Building Wild Season 2 New Series Cabin Fever to premiere Tuesday February 24 on National Geographic Channel

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL’S GONE CABIN CRAZY WITH THE RETURN OF BUILDING WILD AND NEW SERIES CABIN FEVER Paul “Paulie” DiMeo and Pat “Tuffy” Bakaitis Construct the Ultimate Cabin Retreats in New Season of Building Wild Premiering Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 9 PM ET/PT on National Geographic Channel New Series Cabin Fever follows at 10 PM ET/PT (Washington, DC – Feb. 4, 2015) Need that perfect spot to watch every big game, or a home away from home to escape the madness of the city? A classic log cabin or a floating getaway — these guys can build it. National Geographic Channel (NGC) is going into the woods to give cabin […]

Ventura Blvd Magazine – Our best photos of 2014

OUR BEST PHOTOS OF 2014 TAKE A MOMENT TO LOOK BACK AT SOME OF OUR FAVORITE PHOTOS FROM THIS PAST YEAR. As we dive into the New Year, we wanted to take a moment to look back at some of our favorite photos from 2014. We hope you enjoy them. If we don’t say it enough, thank you for joining us on the ride and for your continued support. We can’t wait to share more with you in 2015. Ventura Blvd Magazine

Delco ‘Makeover’ guy goes ‘Wild’

MILLIONS OF Americans will settle into their man (and woman) caves this weekend for the big game, but chances are those retreats won’t have been designed by Paul DiMeo. The Media native and famously emotional carpenter from “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” is now building cabins for people who want to get away from it all – including their flat screens – in National Geographic Channel’s “Building Wild.” The show, which airs at 9 p.m. Tuesdays, chronicles the odd-couple adventures of DiMeo and his business partner Pat “Tuffy” Bakaitis as they build one-of-a-kind getaways, with the help of their customers, in places where the challenges may include building a road to […]

Built to Last

TV CARPENTER PAUL DIMEO ON HIS NINE-YEAR RUN ON EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION, HIS GRUMPY AUDITION AND WHY HIS OWN STUDIO CITY DIGS MIGHT SURPRISE YOU What an interesting career you’ve had—from renovating homes to acting to hosting … I have loved building since I was a little kid. At the end of the day, you have something physical to show for your work. I also love acting, the theatre. For the many years that I spent in New York City—both building and performing—neither was more important to me than the other. So I understand you were kind of grumpy at the Extreme Makeover audition. I was in this room […]

PRESS TOUR: Former Point Park student Paul DiMeo hosts ‘Building Wild’ for NatGeo

PASADENA, Calif. — Paul DiMeo, who attended Point Park University (then Point Park College) from 1977-79 and worked as a stage manager at the Pittsburgh Playhouse, is one of the stars of National Geographic Channel’s “Building Wild” (9 p.m. Tuesday). City slicker DiMeo, best known as the designer with black glasses who was prone to crying on ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” partnered with woodsman/fabricator Pat “Tuffy” Bakaitis on a construction business called Cabin Kings. They design and build cabins for guys in off-the-beaten-path locations. Read more after the jump. … “I was working mostly with children on ‘Extreme Makeover,” DiMeo said after a Nat Geo press conference. “Now I’m […]

DIY Series ‘Building Wild’ Constructs Outrageous Retreats in America’s Last Frontiers on National Geographic Channel

THE MOST RUGGED CONSTRUCTION SHOW EVER? NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL’S FIRST DO-IT-YOURSELF SERIES BUILDING WILD CONSTRUCTS OUTRAGEOUS RETREATS IN AMERICA’S LAST FRONTIERS Craftsmen Paul DiMeo (“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”) and Pat “Tuffy” Bakaitis Build Backwoods Paradises … but First They Need a Road to Get There! New Series Building Wild Premieres Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 9 PM ET/PT on the National Geographic Channel (Washington, DC – December 16, 2013) Designer Paul DiMeo (@Paul_DiMeo) became known for building the impossible over nine seasons on “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” Now he’s ready for perhaps the most rugged construction show ever — using extreme architectural engineering to create incredible, perhaps improbable, wilderness cabin retreats […]

Sugar & Stilellos Bake Sale Raises More Than $13K for Westside Hunger Organizations

Thousands of meals and groceries will be provided to Westside women and children suffering from hunger and food insecurity thanks to the generosity of Sugar & Stilettos participants. Motivated by the mission “spreading sweet inspiration one treat at a time,” the third annual Sugar & Stilettos Bake Sale Extravaganza exceeded its goal by raising more than $13,000 on May 18 to benefit the Westside Food Bank and St. Joseph Center’s Food Pantry. Due to the generosity of the event’s donors and attendees, more than 26,000 meals and 1,300 bags of groceries will be provided to women and children suffering from hunger and food insecurity. “There are literally thousands of working […]

‘Second Act,’ New Series On RLTV, Gives Post 50s A Chance To Pursue Their Lifelong Dreams

“Reinvention” is more than just a buzzword — it’s a growing trend as millions of older Americans launch “encore careers” (careers for the “greater good,” according to and start their own businesses. “Second Act,” a new television program debuting Thursday evening on RLTV, captures a number of post 50s ready to reinvent themselves and follow their dreams, with the help of a familiar face. Paul DiMeo, who many may remember as the carpenter and designer on “Extreme Makeovers: Home Edition,” works with a team of experts to help Baltimore-area dreamers achieve their passions — whether that’s starting a nonprofit or opening up a restaurant. “It’s been a lot of […]

RLTV snags Paul DiMeo for “Second Act”

U.S. cable net RLTV has brought on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition carpenter and designer Paul DiMeo to be part of a transformative series for baby boomers. Second Act, premiering on April 18 at 8 p.m. EST, will see DiMeo assemble a team of experts who will help assorted boomers take on new challenges, such as starting businesses or embarking on new career paths. DiMeo, who starred in nine seasons of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, is also set to be part of National Geographic Channel’s first DIY series, Building Wild, announced earlier this week. “I am so delighted to be working with RLTV on this series,” said DiMeo in a statement. […]

Nat Geo and Wild Build Original Slate, Order More Cesar Millan

The sister networks detail a total six new series as part of the upfront lineup and an aggressive roster of specials, including previously announced “Killing Kennedy” and a new documentary on US Airways Flight 1549. After a year of double-digit growth for both National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo Wild, the two networks revealed a lengthy roster of new and returning original series on Monday. “We’re coming off a year that was really good for us,” CEO David Lyle told The Hollywood Reporter ahead of the upfront release. “Whatever skepticism was there from the advertising community about [new types of programming] has been put to rest. Nat Geo was up […]