The Living Room (TV series)

The Living Room was an Australian lifestyle program, and a quadruple award-winner of the Logie Award for Most Popular Lifestyle Program, in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, the program began airing on Network 10 from 11 May 2012 until 20 December 2019.[1] The show delves into a range of lifestyle issues including renovations, travel (and pet advice), and cooking, and also includes special guests and engaging studio banter each episode. The show was hosted by Amanda Keller, with the co-presenters being Barry Du Bois, Chris Brown, and Miguel Maestre. Each week the team were joined by a studio audience of around 60 people with a mixture of live and pre-recorded content presented. The Living Room was filmed at Network 10 Studios in Pyrmont, a suburb in Sydney's inner-city. The show was premiered at 7:30 pm every Friday on Network 10.

The Living Room
GenreLifestyle
Directed byJon Olb
Brent Ferguson
Kate Douglas-Walker
Presented byAmanda Keller
StarringBarry Du Bois
Chris Brown
Miguel Maestre
Country of originAustralia
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons8
No. of episodes321
Production
Executive producer(s)Paul Rudd
Allison Whitlock
Virginia Hodgson
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)WTFN Entertainment
Release
Original networkNetwork 10
Picture format576i
HDTV 1080i
Audio formatStereo
Original release11 May 2012 (2012-05-11) 
20 December 2019 (2019-12-20)
Chronology
Followed byTBA
External links
Website
Production website

The program reached 200 episodes on 3 March 2017 and 300 episodes on 26 July 2019.[2][3]

On 30 November 2019, Network 10 announced the program would be axed, after 8 seasons, with a final Christmas and Farewell Special set to air on December 20 2019.[4]

Episodes

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 30 11 May 2012 (2012-05-11) 30 November 2012 (2012-11-30)
2 40 15 February 2013 (2013-02-15) 29 November 2013 (2013-11-29)
3 40 14 February 2014 (2014-02-14) 28 November 2014 (2014-11-28)
4 42 13 February 2015 (2015-02-13) 27 November 2015 (2015-11-27)
5 42 12 February 2016 (2016-02-12) 25 November 2016 (2016-11-25)
6 43 10 February 2017 (2017-02-10) 1 December 2017 (2017-12-01)
7 43 9 February 2018 (2018-02-09) 30 November 2018 (2018-11-30)
8 41 29 March 2019 (2019-03-29) 20 December 2019 (2019-12-20)

Presenters

PresentersRole / Expertise
Amanda KellerHost
Barry Du BoisRenovations
Chris BrownTravel and Pets
Miguel MaestreCooking

Others

Visiting expertsExpertiseTenure
Dylan FaleckiProject Manager2012—present
James TrebleHomes Design2012—present
Cherie BarberRenovating For Profit2012—present
Jason CunnighamFinance2013—present
Peter WalshHome organizing2013—present
Leanne HallMind and Body2014—present
Jamie DurieGardening & Landscaping2015—2018
Tiffiny HallHealth & Wellness2015—2018
Kyal and Kara DemmerichDesign and Renovation2017—present
Matt LeacyLandscaping & Horticulture2019—present

Stand-in co-hosts

Chris Brown

While Chris Brown is away in Kruger National Park, South Africa, co-hosting the show I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! with Julia Morris, his stand-in co-hosts for The Living Room during that period have been chosen from 'turn-of-the-wheel' spins by Amanda. These stand-in co-hosts have included:

2015

  1. Tim Robards - TV reality star from The Bachelor Australia
  2. Grant Denyer - host of Family Feud
  3. Brendan Jones - Amanda's radio co-host
  4. Shane Jacobson - Australian actor and former co-host of Top Gear
  5. Colin and Justin - Interior decorators and Scottish TV presenters
  6. Ben Mingay - Wonderland actor
  7. Scott Tweedie - The Loop co-host

2016

  1. Jamie Durie - TV presenter, landscaper and horticulturalist
  2. Kris Smith - TV personality and model who later became a contestant on I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!

2017

  1. Shannan Ponton - Personal trainer for contestants on The Biggest Loser

2018

  1. Grant Denyer - host of Family Feud & Game of Games
  2. Jamie Durie - TV presenter, landscaper and horticulturalist
  3. Matty Johnson - TV reality star from The Bachelor Australia
  4. Kris Smith - TV personality and model

2019

There were no 'stand-in co-hosts' for Chris Brown during the beginning of 2019 because The Living Room began airing later in the year because the majority of the co-hosts had other commitments. Chris was instead absent from the filming of two episodes as he was on an Antarctic expedition on Aurora Expeditions, with Greg Mortimer.

  1. Beau Ryan — host of The Amazing Race Australia
  2. Robert Irwin

Awards and nominations

Logie Awards

Year Nominee Award Result
2013 The Living Room Most Popular Lifestyle Program Nominated
2014 The Living Room Most Popular Lifestyle Program Nominated
2015 Amanda Keller Most Popular Presenter Nominated
The Living Room Most Popular Lifestyle Program Won
2016 Amanda Keller Most Popular Presenter Nominated
2016 The Living Room Most Popular Lifestyle Program Won
2017 The Living Room Best Lifestyle Program Won
2018 Amanda Keller Gold Logie Nominated
The Living Room Best Lifestyle Program Won
Matty Johnson Most Popular New Talent Nominated
2019 Amanda Keller Gold Logie Nominated
The Living Room Best Lifestyle Program Nominated

See also

References

  1. "TEN confirms The Living Room". TV Tonight. Retrieved 12 July 2014.
  2. Knox, David (3 March 2017). "The Living Room reaches 200 episodes". TV Tonight. Retrieved 3 March 2017.
  3. Knox, David (26 July 2019). "How Miguel Maestre Owes it all to Better Homes & Gardens". TV Tonight. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  4. Knox, David (30 November 2019). "Axed: The Living Room". TV Tonight. TV Tonight. Retrieved 1 December 2019.
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