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Couched with Carson Kressley to Tape Season 2 at Fall High Point Market with Live Audience

Emmy-winning TV star, celebrity stylist, designer, and best-selling author Carson Kressley is set to tape 6 episodes for season 2 of his popular design-centric talk show, Couched, during fall market.

Carson Kressley poses on Red Lips sofa
Carson Kressley is set to tape 6 episodes for season 2 of his popular design-centric talk show, Couched, during fall market.

HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Red lips sofa and all, Emmy-winning television star, celebrity stylist, designer, and best-selling author Carson Kressley is set to tape 6 episodes for season 2 of his popular design-centric talk show, Couched, for The Design Network (TDN) during Fall High Point Market, Oct. 16-20.

The first-ever talk show of its kind, the show’s format is a mix of dishy interviews, game show-inspired contests, and insider advice. Each episode will welcome two design industry leaders such as Corey Damen Jenkins, Douglas Truesdale, Mark and Jason Phillips, and Amy Matthews. These guests join the ranks of season 1 interviewees such as Thom Filicia, Hilary Farr, and Alexa Hampton.

Market attendees with a valid Fall Market pass are invited to be a part of the live studio audience on Tuesday, October 19, and Wednesday October 20, in the High Point Theatre, located in the Transportation Terminal. The full schedule is available at www.highpointmarket.org/events/couched-with-carson-kressley, with doors opening 15 minutes prior to each episode.

“Carson brings such energy to a room, which we’ve witnessed previously when he’s been on stage during Market. We’re thrilled he’s using High Point Market as his platform for Couched season 2; it makes a lot of sense with the Who’s Who of the industry already in town,” commented Tom Conley, president and CEO of the High Point Market Authority, sponsors of the Fall Market tapings alongside International Market Centers (IMC).

“High Point truly is the furniture capital of the world and it’s so astounding to me to see the convergence of the world’s great manufacturers, retailers, and designers each April and October. It’s the perfect stage to celebrate interior design, and Carson is the perfect person to spark the conversation and bring it to the world,” added Jason Harris, Founder of The Design Network.

Originally launched in January 2020, season 1 of Couched was a big moment for The Design Network as it coincided with the channel’s 24/7 linear TV launch into millions of homes across America. The star- studded guest list paired with Carson’s obsession with interior design in a traditional talk show format was a hit and helped to both secure TDN’s identity and propel the network’s viewership.

The 6 episodes taped at High Point Market will debut in December on TDN’s 14 free ad-supported streaming TV platforms including Samsung TV Plus, The Roku Channel, Amazon’s IMDb TV, Vizio WatchFree Plus, Pluto TV, Sling TV, Xumo and Redbox. The show will also air in Canada and in the UK via Samsung TV Plus and in 12 additional countries in Europe through Rakuten TV.

TDN currently streams over 1.5 Million hours of programming per month on television, making it the fastest growing lifestyle TV network. TDN’s original programming focuses on “all things home” and includes hit shows The Reveal, Celebrity Homes Unlocked, Dream Room in a Day, Tiny BNB, Farm to Table and Buying Back Home.

Kressley is an Emmy-winning television star, celebrity stylist, New York Times Best-Selling author and designer. In 2003, he became a breakout star as the fashion savant on Bravo's Emmy-Award-Winning Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, and later revolutionized America's personal fashion sense as he filmed OWN Network's Carson Nation. He’s appeared as a host, judge, contestant or contributor on dozens of television programs including Good Morning America, Live with Kelly, The Wendy Williams Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, RuPaul’s Drag Race, The Celebrity Apprentice, How to Look Good Naked, and Dancing with The Stars. He is also a New York Times best-selling author with three books to his credit.

About the High Point Market Authority

The High Point Market Authority, www.highpointmarket.org and www.highpointmarketauthority.org, is the official sponsor and organizer of the High Point Market in High Point, N.C. Featuring an extensive selection of exhibitors spanning every category, style, and price point, and attracting tens of thousands of visitors from more than 100 countries twice each year, High Point Market is the driving force of the home furnishings industry. Find the High Point Market anywhere online, and follow on social media using the hashtag #hpmkt.

About The Design Network (TDN)
The Design Network, www.tdn.tv, is the definitive destination for all things home in streaming TV. From organization to landscape design, entertaining and interiors - we’re getting specific and diving deep. TDN is designed with a new generation of homeowners in mind – focusing on style, how-to, and an education in design choices beyond just the before and after.
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