Ellen’s Design Challenge Coming to HGTV in 2015 Luke Kerr April 22, 2014 1 Comment Ellen DeGeneres is getting even busier. The daytime talk show host is launching Ellen's Design Challenge on HGTV via her Very Good Productions shingle. The competition series will debut in 2015. The six-part series will feature contestants competing by sketching, design and building furniture in 24 hours, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "I'm so excited about this show because I love finding really special pieces of furniture," DeGeneres said. "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."