Knock First is an American reality television series in which an adolescent is chosen for a total room makeover by the Knock First crew.[1][2] The series first aired in the Fall of 2003 on ABC Family.

Knock First
GenreReality television
Written byDavid Collins
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes24
Running time30 minutes
Production companyScout Productions
Original networkABC Family
Original releaseOctober 6, 2003 (2003-10-06) –
October 1, 2004 (2004-10-01)

The premise of the show was to shape the room in which the teenager lives into a space that represents them better. Teenagers who had been living in the same room since they were toddlers are able to redesign the room according to their desires. The series included four designers: Taniya Nayak, John Gidding, Kathy Kuo, Shane Booth, and two carpenters: Carrie Roy and Andy Hampton.

The first season of Knock First centered mainly around teenagers in and around the Northeast,[3] whereas the second season expanded to homes in California, to a slightly older audience.

The show theme for the first season was titled "(This Is The Way) I Am", and was written and produced by Widelife, also creators of the theme for Bravo's Queer Eye For The Straight Guy, and performed by Faith Trent. The show theme for the second season was titled "Bring it to Life," written and performed by Kat Meoz.

The show was supposed to be redesigned for its third season, but was canceled after two seasons instead.


  1. ^ Rosen, Lisa (September 13, 2003). "With 'Knock First,' doors are opening". Los Angeles Times.
  2. ^ Martin, Denise (October 21, 2003). "'Knock' locks 25 more eps". Variety.
  3. ^ Ordo, Franco (November 30, 2003). "Local teens' rooms get makeovers on TV show". The Boston Globe.

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