GSN’s new original series, STEAMPUNK’D, is set to debut on Wednesday, August 19 at 10pm ET/PT (9pm Central) on GSN. Inspired by 19th century industrial steam-powered machinery, Steampunk is a “retro-futuristic design style” seen in everything from fashion, to technology, to pop culture. In STEAMPUNK’D, hosted by Jeannie Mai (“The Real”), the contestants (also known as “Makers”) work in teams and compete in a series of pressure-filled challenges designed to test their unique abilities to transform ordinary objects and fashions into creative masterpieces.
In one of the eight episodes, materials from Habitat for Humanity of Greater LA’s (Habitat LA) ReStore will be given the steampunk aesthetic by the Makers. The ReStore is a home improvement thrift store that accepts donations of gently used furniture, appliances, building materials and décor from individuals, organizations and studios and resells the donated items at discounted prices to the general public, all to help build more homes alongside hardworking, low-income families and individuals. The eclectic and ever-changing inventory makes it a favorite shopping destination for DIYers, treasure and bargain hunters!
As each project is completed, the Makers will unveil their work for the judges, including the leading authority on Steampunk, Thomas Willeford; Matt King, creator, writer and director of the series “The World of Steam”; and Kate “Kato” Lambert, the British entrepreneur and founder of the world’s first steampunk clothing company, Steampunk Couture. Each week one of the 10 Makers will be eliminated and the last one standing will take home the $100,000 grand prize.
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