“Ugliest House in America” Starring Actress and Comedian Retta Delivers Powerful Ratings





“Ugliest House in America” Starring Actress and Comedian Retta Delivers Powerful Ratings Performance for HGTV
Series ratings among both P25-54 and W25-54 reflected more than an 84 percent increase over the prior six weeks.
[via press release from HGTV]
‘UGLIEST HOUSE IN AMERICA’ STARRING ACTRESS AND COMEDIAN RETTA DELIVERS POWERFUL RATINGS PERFORMANCE FOR HGTV

New York [January 13, 2022] Ugliest House in America, HGTV’s five-part event series following actress, comedian and design enthusiast Retta on a cross-country tour to find the nation’s “ugliest house,” delivered a .67 live plus three-day rating among P25-54 and a .86 live plus three-day rating among W25-54 in its 10 p.m. time slot from Monday, January 3, through Friday, January 7. Series ratings among both P25-54 and W25-54 reflected more than an 84 percent increase over the prior six weeks. And, among upscale W25-54, the series saw a 90 percent increase over the prior six weeks, delivering a .93 L3 rating in its time slot.

Close to 11 million viewers watched Ugliest House in America during its run, with the January 7 finale ranking as the #1 cable program among P25-54, W25-54, HH, P2+, upscale P25-54, upscale W25-54, upscale M25-54, upscale HH, and upscale P2+ in the time period. In addition to Retta, the finale episode also featured HGTV star Alison Victoria as she spearheaded the $150,000 renovation for the “ugliest house in America.”

Throughout its run, the series was a Top 3 cable program among several key demos, including P25-54, W25-54, M25-54, HH, P2+, upscale P25-54, upscale W25-54, upscale M25-54, and #1 among upscale HH, and upscale P2+.

“The impressive ratings performance for Ugliest House in America is an affirmation of the fun, gee whiz, gawker programming that audiences want now,” said Jane Latman. “Retta struck the light-hearted, humorous tone that we hoped to achieve during every house tour – perfectly channeling viewer eye rolls, jaw drops and unspoken expletives. We haven’t laughed that much in a long time.”

Ugliest House in America, which is available to stream on discovery+, featured tours of 12 properties that were nominated by homeowners who believe their design-challenged home is one of the worst in the country. During the series, Retta shared her hilarious reviews of each unsightly home and commented on failed flips, gaudy designs and heinous hodge-podge horrors. Based on its ugly appearance, poor functionality and surprising design choices, one house was deemed the “ugliest house in America” by HGTV and the network awarded its owners a full home renovation.

The series also performed well on HGTV’s digital platforms. On social media, videos promoting the episode generated 1.2 million views across HGTV’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts.

Ugliest House in America is produced by Big Fish 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 81.5 million U.S. households; a website, HGTV.com, that attracts an average of 9.7 million people each month; a social footprint of 27 million; HGTV Magazine, a monthly publication that reaches more than one million readers; and exclusive collections of home-oriented products through the HGTV Home(R) consumer products line. HGTV content also is available on discovery+, the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service. discovery+ is available on a variety of platforms and devices, including ones from Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Roku and Samsung.

Viewers can become fans of HGTV and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and TikTok. 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 multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia Network, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.



HGTV Hit “Home Town” Already on Track to Deliver Strong Ratings in Current Season





HGTV Hit “Home Town” Already on Track to Deliver Strong Ratings in Current Season
In its 8-9 p.m. timeslot on January 2, “Home Town” was a top 5 cable program among P25-54 and W25-54.
[via press release from HGTV]
HGTV HIT ‘HOME TOWN’ ALREADY ON TRACK TO DELIVER STRONG RATINGS IN CURRENT SEASON

New York [Jan 7, 2022] Nearly 5 million total viewers tuned-in on Sunday, January 2, to watch a new episode of Home Town starring home renovation experts Ben and Erin Napier who balance a busy family life while revitalizing their small town, Laurel, Mississippi. The episode delivered a .65 live plus three-day rating among P25-54, up 86 percent from prior six week levels, and a .86 live plus three-day rating among W25-54, a 102 percent increase over the previous six weeks. It also garnered an impressive 1.06 L3 rating among P2+ and a 2.08 L3 household rating, a 106 and 112 percent increase respectively over the prior six weeks.

In its 8-9 p.m. timeslot on January 2, Home Town was a top 5 cable program among P25-54 and W25-54. It also was the #3 cable premiere among upscale P25-54, upscale W25-54, and upscale households.

“When a popular series like Home Town continues to deliver exceptional ratings with our key demos – and does so early in a new season – we know that we are giving the audience exactly what they want from comfort television,” said Jane Latman, president, HGTV & Streaming Home Content, Discovery, Inc. “One of the reasons this series is such a big hit is because Ben and Erin truly love their hometown and the life they live there. They show that by infusing every customized renovation with their unique creativity and craftsmanship. This is what keeps their fans coming back week after week.”

Home Town also continues to perform well on HGTV’s digital platforms. On social media, videos promoting the episode generated one million views across HGTV’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts and also drove one million page views to HGTV.com since the season premiere last month.

New episodes of Home Town air Sundays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on HGTV and are available to stream every Sunday on discovery+.

Home Town is produced by RTR Media Inc.

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 81.5 million U.S. households; a website, HGTV.com, that attracts an average of 9.7 million people each month; a social footprint of 27 million; HGTV Magazine, a monthly publication that reaches more than one million readers; and exclusive collections of home-oriented products through the HGTV Home(R) consumer products line. HGTV content also is available on discovery+, the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service. discovery+ is available on a variety of platforms and devices, including ones from Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Roku and Samsung.

Viewers can become fans of HGTV and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and TikTok. 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 multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia Network, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.



HGTV Spotlights Home Inspections In New Series “Home Inspector Joe”





HGTV Spotlights Home Inspections In New Series “Home Inspector Joe” Premiering Wed., Jan 19, at 9 PM ET/PT
The series will feature Joe Mazza, his go-to designer Noel Gatts and his home-buying clients as they tour properties they love.
[via press release from HGTV]
HGTV SPOTLIGHTS HOME INSPECTIONS IN NEW SERIES ‘HOME INSPECTOR JOE’ PREMIERING WED., JAN 19, AT 9 PM ET/PT

New York [December 16, 2021] With 20 years in the New York City construction business, a sixth sense for safety and a family of his own to protect, licensed home inspector Joe Mazza is driven to keep his clients from buying risky, unsafe properties in the new HGTV series Home Inspector Joe. Premiering on Wednesday, January 19, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, the series will feature Joe, his go-to designer Noel Gatts and his home-buying clients as they tour properties they love. Buyers around the country need every edge they can get in today’s red hot seller’s market and in every episode of Home Inspector Joe, Mazza will reveal the secrets, checklists and solutions that can help.

“Joe is the fearless superhero we all want when we’re buying a house,” said Jane Latman, president, HGTV & Streaming Home Content, Discovery, Inc. “It’s easy to fall in love with a home’s potential, but with his signature humor and heart, Joe makes sure his clients’ eyes are wide open as they look to create their dream home.”

Clients who want peace of mind and reliable, worry-free homes that are gorgeous inside and out, count on Joe. In the series opener, he will help buyers Matt and Giovanna by inspecting two potential properties to suss out hidden problems that require immediate attention. Once critical repairs are made, Noel will open up the home’s layout to create a spacious, budget-friendly kitchen and dining area that’s perfect for entertaining. Throughout the series, Joe’s keen eye for safety hazards will identify issues from leaky chimneys and fireplaces to musty odors and mold.

“I treat every home like my own family will live there,” said Joe. “My clients are going to know more about the house than the people who are selling it. I will leave no stone unturned. I’m not a typical inspector.”

Fans are invited to connect with Home Inspector Joe on HGTV’s digital platforms at HGTV.com and by following @HGTV and #HomeInspectorJoe on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok.

Home Inspector Joe is produced by RIVR Media.

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 79 million U.S. households; a website, HGTV.com, that attracts an average of 9.9 million people each month; a social footprint of 27 million; HGTV Magazine, a monthly publication that reaches more than one million readers; and exclusive collections of home-oriented products through the HGTV Home(R) consumer products line. HGTV content also is available on discovery+, the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service. Offered on a variety of platforms and devices, including ones from Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Roku and Samsung, discovery+ features a landmark partnership with Verizon that gives their customers with select plans up to 12 months of discovery+ on Verizon.

Viewers can become fans of HGTV and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and TikTok. 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 multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia Network, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.



New HGTV Series “Moving for Love” Premieres Wednesday, Jan. 5, at 11 PM ET/PT





New HGTV Series “Moving for Love” Premieres Wednesday, Jan. 5, at 11 PM ET/PT
The series will document long-distance couples’ experiences as they take the next big step to close the geographical gap in their love lives and find their first home together.
[via press release from HGTV]
NEW HGTV SERIES “MOVING FOR LOVE” PREMIERES WEDNESDAY, JAN. 5, AT 11 PM ET/PT

WHAT: Moving for Love

WHERE/WHEN: Moving for Love premieres Wednesday, Jan. 5, at 11 p.m. ET/PT on HGTV.

WHO: Moving For Love, a new HGTV series from the producers of TLC’s mega-hit 90 Day Fiance, will document long-distance couples’ experiences as they take the next big step to close the geographical gap in their love lives and find their first home together. In the ultimate relationship test, these far-flung couples will choose between two opposing locations, forcing one half of the twosome to completely uproot their life to make love work. Emotions will run high in each of six hour-long episodes as prospective homebuyers consider affordability, proximity to family and friends, job opportunities, and a vision for their future together.

In the premiere episode, Nicky wants boyfriend Courtney to join her in Hawaii to bask in the sun soaked, laid-back lifestyle the Islands can offer, but he thinks they can get more bang for their buck surrounded by the mountainous terrain of Colorado. Meanwhile, Carissa has found her dream job in the small town of Sidney, Ohio, but boyfriend Mason wants her back where they met in Rapid City, South Dakota. Will a major geographic shift make love work?

Moving for Love is produced by Sharp Entertainment.

DIGITAL/SOCIAL: Fans are invited to connect with Moving for Love on HGTV’s digital platforms at HGTV.com and by following @HGTV and #MovingForLove on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok. Each episode of the new series will be available the same day and time as the linear premieres on HGTV GO – Wednesday, Dec. 29 at 11 p.m. ET/PT.



Actress And Comedian Retta Tours the Country’s Most Hideous Homes in HGTV’s New Event Series





Actress And Comedian Retta Tours the Country’s Most Hideous Homes in HGTV’s New Event Series “Ugliest House in America”
The new series will feature tours of 12 properties that were nominated by homeowners who believe their design-challenged home is one of the worst in the country.
[via press release from HGTV]
ACTRESS AND COMEDIAN RETTA TOURS THE COUNTRY’S MOST HIDEOUS HOMES IN HGTV’S NEW EVENT SERIES ‘UGLIEST HOUSE IN AMERICA’

Special Series Will Air Weeknights at 10 p.m. Monday, Jan. 3 Through Friday, Jan. 7

New York [December 7, 2021] HGTV is famous for showcasing beautifully renovated homes, but things are about to get ugly when the network premieres its new five-part event series, Ugliest House in America, on Monday, January 3, through Friday, January 7, at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Hosted by Retta, a home design enthusiast, as well as a comedian and actress known for her roles in Parks and Recreation and Good Girls, the new series will feature tours of 12 properties that were nominated by homeowners who believe their design-challenged home is one of the worst in the country. During the series, Retta will share her hilarious reviews of each unsightly home and comment on failed flips, gaudy designs and heinous hodge-podge horrors. Based on its ugly appearance, poor functionality and surprising design choices, one house will be deemed the “ugliest house in America” by HGTV and the network will award its homeowners a showstopping $150,000 renovation completed by Alison Victoria , one of its top stars.

“I am certain these were 12 of the ugliest houses in America. Trust. I had to walk through them all,” said Retta. “There were so many stunningly bad design choices. Why would someone WANT an oversized statue of Poseidon in their driveway? I don’t know, but God bless. I was just happy and, to be honest, relieved to help one family get the home of their dreams.”

Retta will kick-off her cross-country tour in the Midwest with stops at three homes where she will gleefully react to houses boasting a range of bad design, from wall-to-wall pink shag carpeting, mirrored walls and ceilings to over-the-top ocean themes featuring fish statues, room-sized murals and wall-mounted stuffed marlins. Throughout the series, Retta will see the best of the worst in every region of the U.S. In the end, the home deemed “the ugliest” will be transformed from a beast into a beauty.

Fans are invited to connect with Ugliest House In America on HGTV’s digital platforms at HGTV.com and by following @HGTV and #UgliestHouse on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok.

Ugliest House in America is produced by Big Fish 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 79 million U.S. households; a website, HGTV.com, that attracts an average of 9.9 million people each month; a social footprint of 27 million; HGTV Magazine, a monthly publication that reaches more than one million readers; and exclusive collections of home-oriented products through the HGTV Home(R) consumer products line. HGTV content also is available on discovery+, the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service. Offered on a variety of platforms and devices, including ones from Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Roku and Samsung, discovery+ features a landmark partnership with Verizon that gives their customers with select plans up to 12 months of discovery+ on Verizon.

Viewers can become fans of HGTV and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and TikTok. 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 multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia Network, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.



HGTV’s “White House Christmas 2021” Set to Air on Sunday, Dec. 12, at 6 pm ET/PT





HGTV’s “White House Christmas 2021” Set to Air on Sunday, Dec. 12, at 6 pm ET/PT
During the special, which also will be available to stream on discovery+, First Lady Jill Biden will lead host Genevieve Gorder on a room by room tour of the White House as staff and volunteers bring the holiday spirit to life.
[via press release from HGTV]
HGTV’S ‘WHITE HOUSE CHRISTMAS 2021’ SET TO AIR ON SUNDAY, DEC. 12, AT 6 PM ET/PT

Genevieve Gorder To Host Annual Special Featuring Over 78,750 Twinkling Lights

New York [Dec. 6, 2021] HGTV’s annual special White House Christmas 2021 will spotlight the iconic home’s brilliant holiday displays, including 78,750 dazzling lights, more than 10,000 ornaments, 6,000 feet of ribbon and 41 Christmas trees, when it premieres Sunday, Dec. 12, at 6 p.m. ET/PT. During the special, which also will be available to stream on discovery+, First Lady Jill Biden will lead host Genevieve Gorder on a room by room tour of the White House as staff and volunteers bring the holiday spirit to life. And, as they stop in each room, including the Blue Room, the Green Room and the East Room, Dr. Biden will discuss the details behind the preparations and the meaning of this year’s decor theme, Gifts from the Heart. Inspired by the small acts of kindness that have lifted spirits during the pandemic, the gifts – faith, community, family, friendship, appreciation for the arts, learning, nature, gratitude, service, peace and unity – are reflected throughout the stunning holiday decor at the White House.

White House Christmas 2021 will showcase iridescent doves and shooting stars illuminating the East Colonnade in honor of frontline workers and first responders; the magnificent Blue Room tree featuring a shimmering banner embossed with the name of each state and territory; and the famed gingerbread replica in the State Dining Room specially crafted from 55 sheets of baked gingerbread, 120 pounds of pastillage, 35 pounds of chocolate and 25 pounds of royal icing. The Gold Star Tree honors the heroic men and women of our Nation’s military, who have laid down their lives for our country, and the families who carry on their legacies.

“White House Christmas has been a visual feast on HGTV for 24 years – a colorful, magical, celebratory and uplifting experience for the entire family,” said Jane Latman, president, HGTV & Streaming Home Content, Discovery, Inc. “This year’s decor theme, Gifts from the Heart, evokes every feel-good feeling, so gather the people you love, grab the caramel popcorn and give yourself the first gift of the season – 60 minutes of purely joyful viewing.”

Fans can watch past White House Christmas specials on discovery+ and are invited to connect with White House Christmas 2021 on HGTV’s digital platforms at HGTV.com and by following @HGTV and #WhiteHouseChristmas on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok. In addition, fans can follow First Lady Jill Biden via @flotus and Genevieve Gorder at @genevievegorder on Instagram. The special will be available the same day and time as the linear premiere on HGTV GO – Sunday, Dec. 12, at 6 p.m. ET/PT.

White House Christmas 2021 is produced by Big Fish Entertainment.

The taping of this special was filmed following strict COVID-19 protocols aligned with CDC guidance.

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 79 million U.S. households; a website, HGTV.com, that attracts an average of 9.9 million people each month; a social footprint of 27 million; HGTV Magazine, a monthly publication that reaches more than one million readers; and exclusive collections of home-oriented products through the HGTV Home(R) consumer products line. HGTV content also is available on discovery+, the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service. Offered on a variety of platforms and devices, including ones from Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Roku and Samsung, discovery+ features a landmark partnership with Verizon that gives their customers with select plans up to 12 months of discovery+ on Verizon.

Viewers can become fans of HGTV and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and TikTok. 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 multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia Network, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.



HGTV Picks Up 10 New Episodes of Breakout Hit Series “No Demo Reno”





HGTV Picks Up 10 New Episodes of Breakout Hit Series “No Demo Reno” Starring Designer and Social Media Creator Jenn Todryk
The new episodes are slated to premiere in summer 2022.
[via press release from HGTV]
HGTV PICKS UP 10 NEW EPISODES OF BREAKOUT HIT SERIES ‘NO DEMO RENO’ STARRING DESIGNER AND SOCIAL MEDIA CREATOR JENN TODRYK

New York [Nov. 29, 2021] Designer and social media creator Jenn Todryk – whose popular Instagram account @theramblingredhead boasts a passionate and growing following of more than one million – will return for a 10-episode sophomore season of HGTV’s breakout hit series No Demo Reno. The freshman run of No Demo Reno attracted more than 25.1 million viewers and ranks as a top 5 new unscripted series across cable among W25-54 this year. On Instagram, Jenn’s fans love her hilarious and relatable take on motherhood as well as her savvy advice on home design, fashion and beauty, and, in No Demo Reno, they see her tear down the notion that major demolition is always necessary to create whole-home transformations. During the series, Jenn and her team combine clever design solutions and cost-saving ideas to create stunning home overhauls for clients in the Dallas-Fort Worth area – often without removing walls or tackling large-scale demo. The new episodes are slated to premiere in summer 2022.

“Jenn has built her incredible Instagram following by being authentic, fun, funny and resourceful and, after only one season of No Demo Reno, she already has captured a dedicated audience of millions on HGTV,” said Jane Latman, president, HGTV & Streaming Home Content, Discovery, Inc. “The show gives her fans a way to dig deeper and see more of Jenn’s sparkle while spotlighting her busy family life and her affordable, achievable home renovation ideas. There is so much more to come in season two!”

The first season of No Demo Reno is available to stream on discovery+ and fans are invited to stay connected with the series at HGTV.com and by following @HGTV and #NoDemoReno on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok. Fans also can follow Jenn on Instagram at @theramblingredhead.

No Demo Reno is produced by RTR Media.

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 78 million U.S. households; a website, HGTV.com, that attracts an average of 9.9 million people each month; a social footprint of 27 million; HGTV Magazine, a monthly publication that reaches more than one million readers; and exclusive collections of home-oriented products through the HGTV Home(R) consumer products line. HGTV content also is available on discovery+, the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service. Offered on a variety of platforms and devices, including ones from Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Roku and Samsung, discovery+ features a landmark partnership with Verizon that gives their customers with select plans up to 12 months of discovery+ on Verizon.

Viewers can become fans of HGTV and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and TikTok. 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 multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia Network, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.



HGTV Property Pro Egypt Sherrod Teams Up with Builder Mike Jackson in Marriage and Business





HGTV Property Pro Egypt Sherrod Teams Up with Builder Mike Jackson in Marriage and Business in New Series “Married to Real Estate”
In the eight-episode season, premiering Thursday, January 13, and available to stream on discovery+, Egypt and Mike will marry their considerable complementary talents to help families land a perfect home in their ideal neighborhood.
[via press release from HGTV]
HGTV PROPERTY PRO EGYPT SHERROD TEAMS UP WITH BUILDER MIKE JACKSON IN MARRIAGE AND BUSINESS IN NEW SERIES ‘MARRIED TO REAL ESTATE’

Eight-Episode Series Premieres on HGTV Thursday, Jan. 13, at 9 p.m. ET/PT

New York [Nov. 18, 2021] Powerhouse real estate broker and designer Egypt Sherrod and her husband, builder Mike Jackson, know plenty about juggling booming property businesses, pleasing clients, managing a home and raising three daughters – and they make it look effortless and fun in their new HGTV series Married to Real Estate. In the eight-episode season, premiering Thursday, Jan. 13, at 9 p.m. ET/PT and available to stream on discovery+, Egypt and Mike will marry their considerable complementary talents to help families land a perfect home in their ideal neighborhood. Egypt will leverage her knowledge of the housing market, financial prowess and design sensibilities – skills she honed in her business life and as the star of her HGTV hit series Property Virgins and Flipping Virgins – to find affordable houses in desirable Metro Atlanta locations for her clients. And, with smart expenditures that yield breathtaking results, Mike and his team will renovate the properties to help increase their value and return on investment.

“I’m obsessed with real estate and helping people find their perfect home,” said Egypt. “Mike and I find families a house in the right neighborhood and renovate it into their dream home – with the goal that they move in with equity in their new place. We aim to over-deliver for our clients.”

“Egypt and I work well together, and we enjoy working together,” said Mike. “We’ve lived in and renovated 11 homes that we eventually sold for a profit, so we’re able to advise our clients on how to spend their money the right way to maximize a home’s value.”

In the premiere episode, Egypt and Mike will tour two unique properties with a couple who is passionate about mid-century modern style. The chosen house has original features the buyers want to keep, including a statement stone fireplace and wood paneled walls, so Egypt and Mike will incorporate those elements into the renovation. At the reveal, the duo will wow their clients with a bright, open floor plan that includes a sleek kitchen with a waterfall island and an entertaining room with a built-in bar. Throughout the season, Egypt and Mike also will collaborate and compromise to manage their own personal and home projects, including building a basement design studio, searching for a new office space and creating a big girl bedroom for their youngest child.

While waiting for Married to Real Estate to premiere, fans of Egypt and Mike can catch them in action as guest judges in the last season of HGTV’s mega-hit home renovation competition series Rock the Block, as well as stream Egypt’s previous HGTV series on discovery+. The duo also will star as one of the four competing teams in season three of Rock the Block in early 2022.

More Married to Real Estate content will be available on HGTV’s digital platforms. Fans are invited to connect at HGTV.com and by following @HGTV and #MarriedtoRealEstate on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok. In addition, fans can follow Egypt (@egyptsherrod) and Mike (@djfadelf) on Instagram. The episodes also will be available on HGTV GO the same day and time as the linear premieres – Thursdays at 9 p.m. beginning Jan. 13.

Married to Real Estate is produced by 51 Minds 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 78 million U.S. households; a website, HGTV.com, that attracts an average of 9.9 million people each month; a social footprint of 27 million; HGTV Magazine, a monthly publication that reaches more than one million readers; and exclusive collections of home-oriented products through the HGTV Home(R) consumer products line. HGTV content also is available on discovery+, the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service. Offered on a variety of platforms and devices, including ones from Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Roku and Samsung, discovery+ features a landmark partnership with Verizon that gives their customers with select plans up to 12 months of discovery+ on Verizon.

Viewers can become fans of HGTV and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and TikTok. 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 multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia Network, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.



Designer Hilary Farr to Star in New HGTV Series “Tough Love with Hilary Farr”





Designer Hilary Farr to Star in New HGTV Series “Tough Love with Hilary Farr” Premiering Monday, December 20, at 9 p.m. ET/PT
The eight-episode series will spotlight Hilary helping families improve their lives and homes with a dash of tough love.
[via press release from HGTV]
DESIGNER HILARY FARR TO STAR IN NEW HGTV SERIES ‘TOUGH LOVE WITH HILARY FARR’ PREMIERING MONDAY, DECEMBER 20, AT 9 P.M. ET/PT

New York [Nov. 17, 2021] Popular interior designer Hilary Farr, best known for her savvy, timeless design work in HGTV’s fan favorite series Love It or List It, will star in her first solo series, Tough Love with Hilary Farr. Premiering Monday, Dec. 20, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, the eight-episode series will spotlight Hilary helping families improve their lives and homes with a dash of tough love. Using her signature wit, she will banish their indecision and help them maximize their homes to better suit their needs. As a mom, business owner and life partner, Hilary will draw inspiration from her extensive design experience, as well as her own life lessons, as she develops creative solutions to get these families’ lives back on track.

“For years, I’ve helped thousands of people love their homes,” said Hilary. “Now I’m working with families whose problems are way bigger than bad floor plans. Upgrading these spaces will be a challenge, but transforming these homeowners’ lives is where the real work begins. The end result is always worth it.”

The premiere episode will feature a newly married couple in dire need of Hilary’s expertise as they bring their family under one roof for the first time. Challenged by a lack of storage, entertaining and home office space, Hilary will develop a design plan to solve these issues and ultimately improve the family dynamic. She will find extra space in surprising places, such as converting unused garage space into a stunning home office and upgrading the bland basement into an entertaining party zone complete with wet bar and hightop table for guests. During the series, Hilary will find solutions for a variety of home design challenges, including updating properties that seem frozen in time, finding extra room in small houses and adding a suite for extended family visits.

For Tough Love with Hilary Farr show updates, online users are invited to visit HGTV.com and follow @HGTV on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and TikTok using #ToughLove. Fans also can follow Hilary via @hilary_farr on Instagram.

Tough Love with Hilary Farr is produced by Balthazar 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 78 million U.S. households; a website, HGTV.com, that attracts an average of 9.9 million people each month; a social footprint of 27 million; HGTV Magazine, a monthly publication that reaches more than one million readers; and exclusive collections of home-oriented products through the HGTV Home(R) consumer products line. HGTV content also is available on discovery+, the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service. Offered on a variety of platforms and devices, including ones from Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Roku and Samsung, discovery+ features a landmark partnership with Verizon that gives their customers with select plans up to 12 months of discovery+ on Verizon.

Viewers can become fans of HGTV and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and TikTok. 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 multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia Network, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.



Six Small Towns Will Get a Much-Needed Refresh with Help from HGTV





Six Small Towns Will Get a Much-Needed Refresh with Help from HGTV and Its Renovation Superstars in “Home Town Kickstart Presented by PEOPLE”
The six towns will benefit from the expertise of the popular network stars and, through added visibility in PEOPLE, may secure more support as they work to rejuvenate their towns.
[via press release from HGTV]
SIX SMALL TOWNS WILL GET A MUCH-NEEDED REFRESH WITH HELP FROM HGTV AND ITS RENOVATION SUPERSTARS IN ‘HOME TOWN KICKSTART PRESENTED BY PEOPLE’

NEW YORK [November 16, 2021] Six small communities – Buffalo, Wyoming; Cornwall, New York; Winslow, Arizona; LaGrange, Kentucky; Thomaston, Georgia; and Minden, Louisiana – need a boost to re-energize their revitalization efforts and HGTV has called on some of its biggest stars to help out in Home Town Kickstart Presented by PEOPLE (wt), a new renovation series slated to premiere in spring 2022. Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent (The Nate and Jeremiah Home Project); Ty Pennington (Rock the Block); Jasmine Roth (Help! I Wrecked My House); and Alison Victoria (Windy City Rehab) are among the network’s popular experts who, supported by Home Town stars Ben and Erin Napier, will lead three projects in each town: refresh the home of a local hero, give a small business a beautiful upgrade and reinvigorate a public space to enhance the residents’ quality of life and engender community pride.

During the series, Ben and Erin, who know a thing or two about small town revitalization, will offer their insight and encouragement, and PEOPLE magazine, the No.1 brand in the United States celebrating popular culture, will share the unique stories of each location and the standout locals that reside within them.

“We see the positive impact of this small town renaissance every day in Laurel,” said Erin. “Ben and I can’t wait to share all we’ve learned with our fellow HGTV experts so they can help these communities achieve their goals.”

Selected from the thousands of submissions HGTV originally received for the hit series Home Town Takeover, the six towns in Home Town Kickstart Presented by PEOPLE, will benefit from the expertise of the popular network stars and, through added visibility in PEOPLE, may secure more support as they work to rejuvenate their towns.

“PEOPLE’s audience aligns perfectly with HGTV’s viewers,” said Dan Wakeford, editor in chief, PEOPLE. “We are thrilled to highlight stories about everyday heroes working towards positive change in their communities.”

Fans can follow @HGTV on Facebook, Twitter, TikTok and Instagram.

Home Town Kickstart Presented By PEOPLE (wt) is produced by RTR Media.

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 78 million U.S. households; a website, HGTV.com, that attracts an average of 9.9 million people each month; a social footprint of 27 million; HGTV Magazine, a monthly publication that reaches more than one million readers; and exclusive collections of home-oriented products through the HGTV Home(R) consumer products line. HGTV content also is available on discovery+, the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service. Offered on a variety of platforms and devices, including ones from Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Roku and Samsung, discovery+ features a landmark partnership with Verizon that gives their customers with select plans up to 12 months of discovery+ on Verizon.

Viewers can become fans of HGTV and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and TikTok. 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 multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia Network, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.