Season 1 Episodes

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And Action!

Season 1, Episode 12 - Air Date: 11/23/2006
David closes in on his first episode. He discovers who his sidekick will be, meets with Karen McAloon, and finds out who his first family will be.
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New Friends, Old Friends

Season 1, Episode 11 - Air Date: 11/16/2006
As he gets closer to shooting his first show David visits Vern Yip and Kristan Cunningham to learn more about like on television and hosting a show.
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Learning and Doing

Season 1, Episode 10 - Air Date: 11/9/2006
As David continues his journey of making his own HGTV show, he learns more about his father's prognosis for cancer.
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A Design Star's Beginning

Season 1, Episode 9 - Air Date: 11/2/2006
The first of four half-hour episodes follows David right after he wins HGTV Design Star. While celebrating with his family and friends, he soon learns that his dad is fighting cancer.
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Finale (And the Winner Is)

Season 1, Episode 8 - Air Date: 9/10/2006
In the season finale, the 10 designers reunite to settle the score and discover who will be the next Design Star.
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Glass Houses: Designers' Choice

Season 1, Episode 7 - Air Date: 9/3/2006
The two remaining designers face off in front of the public, and America's vote will decide the winner!
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Create a Dream Room

Season 1, Episode 6 - Air Date: 8/27/2006
Competing for spots in the final two, the remaining three designers hit the road, traveling to an HGTV viewer's home.
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Designing With Color

Season 1, Episode 5 - Air Date: 8/20/2006
Color is the theme, as each of the four remaining designers must create a New York City studio apartment based on a single assigned color.
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Designers' Challenge: $10,000 Kitchen Makeover

Season 1, Episode 4 - Air Date: 8/13/2006
Two challenges and two eliminations this time, as the designers each present their ideas for a $10,000 kitchen makeover, and then must work together to complete the chosen design.
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"Wild Card" Design

Season 1, Episode 3 - Air Date: 8/13/2006
The competition heats up as the designers work on their own individual rooms for the first time. But it's a surprise, as their creativity and talent are put to the test when they shop at only one unusual specialty store.
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Designing to Sell

Season 1, Episode 2 - Air Date: 7/30/2006
The designers choose teams and work to improve the sales appeal of a large suburban home by redesigning the kitchen, living room and master bedroom.
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Blank Slate: Design a New York City Townhouse

Season 1, Episode 1 - Air Date: 7/23/2006
The competition begins as 10 aspiring designers meet host Clive Pearse and get their first challenge: Design an entire NYC townhouse in 24 hours!