Clipped is a new show debuting on Discovery Plus on Wednesday 12th May. The show will begin with a special 90-minute premiere episode.
Discovery Plus explains that the “six-episode series follows seven real life ‘Edward Scissorhands’ who create breathtaking sculptures out of meticulously trimmed shrubbery, plants and flowers.”
Bob Kirsh, vice president of programming and development at HGTV said:
“We’ve selected the best and brightest event designers, botanical designers and artists from around the country to wow fans in the ultimate topiary showdown. It’s remarkable to watch talented people transform plants and flowers with this incredibly creative art form.”
Who is the Clipped host?
The Clipped host is actor Michael Urie, who is best known for his role as Marc St. James on Ugly Betty.
Michael has also appeared as Sebastian in Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Gavin Sinclair in Modern Family, and Louis McManus in Partners.
Speaking about the show, Michael Urie said:
“It’s colourful, bold, playful, and it’s alive. It’s topiary—the art of transforming ordinary plants into extraordinary, living sculptures shapes and characters.”
“And now, for the first time ever, seven top topiary artists are taking part in a competition like no other.”
Clipped Discovery Plus cast revealed
Lead judge on the show is Martha Stewart while other judges include critically acclaimed landscape architect Fernando Wong, and lifestyle, landscape and horticultural expert Chris Lambton.
The judges will decide who makes the cut, who gets clipped, and, in the end, who is crowned as the top topiarist who wins $50,000 cash.
The competitors include:
Mike “Gibby Siz” Gibson (Youngstown, Ohio)
Edward “Cowboy” Pequignot (Kent, Connecticut)
Meghan Petricka (Eden Prairie, Minnesota)
Jade Rojas (Brooklyn, New York)
Juan Villanueva (New York, NY)
Marie Danielle Vil-Young (Franklin Park, New Jersey)
Ryan Zoeller (New York, NY).