As if he wasn't flipping out enough, now Jeff Lewis
has taken on a new title: design therapist. "Interior Therapy With Jeff Lewis
" (premieres Wed., Mar. 14, 9 p.m. ET on Bravo) follows Jeff and his hilarious Girl Friday-slash-comedic sidekick Jenni Pulos as they move in with their clients to oversee redesigns and construction work in their homes. Lewis has been known to get incredibly personal with his regular design clients on "Flipping Out
," but the Bravo personality teases that we'll see a whole new side of him that's much less stressed out on "Interior Therapy." Of course that doesn't mean the show is light on drama -- one episode even ends in the breakup of the client couple. Naturally, Lewis has dubbed that one his favorite of the season.I caught up with Lewis to hear all about the wide range of clients we'll meet each week, how his years of therapy ("a ton," he admits) prepared him to play style shrink and why "Interior Therapy" won't be "generic and boring and ordinary ... like every other Hgtv show." (His words, not mine.) He also dished about his personal life, walking Jenni down the aisle this year (half way, at least ... maybe) and a new Jeff Lewis Design employee we'll meet when "Flipping Out" returns in August.Whose idea was this to have you actually move in and live with your clients during remodeling and construction?
You know, Andy Cohen has been one of the biggest supporters of "Flipping ...