Shop Class follows 18 teams who are tasked with designing, building, and testing creations in carpentry-inspired challenges. The teams are composed of two young builders and one mentor. Three teams face off in each episode, and a panel of expert judges evaluate their work based on design creativity and build functionality. At the end of the season, one team is crowned with the title of “Shop Class Champs.”
Actor Justin Long–who you may recall as one of Jessica Day’s exes in New Girl or from your favorite rom-com He’s Just Not That Into You–hosts the competition series. “I was genuinely blown away and impressed by how inventive and creative the kids were,” Long told People. “It was borderline humiliating how much more proficient they were than me at building things.”
Long notes that the kids all encouraged each other during the show, too. “All the kids were also genuinely sweet and supportive of one another — it was nice to witness, and surprising, considering it’s technically a competition show,” he told the outlet.
If you're fondly recalling your days of shop class, creating a clumsy birdhouse, think again. We’re not talking about small projects here. It seems like these kids have big ideas, and they plan to deliver. The first episode debuts on February 28, which is just enough time for you to mentally prepare yourself for what these kids can do.
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