TLC and Real Simple have announced the new lifestyle makeover series “REAL SIMPLE. REAL LIFE.,” premiering Saturday October 18, 2008.  Hosted by television personality Kit Hoover, each of the series’ 15, hour-long episodes will help busy women tackle their daily challenges, sharing strategies to help make life easier.  However, “REAL SIMPLE. REAL LIFE.” is more than a television series; it is a new 360-degree makeover brand that will help everyday people find solutions to make life easier. In addition to the weekly TV program, TLC and Real Simple will launch a dedicated website,, which will delve deeper into the show’s makeovers, with exclusive content, how-to videos featuring the show’s experts, behind-the-scenes video and surprise check-ins with makeover subjects after the cameras leave.  Also, starting with the October 2008 issue, Real Simple magazine will produce a TV section every month that will provide a more in-depth profile of one of that month’s makeover subjects. The magazine will share the woman’s problems and solutions with exclusive tips from the show’s experts, answers to viewer questions and bonus content. The special section will provide a unique, relevant experience for Real Simple readers regardless of whether they watch the program on TLC.