TLC's Take Home Handyman Comes to the Rescue of the Do-It-Yourself Challenged

Andrew Dan-Jumbo Presents Unsuspecting Shoppers with an Offer They Can't

Refuse in a New Weekend Series

Mar 14, 2007, 01:00 ET from TLC

    SILVER SPRING, Md., March 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Home improvement just got
 a little more appealing with TAKE HOME HANDYMAN! Andrew Dan-Jumbo -- the
 charismatic triple-threat carpenter, craftsman and handyman of TLC's WHILE
 YOU WERE OUT fame -- is used to having fans ask him for help on their
 homes. Typically, he's politely declined their offers -- but now, the
 tables have turned. Andrew is on the hunt at Home Depot stores around the
 country for unsuspecting do-it-yourselfers who need his help in TLC's
 newest weekend indulgence premiering Saturday, March 31 at 1 PM ET/PT.
     Each episode follows Andrew as he searches for people looking to tackle
 a pesky do-it-yourself home renovation project, but don't quite know where
 to start. After identifying the perfect accomplice, Andrew convinces them
 to take him home so they can work side-by-side to get their weekend
 projects done right. Once Andrew confirms they're game, the pair shops
 around The Home Depot for all supplies and tools necessary to complete the
 renovation. Then, Andrew loads up his all-new 2007 GMC Sierra and heads to
 their home to roll up his sleeves and get started!
     Upon arrival, Andrew scouts the property to see what other areas could
 use a little enhancement, in addition to the project du jour. From caulking
 the bathroom tub to refinishing the kitchen floor, Andrew tackles it all
 with his signature charm and exquisite carpentry skills. But that's not all
 -- Andrew secretly seeks out an area of the home that could use his magic
 touch, and renovates as a surprise to the homeowner, which is revealed at
 the end of each episode. See what happens when you bring home a handyman?
     Born in Nigeria and raised in Shoreham, England, Andrew Dan-Jumbo has
 spent his career helping others with their building and designing needs.
 Andrew attended London's St. Martin's College of Art & Design and began a
 career as a freelance graphic designer. In 1991, Andrew moved to the U.S.
 and, with his brother, co-founded Eurotek, a commercial and residential
 construction company that specializes in historic restorations and new home
 developments. Named one of People Magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People"
 (May 2003), Andrew is single and resides in suburban Maryland.
     On, viewers can access tips from each episode of TAKE HOME
 HANDYMAN, find out more about Andrew, see exclusive videos and more.
     TAKE HOME HANDYMAN is produced for TLC by Discovery Production Group.
 For TLC, Lisa Lucas is Executive Producer. For Discovery Production Group,
 Peter Nissen is Executive Producer.
     About TLC:
     TLC is the only television network dedicated to lifelong learning for
 viewers who want to grow up, not old. Featuring programming that explores
 life's key transitions and turning points, TLC presents high-quality,
 relatable and authentic personal stories. TLC connects more than 94 million
 homes in North America to the human experience with life's lessons you
 can't learn from books. TLC is a property of Discovery Communications, the
 leading global real-world media and entertainment company. Discovery has
 grown from its core property, the Discovery Channel, first launched in the
 United States in 1985, to current global operations in more than 160
 countries and territories with 1.3 billion cumulative subscribers. DCI's
 over 90 networks of distinctive programming represent 25 network
 entertainment brands. DCI's other properties consist of Discovery Education
 and Discovery Commerce, which operates 120 Discovery Channel Stores. DCI
 also distributes BBC America in the United States. DCI's ownership consists
 of four shareholders: Discovery Holding Company (Nasdaq:   DISCA, DISCB), Cox
 Communications, Inc., Advance/Newhouse Communications and John S.
 Hendricks, the Company's Founder and Chairman.
     About The Home Depot:
     The Home Depot(R) is the world's largest home improvement specialty
 retailer, with 2,163 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of
 Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, 10 Canadian provinces, Mexico
 and China. Through its HD Supply(SM) businesses, The Home Depot is also one
 of the largest diversified wholesale distributors in the United States,
 with nearly 1,000 locations in the United States and Canada offering
 products and services for building, improving and maintaining homes,
 businesses and municipal infrastructures. In fiscal 2006, The Home Depot
 had sales of $90.8 billion and earnings of $5.8 billion. The Company
 employs approximately 355,000 associates and has been recognized by FORTUNE
 magazine as the No. 1 Most Admired Specialty Retailer and the No. 13 Most
 Admired Corporation in America for 2006. The Home Depot's stock is traded
 on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:   HD) and is included in the Dow Jones
 industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index.
     About GMC:
     GMC is a division of General Motors Corp. The division markets the
 Acadia, Sierra, Yukon, Envoy, Canyon and Savana brands. GMC's lineup of
 Professional Grade trucks delivers outstanding capabilities that exceed
 customers' expectations with unique features and design elements. GMC sold
 more than 481,000 vehicles in 2006. More information on GMC and its
 products can be found at
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