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The new 'Steampunk'd' design show on GSN is like 'Mad Max' meets 'Project Runway'

The new 'Steampunk'd' design show on GSN is like 'Mad Max' meets 'Project Runway'

Just when it seemed like we’d explored every kind of televised competition imaginable — dancing, weight loss, furniture building, house flipping — along comes one that sets a new bar for niche.

Airing on GSN, “Steampunk’d” features 10 contestants who are split into teams and challenged with designing a new room in innovative steampunk style each week. Hosted by Jeannie Mai (of daytime TV’s “The Real” fame), the show vanquishes one contestant each week — they literally exit through a cinematic burst of steam, making it look as if they’re venturing out into “Jack the Ripper” territory — until a final...

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