INSP Taps Jill Wagner as Hosts Original Television Series, Handcrafted America

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Two episodes will air during the series premiere on March 1st, 2016 at 8pm ET.

Jill Wagner Hosts "Handcrafted America"

The Maker Movement is on fire!

Jill Wagner (Teen Wolf, Wipeout, Christmas in the Smokies) is set to host Handcrafted America on INSP.

In Handcrafted America, Wagner travels the country on a quest to find talented men and women who make extraordinary items by hand. In every half-hour episode, Jill meets three gifted craftsmen and gets a behind-the-scenes look their handiwork, as well as the process of conception and design. Along the way, viewers learn about the history and cultural heritage that inspire and influence each creation.

“The Maker Movement is on fire!" said Craig Miller, VP of Original Series at INSP. "Etsy, Pinterest, DIY, Kickstarter and Maker Faire boast millions of people and billions of dollars. Americans still work with their hands and they seek out unique, one-of-a-kind creations for themselves and for others. Artisans from coast to coast still create handcrafted treasures. This is the focal point of the series. From glass blowing to ornate clock making to blacksmithing, Handcrafted America entertains and informs - not in a dry, academic way, but with adventure, spirited discovery, fun and authenticity.”

Miller continued, “Jill’s infectious enthusiasm will captivate viewers. She is so engaging and infuses the series with humor and playfulness. Yet she genuinely is interested in the exploration process of each artist’s story. Jill is a natural at making everyone on set feel completely comfortable. It really adds joy and lightheartedness to this homespun show.”

The series is co-produced by Susie Films and is scheduled to premiere on INSP on March 1st, 2016 at 8pm ET. To learn more, visit the Handcrafted America webpage on INSP.

About INSP
INSP is available nationwide to more than 80M households via Dish Network (channel 259), DirecTV (channel 364), Verizon FiOS (channel 286), AT&T U-verse (channel 564) and more than 2,800 cable systems. Click here to find INSP in your area. For quality dramas, positive entertainment and inspiring stories, celebrating the American spirit and honoring timeless traditional values, it’s INSP.

About Susie Films
Susie Films is a full service film and television production company based in Charlotte, NC. The company has produced and executive produced more than 800 television programs for networks including ABC, A&E, Cooking Channel, Court TV, DIY, ESPN, Food Network, HGTV, History Channel, Lifetime, Ovation, OWN, PBS, Travel Channel and Turner South.

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