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 […]