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Design Star cancelled; how Food Court Wars works; Probst’s favorite (Survivor) places

News you should know that you may have missed over the past week: HGTV’s Design Star has been cancelled after seven seasons, according to judge Vern Yip, who said he’s “disappointed” but also said life is “about changes and change is not always bad.” The show had potential but wasn’t great in recent seasons, especially …

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Design Star All-Stars: weird

Immediately after concluding the latest season of Design Star, HGTV debuted a new season of the show. Design Star: All Stars, which concluded last night after just four episodes. It was, however, bizarre, and it magnifies everything that’s wrong with its sibling show. First, if these six people were the most memorable, best designers from …

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Design Star rebounds, improves on its earlier self after its terrible fifth season

Design Star rebounded this season, its sixth season, thanks to no-brainer changes to the show’s structure, better challenges, and the addition of season-one winner David Bromstad as the contestants’ mentor. After the series fired the producer who created it, Mark Burnett and his team came in and, surprisingly, wrecked it. But HGTV smartly brought in …

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In season six, Design Star finally fixes its judging: hallelujah

The first episode of Design Star‘s sixth season ended with a surprise: the show has finally started showing the judges’ deliberation, so we know why they are making decisions. It’s a miracle! That isn’t difficult, but the show has stubbornly refused to show us the judges’ deliberations for years, instead cutting between disconnected footage of …

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Design Star returns with new producers: Mark Burnett replaced by Food Network Star’s producers

HGTV’s Design Star returns tonight, and there’s good news for those of us who think last season was an unmitigated disaster: For the third time in three seasons, the show has a new production company, as it is now produced by the company that produces the outstanding Next Food Network Star. (It was originally produced …

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