end of the season. 

Crafting, huh? Well, the show will be more exciting than cynics may think. Comedians Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman will be co-hosting the show. The pair, of course, worked together on NBC's Parks and Recreation. Poehler's production company, Paper Kite Productions, will be producing the unscripted show. 

"I’m thrilled to be celebrating artists who make things by hand, and I’m looking forward to finally conquering my fear of paper mache,” Poehler said.

Plus, if this tour of Nick Offerman's woodshop from This Old House is any indication, he is probably the perfect guy for the co-hosting gig on a craft show. 

 “People who make things are my favorite kind of folk. Practical, clever and terrific in a pinch. That makes me tickled pink to have a front row seat at this prodigious display of talent, and admiring and cheering on an amazing crop of American makers," Offerman said in a statement. 

It is not clear when the show will premiere on NBC, but a casting website has been set up. If you plan on applying to be a contestant, however, you better block out a lot of time for the show's application. The quetionaire is 102 questions. What kinds of questions are on the application? It asks you to name your crafting heroes and to rate your macrame skills.