Congrats Tyler Cameron hive, because the TC drought is finally over. Recently, it was announced that Tyler would be making his return to TV with the new series Barkitecture, and yesterday, we got our first look at the show. From the trailer, we can see that pretty much all the initial Reddit tea about the show turned out to be correct, which checks out because we all know that Reddit is the best source for accurate journalism in 2020. And I have to say, Barkitecture looks just as ridiculous as the initial concept sounded. But also, I’m definitely going to watch it, because I have no life.
As you all probably know by now, the show follows Tyler Cameron and Delia Kenza as they design and build elaborate doghouses for people with a lot of extra money and nice backyards. Ugh, imagine having a yard. In the trailer, we finally get to see what some of these doghouses actually look like, and well, I now feel very poor. Here’s one example, complete with a sliding barn door, two windows, and a full outdoor play area to go along with it. I love the commitment to the farm theme, with a random wagon wheel, a horseshoe, and a stuffed cow and sheep that are definitely too big for a dog to play with. Inside, there are fake bales of hay and little saddles, which, again, I don’t know how the dogs would actually play with those. I think the thing to understand about this whole concept is that these doghouses are definitely just for the owners to flaunt their wealth. I’m pretty sure dogs don’t give a sh*t about the luxury finishes on their barn doors.
So, who are the guests on this show? The previous speculation about the show provided a few guesses, and while Neil Patrick Harris isn’t shown in the trailer, at least one of the guesses was spot-on. As the sleuths of Reddit had previously guessed, Real Housewives star Kyle Richards will be one of the guests on the show, which makes sense because she definitely has enough money to light $30k of it on fire.
The trailer gives us a good look at what Tyler and Delia built for Kyle’s dogs, and no one is surprised. It basically looks like the entryway of Kris Jenner’s house, complete with a black-and-white tile floor and a literal f*cking chandelier. Here’s a screenshot of Kyle Richards fitting comfortably inside the doghouse, while her dog is perched on some kind of couch that looks more expensive than any of my furniture. The dog has a plush wine bottle in its mouth, while Kyle is holding a plush rosé bottle.
So obviously the doghouses on the show are going to be insane, but we already knew that. I’m dying to know how much these projects actually cost—I guess because I’m in the mood to feel bad about myself. Like, these definitely cost more than I make in a year, but it’s fine, I’m fine, everything is fine. Kyle Richards, hope your dogs enjoy their chandelier, it’s what they deserve.
Wait okay, I don’t feel broke enough yet, let’s look at one more. Here’s an ultra-modern take on a doghouse. Take it in, take it all in. Yes, it’s two stories. Yes, there are spherical windows. Yes, those hardwood floors look nicer than anything in my apartment. Yes, it looks like one of the expensive futuristic houses you’d work towards in the LIFE game. Nope, I am NOT MAD about it! I hope this dog is happy, because it’s literally part of the 1%. Must be nice.
The thing I’m still most interested to see is how Tyler does hosting his own show, because I think we forget that until now, we’ve only seen him on TV as a contestant on The Bachelorette. Yeah, everyone loved him, but showing up for a group date every three days and not making an ass of yourself is a lot different than carrying an entire show. I’ve met him, and he was charming AF, so I have a feeling he’ll do a good job. The teaser trailer doesn’t really give us much of a look at Tyler or his vibe with Delia, so I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
We don’t have an exact premiere date for Barkitecture yet, but the trailer says it’s coming in April, so the wait is almost over. Here’s the full teaser trailer for the show, which you already know you’re going to binge the day it comes out:
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UDPATED: We (and the dedicated detectives of the internet) were right! On Wednesday, Tyler Cameron posted on Instagram, confirming all the reports that he’ll be hosting the upcoming show Barkitecture on the Quibi streaming service. As we suspected, Delia Kenza will be joining Tyler on the show, which he just said is “coming soon.” Sadly, no premiere date yet, but hopefully it’ll be soon after the platform launches this April.
To announce the show, Tyler posted two selfies with the most adorable dog I’ve ever seen, and god damn it, he looks good. If I took a selfie like this, I would literally look like a thumb, but whatever, I’m not mad. I’m a little annoyed that Tyler didn’t show us any sneak peeks of the luxury dog houses we can expect to see on the show, but hopefully there’s a trailer or something coming soon. I already hate the fact that I’m going to watch this, but it’s pretty unavoidable at this point.
It’s crazy to think that a year ago, Hannah Brown was still just an average competitor on The Bachelor, and Tyler Cameron was just a twinkle in Chris Harrison’s eye. In case you haven’t noticed, a lot has happened in the last 12 months. Hannah became the Bachelorette, we met Tyler, she broke his heart (maybe), they ~got drinks~, he dated Gigi Hadid for a while, and now he’s easily one of the most famous people to ever come from the show.
Since Tyler’s time on The Bachelorette came to an end last summer, it’s a little unclear what he’s been up to. Aside from dating Gigi and maybe Stassie Karanikolaou) and working with ABC Food Tours, it seems like he’s just kind of been hanging out. But he’s set to make his big return to TV soon, and thankfully, through a little detective work and a lot of Reddit, we think we’ve figured out exactly what he’s going to be doing.
A couple weeks ago, I was perusing the r/thebachelor subreddit, as one does, and I stumbled upon some prime sleuthing about Tyler’s new project. Nothing had been confirmed, so I went along my way, waiting for something more official to come out. But honestly, that got old quickly, so I was very excited when, on Wednesday, Tyler teased the news on his Twitter. Honestly, why wait for the People exclusive when I can already explain Tyler’s cryptic tweets?
Our beloved internet sleuths believe the show Tyler will be on is called Barkitecture, and it’s coming to a new streaming platform called Quibi. Quibi is scheduled to launch in April, the platform will feature content in short episodes (10 minutes or less) that are designed to be viewed on your phone. The service already has support from major studios, and will feature content from big names like Steven Spielberg, Chrissy Teigen, and Zac Efron. Basically, it’s going to be big, you just don’t know it yet.
Initially announced in October 2019, Barkitecture is exactly what it sounds like. According to a Quibi press release, “Barkitecture captures the lifestyles of dog-loving, dog-obsessed people who are gifting their beloved fur-babies with the most ridiculously extravagant dog houses imaginable. In each episode, the hosts work with doggie parents to build a fully customized dog house that redefines sitting in the lap of luxury.” So basically, the show is about people with way too much money on their hands who are also obsessed with their dogs. Sooo like every Real Housewife.
In that press release, the hosts are conspicuously not named, but people on Reddit who care way too much about this figured it out by “stalking” the MUA and designer Tyler tagged in one of his stories, and then following the rabbit hole to other posts and stories. Listen, we should have gotten this person in on the hunt for Luka Magnotta. To clarify, I also care way too much about this, I just don’t have the patience of people on Reddit. If the rumors are true, Tyler Cameron will be the builder on the show, and Brooklyn-based interior designer Delia Kenza will be the designer. They’re both following each other on Instagram, so it has to be true. Also, when Tyler said he’d be spending time in LA in the fall, this is how he responded to a question on his Instagram story:
Interesting, very interesting. Additionally, the Instagram account @bachsleuthers put in some work to try and figure out who might be a guest on the show. There’s not much here yet, but they did notice that Tyler and Delia both followed Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards recently, and she followed them back. Kyle seems like the exact type of person who would drop my yearly salary on a dog house, and personally, her presence alone is enough to sell me on this show.
Of course, all of this info is based on speculation for now, but where there’s smoke, there’s usually fire. Based on all of this detective work, I’m assuming this show is what Tyler was referencing with his tweet yesterday, but we definitely know he’s coming back to our TVs soon. It’s unclear whether Barkitecture will be available as soon as Quibi launches in April, but if that’s the case, then we can probably expect an announcement about Tyler’s involvement pretty soon.
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