|Genre||Infotainment, Home renovation, DIY|
|Theme music composer||
Chris Alan Lee|
|Country of origin||USA|
|No. of seasons||12|
|No. of episodes||134|
|Editor(s)||Jason C. Stewart|
|Running time||30 minutes (including commercials)|
Leopard Films USA|
Swift River Productions
|Original network||DIY Network|
|Picture format||HDTV 1080i|
|Original release||June 17, 2007 – October 16, 2015|
In each episode, Siragusa and Cameron visit a house at which the male resident wants a particular room transformed into a male-themed hobby room, otherwise known as a Man cave. Each man cave is custom-designed for the recipient based on his hobbies and likes. The rooms are then renovated to include a media center, minibar, and a lounge among other elements. Previous themes included hockey, surfing, car racing, skiing, golfing, rock-n-roll, and others. During the renovation, the hosts offer ideas and do-it-yourself instruction to help homeowners construct their own personal hangouts. At the end of each episode, the newly renovated "man cave" is revealed to the recipient, who did not see the room during its transformation.
There have been several notable renovations that included celebrities or famous places.
Man caves have been created for Food Network personalities Michael Symon and Duff Goldman. The episode involving Goldman was also filmed as part of the Season 8 premiere of his show Ace of Cakes, entitled "Man Caves". Siragusa and Cameron both appeared on this cross-over episode. The season 10 premiere on January 26, 2012 featured the creation of a man cave for NBA player Kris Humphries in his Lake Minnetonka home fresh off his highly publicized divorce from Kim Kardashian just 3 months prior, creating media attention as the renovation was seen as the start of Humphries' newly single lifestyle. Other celebrities that have appeared include Snoop Dogg, Artie Lange, Gary Dell'Abate, Rainn Wilson, Jimmie Johnson, Dan Patrick, A. J. Calloway, Charles Kelly of Lady Antebellum and Charlie Sheen.
The crew built a man cave for the United Service Organization at Camp Virginia in Kuwait, revamping one of the tents. A NASCAR-themed man cave was created at Bristol Motor Speedway for the NASCAR race weekend 2012. The setting of the show's 100th episode was at Madame Tussauds in New York, where a man cave was built as the background set for host Siragusa's own wax figure. The actual building of the man cave was done for live public viewing in Times Square in April 2011.
The Man Caves crew also helped Nolan Ryan renovate a box suite at "The Ballpark at Arlington," and they were also called to help Michael Strahan transfer Kelly Ripa's old dressing room on "Live! With Kelly and Michael."
- Complete Episode List DIY Network official website. Retrieved on March 27, 2012.
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- Tschorn, Adam (2012-03-16). "Five questions with Jason Cameron, Mr. 'Man Caves'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2012-03-27.
- Jackson, Kate M. (2007-02-04). "More than ever, the indigenous New England male seeks a place where he is free to act just like a guy" (PDF). The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2012-03-27.
- Kaltenbach, Chris (2009-09-01). "Duff Goldman on "Man Caves"". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 2012-03-27.
- Kurutz, Stephen (2012-01-25). "Kris Humphries Redecorates for One". New York Times. Retrieved 2012-03-27.
- Brown, Roger (2012-03-16). "Ultimate 'Man Cave' at BMS". Bristol Herald Courier. Retrieved 2012-03-27.
- "DIY Network to Create "Ultimate Man Cave" Live in Times Square on Tuesday, April 12". Scripps Networks. 2011-04-08. Retrieved 2012-03-27.