Are you ready for your close-up?

I\'m ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille.

The siren song of fame and fortune causes many people to make decisions they would not normally make.

Who in their right mind would switch spouses with someone else? How about for the chance to be on TV and for $20,000.00? Wife Swap is looking for unusual families with unusual homes to be publicly humiliated on national TV.

What You Get For The Money on HGTV is looking for distinctive homes and outgoing homeowners to star in their show. If your home is one of the snappiest, most appealing, charming and/or hip homes in the country, then they want to know about it. When they find four delicious domiciles (priced between $150,000 to $1 million) in the same city, they’ll “come for a visit.” (You can view one of the episodes that I filmed for the show on November 19th. It will be airing on the Fine Living Channel at 11AM.)

Want your TV debut to highlight your homestyle rather than your lifestyle? Style Network’s My Celebrity Home wants to give your place a makeover. The Style Network is currently seeking fun folks from around the United States who want to participate in a design project with My Celebrity Home. Who says you have to be rich to live in the lap of luxury?

My Celebrity Home teaches regular Joes how, with just a little creative thinking and elbow grease, the good life can be had at a great price. After an exclusive tour of one star’s posh pad, host Peter Marr joins forces with a famous designer to help everyday people re-create the high-end look without the Hollywood price tag.

Is clutter your problem?? Call the Clean House Team to purge your home of all the junk. If your home is chosen, they’ll surprise you with a makeover that will amaze family and friends.

They’re also having a contest for the messiest home. Just send them a video of your nasty, trashy house and you could win a complete house make-over. That’s one contest I wouldn’t want to win.

Another show that’s casting is Hidden Potential. This program shows homebuyers what their dream home could look like before they buy it. In each episode, a homebuyer will look at three very different homes that need renovation. As they tour each home, a design expert will show the homebuyer computer-generated graphics that will showcase the home’s “hidden potential.” In the end, we’ll learn which house the homebuyer chose to turn into their dream home. Click here to apply.

Do you have a horrible kitchen, like with avocado appliances and harvest gold walls? The apply to be on “Save My Kitchen“. What about a crappy bathroom? Well then, you want to be on “Save My Bathroom”.

After all this fix up, you’ll want to find out what your home is worth. My House is Worth What? is a new series that began airing this summer on HGTV. Each show tells homeowners across the country what their current home is worth, where they should renovate if they are planning to or just how much equity is available to fulfill a life long dream. Appear on My House is Worth What? and get a free evaluation of your home by the experts. Find out its current worth, what renovations are worthwhile and what you need to do to increase your value. If you don’t make it on the show, and you live in the Seattle area, I’ll tell you all that stuff for free! (Wink)

A friend of mine, with 3 kids and overwhelmed with the thought of packing up her house and moving, answered an ad for a TV show that promised to pack up her stuff and move her for free if she allowed them to redecorate and arrange her furniture any way they wanted at her new house. It worked. The new house decor didn’t turn out that well, but it was easy to put things where they belonged when the camera crew left. She was mortified, of course, to see herself on TV, but she thought the momentary embarrassment was a small price to pay for being moved by a third party.

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  1. Athol Kay

    Nice post – amazing to think of all the dozens of TV shows out there needing fresh meat for the mill.

    As to the “contest for the messiest home”, thats the one you don’t want to come second in….. ;-P

  2. Geri

    That was hysterical. You had me laughing out loud. My personal favorite – the messiest home. Though many qualify, I’d love to see the raised hands.

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