Ellen DeGeneres to Launch HGTV Home-Design Show

04/22/2014 at 03:30 PM ET

Ellen DeGeneres New HGTV Home-Design Show
Joe Laedtke

The world of interior decorating is about to get a whole lot funnier: Ellen DeGeneres is launching her own design show on HGTV next year.

The show, called Ellen’s Design Challenge, sounds a bit like Top Chef, only with furniture instead of food.

Six contestants will work with expert carpenters to sketch, design and build various pieces of furniture within a 24-hour period. The winner, who will be determined by a panel of judges, will take home a cash prize.

Degeneres, who has a notorious love of art and design, discussed the show with her own Ellen-esque spin: “I’m so excited about this show because I love finding really special pieces of furniture,” she told The Hollywood Reporter. “One time I found a beautiful one-of-a-kind armoire that spoke to me in a way I’d never experienced. It turned out there was a drifter living inside of it, but that’s a story for another time.”

We can’t help but wonder: Will one of the challenges involve creating a sectional couch that’s big enough for a group selfie?

—Lexi Dwyer

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jj927 on

Cool! I’ll watch it, she’s got great style and she’s a lot of fun.

Anonymous on

Love her!

Sophia on

I also love design – love hunting for inexpensive furniture I can redo, and love HGTV. Ellen has fabulous style in her dressing and her houses. Really looking forward to this one!

susan on

Sign me up! She’s hilarious.

Natalie on

Ellen and Portia have amazing taste in homes and home decorating. This seems like a good fit.

Blanche Barnum on

I want to be one of the contestants on the show!!

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