'Vanilla Ice Goes Amish' Gets October Premiere

Vanilla Ice - P 2013
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Vanilla Ice - P 2013

A follow-up to the DIY Network's "Vanilla Ice Project" takes the '90s pop star-turned-home restorer into new turf.

The DIY Network has announced Tuesday that Vanilla Ice Goes Amish will premiere Saturday, Oct. 12, at 10 p.m.

The show, a follow-up to the home improvement network's Vanilla Ice Project, takes the '90s pop icon-turned-handyman/renovator deep into the country's largest Amish settlement in Ohio, where he learns all about hand craftsmanship, barn building and brotherly bonding.

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In the first episode, Rob Van Winkle, aka Vanilla Ice, tackles a kitchen renovation for an Amish family — power tools and handy gadgets not included. Without electricity, Ice immerses himself in the art of old-world construction while his iPhone dies a slow, drained-battery death.

Ice isn't the only former music sensation making a home-renovating comeback. Other DIY Network shows include Rev Run's Project, which follows Joseph "Reverend Run" Simmons as he renovates his 9,000-square-foot New Jersey home, and Daryl's Restoration Over-Hall Project, which features Hall & Oates' Daryl Hall renovating his 1700s Connecticut home. Both are scheduled to air in 2014.