HGTV Orders 16 New Episodes of Hit Series “Home Town”





HGTV Orders 16 New Episodes of Hit Series “Home Town” Starring Ben and Erin Napier
The current season of the series has attracted more than 30.4 million total viewers since its premiere on January 20.
[via press release from HGTV]
HGTV ORDERS 16 NEW EPISODES OF HIT SERIES ‘HOME TOWN’ STARRING BEN AND ERIN NAPIER

New York [May 28, 2020] HGTV’s hit series, Home Town, starring home renovation experts Ben and Erin Napier, has received a pick up order for 16 new episodes. The current season of the series has attracted more than 30.4 million total viewers since its premiere on Monday, Jan. 20. Set in Laurel, Mississippi, Home Town showcases Ben and Erin as they use their artistic vision and genuine passion for restoration to turn worn properties into treasured homes for families. In a special 90-minute finale episode on Monday, June 8, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, the Napiers will revisit the renovation for Hollywood actor Richard T. Jones and his wife, Nancy, from this season’s premiere episode. After the home was destroyed by a tornado, Ben and Erin repair the damage and reimagine the home with a new backyard. The new season of Home Town is slated to premiere in early 2021.

Fans are invited to stay connected with Home Town on HGTV’s digital platforms. Viewers can visit HGTV.com/HomeTown for exclusive videos and photos and interact via social media using #HGTVHomeTown. On HGTV GO, fans can watch past seasons of Home Town, as well as new episodes on the same day and time as the TV premieres.

ABOUT HGTV

HGTV delivers families with relatable stories, superstar real estate and renovation experts and amazing home transformations that inspire a passionate audience. For anyone seeking entertaining and aspirational home and lifestyle content, HGTV is the place to be. HGTV offers: a top 10 cable network that is distributed to more than 86 million U.S. households; a website, HGTV.com, a website, HGTV.com, that attracts an average of 10.2 million people each month; a social footprint of 21.2 million; HGTV Magazine, a monthly publication that reaches more than one million readers and exclusive collections of home-oriented products through the HGTV HOME(TM) consumer products line. Viewers can become fans of HGTV and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. HGTV is owned by Discovery, Inc., a global leader in real life entertainment spanning 220 countries and territories, whose portfolio also includes Discovery Channel, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the forthcoming multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.



HGTV’s Smash Hit “Celebrity IOU” Is the Highest Rated First-Year Series





HGTV’s Smash Hit “Celebrity IOU” Is the Highest Rated First-Year Series in Network History Access Multiple Demos
HGTV further spins the numbers for the series to date.
[via press release from HGTV]
HGTV’S SMASH HIT ‘CELEBRITY IOU’ IS THE HIGHEST RATED FIRST-YEAR SERIES IN NETWORK HISTORY ACROSS MULTIPLE DEMOS

New York [May 27, 2020] HGTV’s ratings juggernaut, Celebrity IOU, is the highest-rated first-year series in network history among P25-54, W25-54, M25-54, P2+ and households. It also is the #3 new unscripted original series in all of cable among P25-54 and the #4 among W25-54 so far this year. During its first season, which aired on Monday nights at 9 p.m. ET/PT, the series attracted more than 25.7 million total viewers. Hosted by the network’s popular real estate and renovation experts Drew and Jonathan Scott, who also serve as executive producers, Celebrity IOU spotlighted life-changing renovations from Brad Pitt, Melissa McCarthy, Viola Davis, Michael Bublé, Rebel Wilson and Jeremy Renner. The second season of the series is tentatively slated to premiere in early 2021.

“Celebrity IOU touched the hearts of millions of fans with compelling, emotional stories at a time when we needed positive and inspiring content,” said Jane Latman, president, HGTV. “Record-breaking ratings were only one aspect of its success.”

With the addition of Celebrity IOU to its programming roster, HGTV now holds four of the top 15 new unscripted series across all of cable for 2020 to-date with W25-54 — more than any other network. Three additional new series — Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Flipping 101 w/ Tarek El Moussa and Unsellable Houses – make the list

Season one of Celebrity IOU delivered a 1.24 live plus three-day rating among P25-54, a 135 percent increase over year-ago levels and a 66 percent lift over the prior six-week time period. Among W25-54, the series garnered a 1.63 L3 rating, a 133 percent increase over year-ago levels and 65 percent lift over the prior six-weeks.

Celebrity IOU was the #2 cable program among upscale W25-54 and a top 5 cable program among P25-54, W25-54 and upscale P25-54 during its run on Monday night. It garnered strong L3 ratings among upscale audiences, delivering a 1.53 among upscale P25-54, a 1.90 among upscale W25-54 and a 1.18 among upscale M25-54. The series also delivered a 0.84 L3 rating among M25-54, a 141 percent increase over year-ago levels and a 66 percent lift over the prior six weeks. In addition, Celebrity IOU garnered a 1.48 L3 rating among P2+ and a 2.88 household rating, a respective 162 percent and 145 percent increase over year ago levels.

Celebrity IOU also delivered strong viewer engagement on HGTV’s digital platforms. Since the series premiered April 13 on HGTV GO, Celebrity IOU has been the #3 most-watched show and the season premiere has been the most-watched episode on the platform. In addition, all six of the season’s episodes each delivered more than 1 million minutes watched in their first three days on HGTV GO. Also since the April 13 premiere, Celebrity IOU grew its social activity across HGTV’s social platforms by more than 420 percent, delivering more than 6.3 million total video views across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Digital support for the series has generated more than 3.6 million page views on HGTV.com, and HGTV.com/CelebrityIOU is the most visited show page on the network’s site since the series premiere. The show has been HGTV’s #1 most social series in the past year, and the May 18 season finale was HGTV’s #1 most social episode in a year.

Celebrity IOU is produced by Scott Brothers Entertainment.

ABOUT ‘CELEBRITY IOU’

Celebrity IOU is a new blockbuster HGTV series where Hollywood A-listers express their deep gratitude to the individuals who have had a major impact on their lives by surprising them with big, heartwarming home renovations that bring everyone to tears. The star-studded, uplifting series features Drew and Jonathan Scott as they help each award-winning celebrity with a special renovation.

ABOUT HGTV

HGTV delivers families with relatable stories, superstar real estate and renovation experts and amazing home transformations that inspire a passionate audience. For anyone seeking entertaining and aspirational home and lifestyle content, HGTV is the place to be. HGTV offers: a top 10 cable network that is distributed to more than 86 million U.S. households; a website, HGTV.com, a website, HGTV.com, that attracts an average of 10.2 million people each month; a social footprint of 21.2 million; HGTV Magazine, a monthly publication that reaches more than one million readers and exclusive collections of home-oriented products through the HGTV HOME(TM) consumer products line. Viewers can become fans of HGTV and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. HGTV is owned by Discovery, Inc., a global leader in real life entertainment spanning 220 countries and territories, whose portfolio also includes Discovery Channel, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the forthcoming multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.



Aarssen Helps Homeowners Curb the Clutter in HGTV’s New Self-Shot Series “Hot Mess House”





Organization Expert Cassandra Aarssen Helps Homeowners Curb the Clutter in HGTV’s New Self-Shot Series “Hot Mess House”
The series will spotlight organization expert and coach Cassandra Aarssen doing what she does best – helping families tackle the chaos and challenges of home organization.
[via press release from HGTV]
ORGANIZATION EXPERT CASSANDRA AARSSEN HELPS HOMEOWNERS CURB THE CLUTTER IN HGTV’S NEW SELF-SHOT SERIES ‘HOT MESS HOUSE’

New York [May 20, 2020] Families who are lost in a sea of overwhelming disorganization, clutter and messiness – and have no idea how to fix it – will get the virtual help they need in HGTV’s latest fully self-shot series, Hot Mess House. Premiering with back-to-back episodes on Wednesday, June 24, at 8 and 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, the series will spotlight organization expert and coach Cassandra Aarssen doing what she does best – helping families tackle the chaos and challenges of home organization. In each episode, Cassandra will take a video tour of the client’s home where she finds overflowing playrooms, stuffed kitchens and inundated basements. After the home tours, she will help them identify an organization style that works best for their unique situation and give them the necessary resources and tools for a stress-free, decluttered life.

“What I tell my clients is, ‘you’re not disorganized – you’re just not organizing for your unique style,'” said Cassandra. “But together, no matter the space, or what’s filling it – I will help you take back control of your home and your life. It’s so important that we let go of the past, so that we have room for the future.”

Throughout the season, Cassandra will mentor families with all types of disorganized dilemmas, including a young couple living in a cramped 350-square-foot apartment and a family with closets bursting at the seams. In one emotional, touching episode, Cassandra’s organization tips help one woman find the engagement ring that she thought was lost. While Cassandra helps each client tackle the physical process of organization, she also will advise how they can manage the underlying emotional attachments that often lead to over-cluttering in the first place.

Fans are invited to connect with Hot Mess House on HGTV’s digital platforms. Each episode will be available on HGTV GO the same day as the TV episode premieres – Wednesdays beginning June 24. Viewers can visit HGTV.com/HotMessHouse for photo galleries and exclusive videos and can follow @HGTV and #HotMessHouse on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for additional show content and updates. Fans also can follow Cassandra on Facebook and Instagram.

ABOUT HGTV

HGTV delivers families with relatable stories, superstar real estate and renovation experts and amazing home transformations that inspire a passionate audience. For anyone seeking entertaining and aspirational home and lifestyle content, HGTV is the place to be. HGTV offers: a top 10 cable network that is distributed to more than 86 million U.S. households; a website, HGTV.com, a website, HGTV.com, that attracts an average of 10.2 million people each month; a social footprint of 21.2 million; HGTV Magazine, a monthly publication that reaches more than one million readers and exclusive collections of home-oriented products through the HGTV HOME(TM) consumer products line. Viewers can become fans of HGTV and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. HGTV is owned by Discovery, Inc., a global leader in real life entertainment spanning 220 countries and territories, whose portfolio also includes Discovery Channel, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the forthcoming multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.



HGTV Spotlights Comedians and Their House-Hunting Commentary in New June Series “House Hunters: Comedians on Couches”





HGTV Spotlights Comedians and Their House-Hunting Commentary in New June Series “House Hunters: Comedians on Couches”
The celebrity lineup is led by Dan Levy and Natasha Leggero and features their comedian friends Whitney Cummings, Eliot Glazer, John Mulaney, Chris Redd and J.B. Smoove.
[via press release from HGTV]
HGTV SPOTLIGHTS COMEDIANS AND THEIR HOUSE-HUNTING COMMENTARY IN NEW JUNE SERIES ‘HOUSE HUNTERS: COMEDIANS ON COUCHES’

New York [May 18, 2020] Fans who miss televised live events and the pithy professional commentary that comes with them can now look to HGTV to fill that void with its new, highly anticipated series House Hunters: Comedians on Couches (fka House Hunters: LOL). In a four-night, star-studded special event at 10 and 10:30 p.m. ET/PT from Tuesday, June 2, through Friday, June 5, America’s favorite contactless past time – watching and commenting on House Hunters – gets a fun new twist when seven popular comedians deliver hilarious, no holds barred, color commentary on classic episodes of the hit series. Together via videoconference, the entertainers will call out the victories and agonizing defeats caused by paint colors, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and open concept spaces. The House Hunters: Comedians on Couches celebrity lineup is led by Dan Levy and Natasha Leggero and features their comedian friends Whitney Cummings, Eliot Glazer, John Mulaney, Chris Redd and J.B. Smoove.

“House Hunters is a pop culture phenomenon that inspires strong reactions from viewers who like to play along with its familiar house selection process,” said Jane Latman, president, HGTV. “While we may not agree with the house each family chooses or the reasons they select it, we can agree that it’s a good time to lean on talented people who can find the humor in everything and make us laugh out loud – even when it comes to the challenges and triumphs of house hunting.”

And, the comedic fun on the couch supports a good cause. While watching House Hunters: Comedians on Couches, HGTV fans are encouraged to join the fight against childhood hunger and provide meals to kids in need during COVID-19 and beyond by texting a donation to Turn Up: Fight Hunger. The partnership between Discovery, Inc., the global leader in real-life entertainment, and No Kid Hungry, is a national campaign dedicated to ending childhood hunger and will provide one billion meals for kids facing hunger in the U.S. over the next five years. Viewers can text HUNGRY to 707070 to make a secure donation.

Here are more details about the fan-favorite comedians participating in House Hunters: Comedians on Couches:

· Dan Levy is a comedian, writer and producer, who is currently the creator and executive producer of the NBC comedy Indebted starring Fran Drescher. He also wrote for The Goldbergs, Whitney and the animated Hulu series, The Awesomes. As a comedian, he performed in the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, had a one-hour special Dan Levy: Lion and appeared on Comedy Central Presents, The Late Late Show and Late Night.

· Natasha Leggero is an actor, producer, and writer with numerous film roles, including Neighbors, Let’s Be Cops and He’s Just Not That Into You. She stars in CBS’ new comedy, BROKE, and was a series regular in NBC’s Free Agents. Leggero also created, wrote, produced and starred in the Comedy Central sitcom Another Period.

· Whitney Cummings is a comedian, actor, writer, producer and director. Best known for creating and starring in the NBC series Whitney, she also co-created and co-wrote the Emmy(R)-nominated CBS comedy series 2 Broke Girls. In 2019, she launched her own podcast titled “Good For You” and debuted her fourth stand up special, Can I Touch It?, on Netflix.

· Eliot Glazer is a writer, producer and performer who most currently serves as Executive Producer on Liza on Demand. Additionally, he has written for Broad City, New Girl, and Younger and is developing original half-hour comedies I Run Hot for AMC Studios and Dentata at Paramount Studios, as well as the Untitled Liza Koshy Project at Nickelodeon. He hosts the bi-monthly live show Haunting Renditions in Los Angeles and New York and in cities and festivals around the country. Best known as ‘Eliot’ on Broad City, he appears alongside Seth Rogen in the upcoming Lionsgate/HBO Max movie An American Pickle.

· John Mulaney is a two-time Emmy(R) and WGA award-winning writer and comedian, most well-known for his standup comedy and writing on Saturday Night Live. In 2018, he toured the U.S. with Kid Gorgeous, which was later released as a Netflix special. He starred in the Netflix originals, The Comeback Kid and John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch; the Comedy Central special New In Town; and the Broadway hit, Oh, Hello; and was heard in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

· Chris Redd is an Emmy(R) Award-winning actor, writer, stand-up comic and rapper who is in his third season as a cast member on Saturday Night Live. He most notably appeared in the film Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping and in the Netflix original comedy series Disjointed. He starred in his own episode of Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents and released a debut stand-up album, “But Here We Are.”

· J.B. Smoove is an actor, WGA award-winning writer and stand-up comedian best known for his iconic role as Leon on HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm. Smoove launched his career as part of the writing team on Saturday Night Live and has since starred in many film and television projects including The Sitter, We Bought a Zoo, Date Night, Hall Pass, Uncle Drew, CBS’s The Millers, and most recently the hit Marvel film Spider-Man: Far From Home.

Fans are invited to connect with House Hunters: Comedians on Couches on HGTV’s digital platforms. Viewers can watch the full episodes on HGTV GO the same day and time as the TV premieres – June 2-5 at 10 and 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. Fans also can visit HGTV.com/Comedians for articles and more details about the celebrities and can follow @HGTV and #HouseHunters on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for additional show content and updates.

ABOUT HGTV

HGTV delivers families with relatable stories, superstar real estate and renovation experts and amazing home transformations that inspire a passionate audience. For anyone seeking entertaining and aspirational home and lifestyle content, HGTV is the place to be. HGTV offers: a top 10 cable network that is distributed to more than 86 million U.S. households; a website, HGTV.com, a website, HGTV.com, that attracts an average of 10.2 million people each month; a social footprint of 21.2 million; HGTV Magazine, a monthly publication that reaches more than one million readers and exclusive collections of home-oriented products through the HGTV HOME(TM) consumer products line. Viewers can become fans of HGTV and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. HGTV is owned by Discovery, Inc., a global leader in real life entertainment spanning 220 countries and territories, whose portfolio also includes Discovery Channel, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the forthcoming multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.



New Self-Shot Series “Design at Your Door” Delivers Everything Homeowners Need





New Self-Shot Series “Design at Your Door” Delivers Everything Homeowners Need to Create HGTV-Inspired Spaces
Premiering with back-to-back episodes on Thursday, June 11, the series will follow families from all walks of life as they receive coaching and a customized design plan that they can quickly make a reality.
[via press release from HGTV]
NEW SELF-SHOT SERIES ‘DESIGN AT YOUR DOOR’ DELIVERS EVERYTHING HOMEOWNERS NEED TO CREATE HGTV-INSPIRED SPACES

Ten of the network’s top stars to provide remote design consultations for families

New York [May 13, 2020] Sixteen homeowners who are ready to try their hand at do-it-yourself design will receive the virtual help they need from HGTV stars – and a box of specially curated décor elements – in the first, fully self-shot series from HGTV, Design At Your Door. Premiering with back-to-back episodes on Thursday, June 11, at 9 and 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, the series will follow families from all walks of life, including first responders and other essential front line workers, as they receive coaching and a customized design plan that they can quickly make a reality. Boxes of surprises, delivered to the homeowner’s doorstep, could include anything from paint and pillows to wallpaper, headboards and sofas.

Participating HGTV experts in the series include: David Bromstad (My Lottery Dream Home), Tiffany Brooks (HGTV Smart Home 2020), Tamara Day (Bargain Mansions), Dave and Jenny Marrs (Fixer to Fabulous), Maureen McCormick (A Very Brady Renovation), Grace Mitchell (One of a Kind), Eve Plumb (A Very Brady Renovation), Orlando Soria (Build Me Up) and Alison Victoria (Windy City Rehab). While documenting their design process every step of the way, the homeowners will complete such projects as converting a forgotten storage area into a playroom and upgrading a bonus space into a home office and media room.

“In Design At Your Door,” our home renovation stars are faced with a unique challenge – designing a space they’ll never see in person and virtually coaching novices to express a personalized design vision,” said Jane Latman, president, HGTV. “Once the homeowners open their design boxes, it’s game on as they unleash their creativity and get that makeover done without outside hands-on assistance.”

Throughout the season, eager homeowners will follow the expert’s advice to make over their spaces one step at a time – from overhauling a boring kid’s bedroom to transforming an unused screened porch into a functional homework space. The families include a firefighter, an ER nurse, a cafeteria worker and several parents who are simultaneously remote working and homeschooling their children. Now the families must navigate the added challenges of spouses working together on home projects, kids acting as camera operators and pets vying for attention.

“These families are brave enough to take on projects that traditionally would be accomplished by a full design team with a camera crew on-site, but their creativity and heart are exactly what makes Design At Your Door such a fun show to watch,” said Latman.

Fans are invited to access additional content from Design At Your Door on HGTV’s digital platforms. Viewers can watch the full Design At Your Door episodes on HGTV GO the same day and time as the TV premieres – Thursdays at 9 p.m. beginning June 11. Fans also can visit HGTV.com/DesignAtYourDoor for exclusive content, including behind-the-scenes before and after videos, and can interact on social media using #DesignAtYourDoor.

ABOUT HGTV

HGTV delivers families with relatable stories, superstar real estate and renovation experts and amazing home transformations that inspire a passionate audience. For anyone seeking entertaining and aspirational home and lifestyle content, HGTV is the place to be. HGTV offers: a top 10 cable network that is distributed to more than 86 million U.S. households; a website, HGTV.com, a website, HGTV.com, that attracts an average of 10.2 million people each month; a social footprint of 21.2 million; HGTV Magazine, a monthly publication that reaches more than one million readers and exclusive collections of home-oriented products through the HGTV HOME(TM) consumer products line. Viewers can become fans of HGTV and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. HGTV is owned by Discovery, Inc., a global leader in real life entertainment spanning 220 countries and territories, whose portfolio also includes Discovery Channel, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the forthcoming multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.



New Season of HGTV’s Hit Series “Good Bones” Spotlights Dramatic Home Renovations





New Season of HGTV’s Hit Series “Good Bones” Spotlights Dramatic Home Renovations and Follows Mina Starsiak Hawk’s IVF Journey
New episodes begin Tuesday, June 9 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.
[via press release from HGTV]
NEW SEASON OF HGTV’S HIT SERIES “GOOD BONES” SPOTLIGHTS DRAMATIC HOME RENOVATIONS AND FOLLOWS MINA STARSIAK HAWK’S IVF JOURNEY

New Episodes Premiere Tuesday, June 9, at 9 p.m. ET/PT

New York [May 12, 2020] Crumbling roofs, bug-infested walls and rotted floors are no match for HGTV’s popular mother/daughter duo Mina Starsiak Hawk and Karen E Laine in the new season of HGTV’s Good Bones, premiering Tuesday, June 9, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. In the series, which attracted more than 17.4 million total viewers in its last season, cameras follow Mina, a real estate agent and soon-to-be mom of two, and Karen, a lawyer, as they buy the most dilapidated properties in their favorite Indianapolis neighborhoods, demo them down to the studs and completely transform them into gorgeous, functional family homes. This season also spotlights very personal moments for both mother and daughter – Mina shares her emotional IVF journey that results in her second pregnancy while Karen announces she is retiring from the day-to-day operations of the family renovation business.

“It’s been a very busy year renovating homes, opening our new storefront, navigating Mom’s retirement and dealing with the roller coaster of trying to get pregnant, all while raising a toddler,” said Mina. “I’m excited to share every step with our fans.”

“I decided it was the right time to retire from our business, but I’ll still be renovating homes with Mina in the city we love,” said Karen. “The properties in this season are some of the best we’ve ever found.”

In the premiere episode, Mina and Karen buy their most expensive house to date – a bungalow in the trendy Fountain Square neighborhood that needs serious updates. To retain the home’s original charm yet stick to a strict budget and maximize the resale value, they must expertly fix the foundation issues, replace the plaster walls and restore the original hardwood floors. Throughout the season, the duo incorporates creative design elements in every home to attract younger buyers, such as pet-friendly spaces, custom metal staircase art and refurbished antique chandeliers.

Fans are invited to stay connected with Good Bones on HGTV’s digital platforms. The new episodes will be available on HGTV GO the same day as the TV premieres – Tuesdays beginning June 9. Fans can follow more of Mina’s latest pregnancy journey in the digital series, Mina’s IVF Journey, available on HGTV.com and HGTV’s Facebook and IGTV. At HGTV.com/GoodBones, fans can find exclusive photo galleries of the renovated homes and behind-the-scenes clips, and they also can interact via social media using #GoodBones.

ABOUT HGTV

HGTV delivers families with relatable stories, superstar real estate and renovation experts and amazing home transformations that inspire a passionate audience. For anyone seeking entertaining and aspirational home and lifestyle content, HGTV is the place to be. HGTV offers: a top 10 cable network that is distributed to more than 86 million U.S. households; a website, HGTV.com, a website, HGTV.com, that attracts an average of 10.2 million people each month; a social footprint of 21.2 million; HGTV Magazine, a monthly publication that reaches more than one million readers and exclusive collections of home-oriented products through the HGTV HOME(TM) consumer products line. Viewers can become fans of HGTV and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. HGTV is owned by Discovery, Inc., a global leader in real life entertainment spanning 220 countries and territories, whose portfolio also includes Discovery Channel, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the forthcoming multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.



BRYAN AND SARAH BAEUMLER BUILD A TROPICAL PARADISE IN NEW HGTV SERIES ‘RENOVATION ISLAND’





Husband-Wife Team Bryan and Sarah Baeumler Build a Tropical Paradise in New HGTV Series “Renovation Island”
The newcomer launches Sunday, June 7 at 8:00/7:00c on the cable channel.

[via press release from HGTV]
HUSBAND-WIFE TEAM BRYAN AND SARAH BAEUMLER BUILD A TROPICAL PARADISE IN NEW HGTV SERIES ‘RENOVATION ISLAND’
New York [May 7, 2020] Like a modern-day tribute to Swiss Family Robinson, home renovation experts Bryan and Sarah Baeumler pack up their family and move to a tropical island with the dream to renovate an entire resort. Renovation Island, a new HGTV series premiering on Sunday, June 7, at 8 p.m. ET/PT, follows the Baeumlers as they set off on their epic adventure to restore a massive, rundown beachfront resort in The Bahamas.

Bryan, a licensed contractor, and Sarah, with her keen sense of design aesthetics, transform the abandoned 10-acre property into a world-class island oasis complete with 18 luxurious hotel rooms, 22 ocean front villas and a host of breezy resort amenities. With an eye toward a grand re-opening for prime tourist season, Bryan and Sarah, along with their small staff, tackle a massive list of construction and design projects that must be completed within a tight six-month timeline. And, renovating a full-service restaurant, club house, spa, in-ground pool and bar is no easy feat if they want to open and welcome guests on time.

“This is the biggest change our family has faced and the largest project we’ve ever taken on,” said Bryan. “What are we risking? Absolutely everything.”

In the premiere episode, the family bids an emotional farewell to their familiar home and life. As the tremendous resort renovation begins, the island’s tropical weather, wildlife and remote location are just a few of the challenges the family must navigate as they adjust to life in a new country.
Throughout the season, Bryan and Sarah are determined to realize their dream of reviving the tropical paradise despite the rollercoaster ride of emotions that comes with a seemingly impossible timeline, a maxed budget and unexpected issues such as extensive rust and termite damage in every building as well as the threat of a hurricane mid-reno.

“Everyone said we were crazy,” said Sarah. “But our hearts said ‘yes’ – this is the right thing to do.”
Fans are invited to stay connected with Renovation Island on HGTV’s digital platforms. The new episodes will be available on HGTV GO the same day as the TV premieres – Sundays beginning June 7. Fans can visit HGTV.com/RenovationIsland for special show extras, behind-the-scenes photos and exclusive videos with Bryan and Sarah. Viewers also can follow @HGTV and #RenovationIsland on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for additional show content and updates.

ABOUT HGTV
HGTV delivers families with relatable stories, superstar real estate and renovation experts and amazing home transformations that inspire a passionate audience. For anyone seeking entertaining and aspirational home and lifestyle content, HGTV is the place to be. HGTV offers: a top 10 cable network that is distributed to more than 87 million U.S. households; a website, HGTV.com, that attracts an average of 10.3 million people each month; a social footprint of 21.2 million; HGTV Magazine, a monthly publication that reaches more than one million readers and exclusive collections of home-oriented products through the HGTV HOME(TM) consumer products line. Viewers can become fans of HGTV and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. HGTV is owned by Discovery, Inc., a global leader in real life entertainment spanning 220 countries and territories, whose portfolio also includes Discovery Channel, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the forthcoming multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.



HGTV Orders Second Season of Blockbuster Hit Series “Celebrity IOU”





HGTV Orders Second Season of Blockbuster Hit Series “Celebrity IOU”
In the second season, tentatively slated to premiere in early 2021, additional Hollywood A-listers will express deep gratitude to individuals who had a major impact on their lives – surprising them with big, heartwarming home renovations that bring everyone to tears.

[via press release from HGTV]
HGTV ORDERS SECOND SEASON OF BLOCKBUSTER HIT SERIES ‘CELEBRITY IOU’
New York [May 4, 2020] HGTV has picked up a sophomore season of its smash hit series, Celebrity IOU, which has attracted more than 18.9 million total viewers since its premiere just three weeks ago. In the second season, tentatively slated to premiere in early 2021, additional Hollywood A-listers will express deep gratitude to individuals who had a major impact on their lives – surprising them with big, heartwarming home renovations that bring everyone to tears. The star-studded, uplifting series features HGTV’s popular real estate and renovation experts Drew and Jonathan Scott, who also serve as executive producers and work closely with each celebrity to deliver a renovation that is customized to meet the needs of a special person. Celebrity IOU is the #2 new unscripted original series in all of cable among P25-54 and W25-54 so far this year.

“Since its premiere on April 13, Celebrity IOU has delivered a strong, consistent weekly performance among all demos,” said Jane Latman, president, HGTV. “This series continues to break records and it delights viewers with feel-good stories about fan-favorite celebs and the people who love and support them off-camera. We have to make more.”

Premiering Monday nights at 9 p.m. ET/PT, Celebrity IOU has spotlighted life-changing renovations from Brad Pitt, Melissa McCarthy and Viola Davis, with upcoming episodes this season to feature Michael Bublé and Rebel Wilson.
Celebrity IOU is produced by Scott Brothers Entertainment.

ABOUT HGTV
HGTV delivers families with relatable stories, superstar real estate and renovation experts and amazing home transformations that inspire a passionate audience. For anyone seeking entertaining and aspirational home and lifestyle content, HGTV is the place to be. HGTV offers: a top 10 cable network that is distributed to more than 87 million U.S. households; a website, HGTV.com, that attracts an average of 10.3 million people each month; a social footprint of 21.2 million; HGTV Magazine, a monthly publication that reaches more than one million readers and exclusive collections of home-oriented products through the HGTV HOME(TM) consumer products line. Viewers can become fans of HGTV and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. HGTV is owned by Discovery, Inc., a global leader in real life entertainment spanning 220 countries and territories, whose portfolio also includes Discovery Channel, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the forthcoming multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.



HGTV Picks Up Self-Shot Home Organization Series “Hot Mess House”





HGTV Picks Up Self-Shot Home Organization Series “Hot Mess House”
The four-episode series is slated to premiere in June 2020.

[via press release from HGTV]
HGTV PICKS UP SELF-SHOT HOME ORGANIZATION SERIES ‘HOT MESS HOUSE’
New York [April 30, 2020] HGTV has greenlit Hot Mess House, a new self-shot series that tackles the chaos and challenges of home organization. When families are lost in a sea of overwhelming disorganization, clutter and messiness – and have no idea how to fix it – organization expert and coach Cassandra Aarssen will swoop in, via videoconference, to save the day. In each episode, Cassandra takes a virtual tour of the client’s home where she finds overflowing playrooms, stuffed kitchens and inundated basements. After the home tours, Cassandra helps them identify an organization style that will work best for their unique situation, then gives them the necessary resources and tools for a stress-free, decluttered life. The four-episode series is slated to premiere in June 2020.
“With everyone spending so much time at home, we all have the itch to purge, organize and rearrange spaces,” said Jane Latman, president, HGTV. “Hot Mess House will inspire us to finally tackle the organization projects that have been languishing on our to-do lists for months.”

ABOUT HGTV
HGTV delivers families with relatable stories, superstar real estate and renovation experts and amazing home transformations that inspire a passionate audience. For anyone seeking entertaining and aspirational home and lifestyle content, HGTV is the place to be. HGTV offers: a top 10 cable network that is distributed to more than 87 million U.S. households; a website, HGTV.com, that attracts an average of 10.3 million people each month; a social footprint of 21.2 million; HGTV Magazine, a monthly publication that reaches more than one million readers and exclusive collections of home-oriented products through the HGTV HOME(TM) consumer products line. Viewers can become fans of HGTV and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. HGTV is owned by Discovery, Inc., a global leader in real life entertainment spanning 220 countries and territories, whose portfolio also includes Discovery Channel, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the forthcoming multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.



HGTV Greenlights “House Hunters: LOL” with Candid Commentary





HGTV Greenlights “House Hunters: LOL” with Candid Commentary from Socially Distanced Celebrity Comedians
The six half-hour episodes are slated to premiere in June.

[via press release from HGTV]
HGTV GREENLIGHTS ‘HOUSE HUNTERS: LOL’ WITH CANDID COMMENTARY FROM SOCIALLY DISTANCED CELEBRITY COMEDIANS

New York [April 29, 2020] HGTV has tapped into the global obsession with watching and commenting on House Hunters by greenlighting House Hunters: LOL, a new self-shot series that invites comedians who are social distancing to watch the fan-favorite show together via videoconference and share their witty reactions. Everything on House Hunters is fair game – from the house tours and budgets to the wish lists for paint colors, granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances. The six half-hour episodes are slated to premiere in June.

“House Hunters is a play-along phenomenon that has long inspired drinking games, snarky social media commentary and spoofs on late night television,” said Jane Latman, president, HGTV. “While we’re #HomeTogether, House Hunters: LOL will amp up the fun by combining our favorite comedians with one of America’s favorite shows.”

ABOUT HGTV
HGTV delivers families with relatable stories, superstar real estate and renovation experts and amazing home transformations that inspire a passionate audience. For anyone seeking entertaining and aspirational home and lifestyle content, HGTV is the place to be. HGTV offers: a top 10 cable network that is distributed to more than 87 million U.S. households; a website, HGTV.com, that attracts an average of 10.3 million people each month; a social footprint of 21.2 million; HGTV Magazine, a monthly publication that reaches more than one million readers and exclusive collections of home-oriented products through the HGTV HOME(TM) consumer products line. Viewers can become fans of HGTV and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. HGTV is owned by Discovery, Inc., a global leader in real life entertainment spanning 220 countries and territories, whose portfolio also includes Discovery Channel, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the forthcoming multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.