HGTV Greenlights New Extreme Tabletop and Special Event Design Competition Series “Table Wars”





HGTV Greenlights New Extreme Tabletop and Special Event Design Competition Series “Table Wars” with Lead Judge Martha Stewart
The series is slated to premiere in November 2021.
[via press release from HGTV]
HGTV GREENLIGHTS NEW EXTREME TABLETOP AND SPECIAL EVENT DESIGN COMPETITION SERIES ‘TABLE WARS’ WITH LEAD JUDGE MARTHA STEWART

Judging Panel Also Stars Actress Tamera Mowry-Housley and Designer Chris Hessney

New York [August 3, 2021] The country’s best tabletop and event designers will brandish their butter knives in HGTV’s newly greenlighted competition series Table Wars. The six episode series will feature the show-stopping, large-scale creations of eight expert event designers whose breathtaking work will be judged by the Emmy(R) Award-winning television personality and The New York Times bestselling author Martha Stewart; actress, design enthusiast and Emmy(R) Award winner, Tamera Mowry-Housley; and luxury event planner and designer, Chris Hessney. In each episode, the competitors must deliver the ultimate themed party environment, including stunning tablescapes, lighting and displays in order to impress the judges and avoid elimination. The finalist who delivers the most over-the-top event space will win the Table Wars title and a $50,000 cash prize. The series is slated to premiere in November 2021.

“Table Wars has the best ingredients for a captivating, edge-of-your-seat competition series,” said Jane Latman, president, HGTV. “The competitors are among the best in the business, so the drama, imagination and personal stakes are at an all-time high. And the results are pure eye candy!”

For show updates, fans can visit HGTV.com and follow @HGTV on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Table Wars is produced by Leftfield Pictures and Xpedition 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 80 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(TM) consumer products line. 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.



“Celebrity IOU” Delivers a Standout Sophomore Season Performance on HGTV





“Celebrity IOU” Delivers a Standout Sophomore Season Performance on HGTV
“‘Celebrity IOU’ consistently ranks as a top cable program among all of our key demos,” said Jane Latman, president, HGTV.
[via press release from HGTV]
‘CELEBRITY IOU’ DELIVERS A STANDOUT SOPHOMORE SEASON PERFORMANCE ON HGTV

New York [Aug. 2, 2021] The sophomore season of HGTV’s Celebrity IOU, which stars real estate and renovation experts Drew and Jonathan Scott as they help celebrities with life-changing home renovations for people who’ve made a lasting impact on their lives, averaged a .77 live plus three-day rating among P25-54 and a .99 L3 rating among W25-54-an 80 percent and 82 percent increase over the prior six weeks. The series, which aired in the Monday 9-10 p.m. timeslot, also garnered a .84 L3 rating among upscale P25-54, a 71 percent lift over the previous six weeks, and a 1.08 L3 rating among upscale W25-54, up 80 percent over the last six weeks. In addition, the season averaged a .97 L3 rating among P2+ and a 1.93 L3 household rating, a respective 91 percent and 88 percent increase over the prior six weeks.

Celebrity IOU’s double-digit ratings gains across multiple demos, including P25-54, W25-54, upscale P25-54, upscale W25-54, P2+ and households, also led HGTV to rank as a top three non-news/sports cable premiere in its timeslot. The second season featured Zooey Deschanel; Justin Hartley; Allison Janney; Rainn Wilson; Kris Jenner, Kim Kardashian West and Kendall Jenner; LeAnn Rimes; Kevin Hart; Gwyneth Paltrow; Darren Criss; and Josh Groban. Fans can stream the first two seasons of Celebrity IOU now on discovery+.

“Celebrity IOU consistently ranks as a top cable program among all of our key demos,” said Jane Latman, president, HGTV. “Its appeal is universal because fans love seeing inspiring stories of gratitude come to life through beautiful home renovations. And, getting to know the celebrities better is icing on the cake!”

A passionate audience also engaged with Celebrity IOU on HGTV’s digital platforms. Content supporting the season two episodes generated more than 7.6 million video views on the network’s Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok accounts, as well as 6.8 million page views on HGTV.com.

Celebrity IOU features Hollywood A-listers who wield sledgehammers to help a special person in their lives get the renovation they need. The series spotlights Drew and Jonathan and their celebrity friends as they inspire, entertain and bring fans to happy tears with personal stories of gratitude. Working together with the Brothers, the celebs get their hands dirty to surprise their deserving friends and mentors with the stunning home overhauls. Celebrity IOU is produced by Scott Brothers Entertainment, with Drew and Jonathan as executive producers.

ABOUT HGTV and discovery+

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 80 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(TM) 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 Commissions 14 New Series and Pilots for Its 2021-22 Programming Lineup





HGTV Commissions 14 New Series and Pilots for Its 2021-22 Programming Lineup
As the go-to network for aspirational, inspirational and attainable home renovation, design and real estate series, HGTV has expanded its offerings to include shows covering cleaning, organization, rentals, mansions and family relationships at home.
[via press release from HGTV]
HGTV COMMISSIONS 14 NEW SERIES AND PILOTS FOR ITS 2021-22 PROGRAMMING LINEUP

Net Continues to Expand Its Slate with New Themes and Expert Talent in the Home Space

NEW YORK [July 29, 2021] Top 10 cable net HGTV – which currently holds five of the top 10 new unscripted cable series among W25-54 and attracted more than 59 million viewers in the second quarter – has greenlit 11 new series and placed three more pilots in production. As the go-to network for aspirational, inspirational and attainable home renovation, design and real estate series, HGTV has expanded its offerings to include shows covering cleaning, organization, rentals, mansions and family relationships at home. The network’s latest show order of more than 85 episodes showcases families, business owners, entrepreneurs and dreamers who will share their experiences of buying, selling and renovating homes. In addition to new faces, the upcoming HGTV slate features several proven network talent, including Mike Holmes and Ken and Anita Corsini, in new series.

“Our audience loves that we are stretching the home genre without losing the great storytelling that they’ve come to expect from HGTV,” said Jane Latman, president, HGTV. “We continue to break the boundaries of the home genre with unique, buzzy show concepts, celebrated experts and dynamic influencers. If you want to see innovative renovation ideas in action and dream of what you can accomplish in your own home, HGTV is the place for you.”

The following series have been added to the HGTV programming pipeline for 2021/2022:

Familiar Faces

For years, contractor Mike Holmes has been living out his personal mission to “make it right” for hundreds of homeowners who have fallen victim to careless and dishonest contractors. In Holmes Family Rescue, Mike will team up with his kids, Michael Holmes, Jr. and Sherry Holmes, to rescue clients who have nowhere else to turn after living through botched construction jobs.

Ken and Anita Corsini built their real estate business from the ground up and have flipped hundreds of houses to date, gaining fans on their HGTV series Flip or Flop Atlanta. Now in Flipping Showdown, the Corsinis will invite three talented teams of flippers to their local market in Atlanta – and will give them the opportunity of a lifetime. Putting their own money on the line, Ken and Anita will purchase three investment properties for each duo and provide the funding for the teams to design and renovate the homes in only six months. Ken and Anita will judge each team on three criteria: budget management, design talent and ability to successfully oversee the renovations. When the time is up, the flipping team that gets the highest score will win $100,000 and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join the Corsinis in their company.

Renovations for Millennial Homeowners

HGTV’s new series First Home Fix (wt) will spotlight design duo and real-life couple, Austin Coleman and Raisa Kuddus, as they help create custom renovations for eager young newlywed and millennial clients. Working from their vintage VW van, which also doubles as their design office, Austin and Raisa will show these homeowners how to best stretch their tight budgets utilizing sweat equity and strategic design decisions. In the end, the pair will help the young clients transform their dated properties into the homes of their dreams.

House Hunting with a Twist

HGTV will add an exciting new title to its popular house hunting genre from the producers of TLC’s 90 Day FiancĂ©. Moving for Love will follow long-distance relationships as they go through the ultimate test of finding their first home together. When these couples decide to take the big step of “closing the distance,” they will be forced to choose between two totally different locations – and one person will have to completely uproot their life.

Real Estate and Renovation Rescue

Navigating the ever-changing real estate market and overwhelming process of a home renovation is daunting, so HGTV will spotlight new experts who swoop in to save homeowners when they are in over their heads.

In Why the Heck Did I Buy This House? (wt), San Antonio-based designer and renovator Kim Wolfe will come to the rescue of homeowners who have major buyer’s remorse. This former Survivor winner and mom of three will use her expert skills to reinvent their lifeless spaces and make homeowners finally fall in love with their house.

Husband/wife design team Kele Dobrinski and Christina Valencia will settle the score between couples who have drastically different design preferences to create their one perfect dream home in Renovation Remix. Kele and Christina will help these homeowners combine their styles to create an ideal “mashup design” that caters to both of their unique tastes.

Real estate phenom Lauren Risley has garnered a reputation for getting results from some of the toughest and pickiest buyers. In each episode of Call the Closer, Lauren will help these clients break through the barriers that are standing in their way of finding the right house, then she will guide them through a renovation that will leave them living in the home of their dreams.

With a construction background, a sixth sense for safety and a family of his own, expert home inspector Joe Mazza will ensure his clients don’t move into a risky property in the new series Home Inspector Joe. Alongside his go-to designer, Noel Gatts, Joe will help guide house hunters to the perfect home where their budget will cover the repair of high priority safety issues, while cost-conscious Noel will make their design dreams come true. When Joe and Noel’s work is done, these families will have a beautifully renovated – and safe – new home.

Out-of-the-Box Builds

HGTV will spotlight out-of-the-ordinary, unique homes in Building Roots. In the new series, husband and wife duo Ben and Cristi Dozier will build, design and renovate boundary-pushing projects. From small renovations to massive builds and ultra-modern designs to rustic finishes, Ben and Cristi will tackle it all and produce one-of-a-kind, highly personalized work that always exceeds their clients’ expectations.

Making Old New Again

HGTV will give a major nod to the hot trend of upcycling in the new series Renovation Goldmine. Joe and Meg Piercy have made a successful design and renovation business based on the goldmine of treasures they find in their clients’ homes. In each episode, the husband-wife team will renovate Chicago properties with their signature touch – giving new life to furniture and other pieces the clients already own – so the money saved can ensure these families get the home overhauls they’ve always wanted.

House Flipping Social Experiment

In My Flippin Fortune (wt), HGTV will conduct an edge-of-your-seat house flipping experiment as never seen before. The series will follow two couples, who are both successful house flippers in their respective markets. They will be dropped in an unknown city where the pairs will set out to prove that in the world of real estate, it’s possible to start out with almost nothing and turn it into a fortune. With an initial budget of only $1,000, each couple will work the real estate and flipping market to buy and sell properties. Their goal: build to a $1 million house sale in just six months. Each couple will need to pull out every trick in the book to make their flipping fortune.

New Pilots

HGTV has numerous development deals in play and has greenlit several noteworthy pilots for premiere in the next year. Among them:

For the St. Louis-based McMiller brothers, every renovation is a family affair in Flip It To the Maccs (wt). After years of working in construction for their father, Jon and Willie decided to start their own real estate and renovation business. Jon, a licensed real estate agent and builder, and Willie, a standup comic who reinvests his profits into improving the community, will keep home, humor and family first as they transform rundown properties in their beloved hometown.

In Family of Property Love (wt), the Ferrarini family’s mission is to revitalize Philadelphia’s most outdated properties – from row houses to brownstones and everything in between – into uniquely modern homes that feature luxurious design and high-tech upgrades. Interestingly, their dynamic as a family renovation business is hilariously less polished than their overhauled houses. Matriarch Donna holds court over the family, and her son, Matt, heads the business. Together with Matt’s wife, Fabi, and his brother, best friend and honorary uncle, the Ferrarinis push each other to create stunning spaces while also lovingly pushing each other’s buttons.

Revealed will spotlight custom renovations inspired by the unique stories of family ancestry. Designer Veronica Valencia and her expert team are on a mission to bring the past to life for their clients by uncovering their family background and then infusing their homes with stunning, personalized and functional designs that reflect their heritage using techniques, styles and materials specific to those cultures.

“There are so many untapped stories of home and family that still need to be told, and HGTV is searching for them each and every day,” said Latman.

For the latest announcements on these new upcoming series, fans are invited to stay connected across HGTV’s digital platforms at HGTV.com and via @HGTV on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok.

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 80 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(TM) consumer products line. 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 13 New Episodes of “Good Bones”





HGTV Picks Up 13 New Episodes of “Good Bones” Featuring Mother-Daughter Duo Mina Starsiak Hawk and Karen E Laine
Given her on-air success, Mina now will take on the biggest renovation challenge of her career in the new discovery+ series, “Good Bones: Risky Business.”
[via press release from HGTV]
HGTV PICKS UP 13 NEW EPISODES OF ‘GOOD BONES’ FEATURING MOTHER-DAUGHTER DUO MINA STARSIAK HAWK AND KAREN E LAINE

discovery+ Readies Six-Episode, Spin-Off Series ‘Good Bones: Risky Business’ with Starsiak Hawk for Summer 2022

New York [July 28, 2021] With the current season of Good Bones featuring mother-daughter renovation dynamos Mina Starsiak Hawk and Karen E Laine delivering 12 million viewers since its June 29 premiere, HGTV signed the production deal for another 13-episode order slated for premiere in summer 2022. The series will continue to follow Mina, a real estate agent and mother of two, and her mom, Karen, a lawyer, as they buy more dilapidated properties in their hometown of Indianapolis. During each episode, the pair will demo the houses down to the studs and renovate them into dazzling family homes – all while offering a glimpse into their personal lives.

“The great thing about signing off on a mid-season pick up is that we know we’ve got a good thing, a proven performer,” said Jane Latman, president, HGTV. “Mina and Karen have captivating personal lives, but they are also incredibly talented and creative when it comes to renovation and the camera loves them. It’s no wonder they continue to attract new fans season after season.”

Given her on-air success, Mina now will take on the biggest renovation challenge of her career in the new discovery+ series, Good Bones: Risky Business. Available to stream in summer 2022, the six-episode series will feature Mina going solo to purchase the historic Sanders House in the Indianapolis neighborhood of Fountain Square. More than a century old, the 6,000 square-foot property – which includes the main home and a carriage house – will be the largest project Mina has tackled to date in terms of size and budget. And, this overhaul will require precise restoration to return the Sanders House to its former glory.

“The Sanders House is an amazing historic property,” said Mina. “It’s way more than I’ve ever taken on before, but I’m committed to bringing it back as the jewel of the neighborhood.”

“Part of our strategy at discovery+ is to serve our biggest fans by digging even deeper into their favorite shows and stories,” said Lisa Holme, Group SVP of Content and Commercial Strategy for Discovery, Inc. “By focusing on one epic project, Good Bones: Risky Business takes an exciting new step for this franchise and it’s a perfect streaming complement to the hit HGTV series.”

Fans don’t have to wait to see more of Good Bones on HGTV and discovery+. New episodes are currently airing on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT, with the episodes launching early on Tuesdays on discovery+. Fans also are invited to stay connected with the series on HGTV’s digital platforms at HGTV.com/GoodBones and by using #GoodBones on HGTV’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

ABOUT HGTV and discovery+

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 80 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(TM) 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.



Actress and Comedian Retta to Host New HGTV Event Series “Ugliest House in America”





Actress and Comedian Retta to Host New HGTV Event Series “Ugliest House in America”
The series is slated to premiere in early 2022.
[via press release from HGTV]
ACTRESS AND COMEDIAN RETTA TO HOST NEW HGTV EVENT SERIES “UGLIEST HOUSE IN AMERICA”

New York [July 27, 2021] Fans flock to HGTV to watch innovative renovations with stunning reveals, but now in the newly greenlit series, Ugliest House in America, the network will tour properties nominated by homeowners who believe their design-challenged home is one of the worst in the country. Hosted by comedian and actress Retta–best known from Parks and Recreation and Good Girls–and a self-proclaimed home and renovation enthusiast, the series will showcase unsightly homes from coast-to-coast, including failed flips, gaudy design and heinous hodge-podge horrors. Ultimately, the “ugliest house in America” will get a $150,000 renovation, culminating in a showstopping final reveal for the lucky homeowners. The series is slated to premiere in early 2022.

“I loooove a renovation ‘before and after’ so to have a front row seat from beginning to end in Ugliest House in America is pretty damn exciting, especially since I fancy myself an amateur designer,” said Retta. “My go-to design recommendations are to add a chandelier and more cabinets for storage, so amateur!”

“Ugliest House in America is going to offer an exploration of America’s homes like we’ve never seen before,” said Betsy Ayala, senior vice president, production and development, HGTV. “This series will be eye candy with a twist as we showcase ‘home’ in an entirely new way, and with Retta at the helm, is sure to be a hilarious and fun-filled journey of the country’s oddest, wildest and most ridiculous homes.”

ABOUT HGTV and discovery+

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 80 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(TM) 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 16 New Episodes of Hit Series “Fixer to Fabulous” Starring Dave and Jenny Marrs





HGTV Picks Up 16 New Episodes of Hit Series “Fixer to Fabulous” Starring Dave and Jenny Marrs
Fans of Dave and Jenny also can look forward to the discovery+ spin-off series, “Fixer to Fabulous: Welcome Inn.”
[via press release from HGTV]
HGTV PICKS UP 16 NEW EPISODES OF HIT SERIES ‘FIXER TO FABULOUS’ STARRING DAVE AND JENNY MARRS

‘Fixer to Fabulous: Welcome Inn’ Spin-Off Series Set to Launch on discovery+ in 2022

New York [July 26, 2021] HGTV picked up 16 episodes of Fixer to Fabulous, a breakout series starring renovation and design experts Dave and Jenny Marrs who overhaul historic homes in Northwest Arkansas, for a third season. The series, which attracted more than 35 million viewers in season two, spotlights the husband-wife as they renovate homes while raising five young children and managing their family farm. Jenny, the creative influence behind their personalized renovations, specializes in designing spaces that are warm and welcoming for families, while Dave, who has a passion for reviving old homes, tackles construction with unmatched skill and confidence. The new season of Fixer to Fabulous is slated to premiere in fall 2021.

Fans of Dave and Jenny also can look forward to the discovery+ spin-off series, Fixer to Fabulous: Welcome Inn. Available to stream exclusively on the platform in early 2022, the four-episode series will follow the Marrs as they take on a massive new business venture: transforming an 1880s historic home into a functioning vacation rental. Up against a complete gut job, unprecedented construction challenges and high financial stakes, Jenny and Dave will call upon fellow renovation experts to help make their dream a reality.

“It’s been great to see Dave and Jenny’s trajectory on HGTV in just two short seasons,” said Jane Latman, president, HGTV. “Their authenticity, love of family, service to others and passion for home renovations are just a few ways that they connect with our audience.”

“HGTV has a tremendous track record building fandom for its talent and this Fixer to Fabulous spin-off series is right in line with our discovery+ streaming strategy of giving fans even more access to what they love,” added Lisa Holme, group senior vice president, Content and Commercial Strategy, Discovery, Inc.

In the meantime, fans can stay connected with Fixer to Fabulous on HGTV’s digital platforms and stream the complete first two seasons on discovery+. Viewers can visit HGTV.com/FixertoFabulous to see photos and videos from the show and interact on social media using #FixertoFab. Fans also can connect with Jenny and Dave on Instagram @jennymarrs and @dave.marrs.

ABOUT HGTV and discovery+

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 80 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(TM) 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.



Mary Welch Fox Stasik Pushes Design Boundaries in New HGTV Series “Breaking Bland”





Mary Welch Fox Stasik Pushes Design Boundaries in New HGTV Series “Breaking Bland” Premiering Wednesday, Aug. 4, at 9 and 9:30pm ET/PT
The seven-episode series will follow Mary Welch, who once worked for top interior designers in New York, as she uses her eclectic, big-city style to create colorful custom designs that are authentic to each client and pushes them way out of their comfort zone.
[via press release from HGTV]
MARY WELCH FOX STASIK PUSHES DESIGN BOUNDARIES IN NEW HGTV SERIES ‘BREAKING BLAND’ PREMIERING WEDNESDAY, AUG. 4, AT 9 AND 9:30 P.M. ET/PT

New York [July 13, 2021] Break out the paint, find the funky flair and toss the renovation rulebook because in the new HGTV series Breaking Bland, spunky interior designer Mary Welch Fox Stasik will help clients create living spaces that express their individuality and design aesthetic with pizazz and confidence. Premiering Wednesday, Aug. 4, with back-to-back episodes at 9 and 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, the seven-episode series based in Charleston, South Carolina, will follow Mary Welch, who once worked for top interior designers in New York, as she uses her eclectic, big-city style to create colorful custom designs that are authentic to each client and pushes them way out of their comfort zone. During each episode, Mary Welch will crack design boundaries and encourage clients to eschew traditional looks to create truly personalized dream homes.

“My goal is to showcase each client’s personality while also encouraging them to take some bold risks,” said Mary Welch. “I want to help them embrace their fun, weird sides in the best way possible.”

In the premiere episode, Mary Welch will help a family infuse their home with furnishings and decor representative of the Charleston spirit. With her guidance, they’ll take design risks, including adding a colorful kitchen and a kid-friendly bar. Throughout the season, her innovative design style will continue to inspire, as she transforms a historic downtown home into a modern seaside paradise and creates a music room for a family, complete with a stage fit for a rock-and-roll legend.

For Breaking Bland show updates, fans can visit HGTV.com for design galleries and before-and-after photos, and follow @HGTV and #BreakingBland on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, as well as @mwfoxstasik on 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 81 million U.S. households; a website, HGTV.com, that attracts an average of 10.5 million people each month; a social footprint of 25.7 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.



Social Media Stars Ethan and Elizabeth Finkelstein Bring Instagram Sensation “Cheap Old Houses”





Social Media Stars Ethan and Elizabeth Finkelstein Bring Instagram Sensation “Cheap Old Houses” to HGTV on Monday, Aug. 9, at 9 p.m. ET/PT
In addition to airing on HGTV, the first four episodes will be available to stream on discovery+ early on August 9 as a special preview.
[via press release from HGTV]
SOCIAL MEDIA STARS ETHAN AND ELIZABETH FINKELSTEIN BRING INSTAGRAM SENSATION ‘CHEAP OLD HOUSES’ TO HGTV ON MONDAY, AUG. 9, AT 9 PM ET/PT

Fans Can Stream More Episodes Early on discovery+ Beginning Aug. 9

New York [July 8, 2021] The highly anticipated 10-episode series Cheap Old Houses starring Ethan and Elizabeth Finkelstein – founders of the addictive social media phenomenon by the same name that touts more than 1.6 million Instagram followers and counts A-list celebrities among its fans – will premiere Monday, Aug. 9, with back-to-back episodes at 9 and 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on HGTV. The series is inspired by the Finkelstein’s uber popular Instagram feed, which racks up millions of views with images of surprising property bargains that are architecturally intact and available for under $150,000. In each episode, cameras will follow the couple as they tour low-priced older houses across America and ultimately choose which ones to feature on their famous site. In addition to airing on HGTV, the first four episodes of Cheap Old Houses will be available to stream on discovery+ early on Aug. 9 as a special preview. After the initial launch, two additional new episodes of Cheap Old Houses will drop early each Monday on discovery+ through Aug. 30.

During each walk through, Ethan and Elizabeth will share stories of the homes’ historical significance and architectural uniqueness. Relying on Elizabeth’s background as a historic preservationist as well as the couple’s shared passion for saving old property gems – and with the help of 3D graphic renderings – the pair will imagine what the houses could look like with proper restorations. They also will visit beautifully restored homes formerly featured on their immensely popular Instagram account.

“We started Cheap Old Houses on Instagram and it ignited a movement,” said Ethan. “Our site features the best historic properties on the market right now and that means we have to go find the best places to post.”

“We always say no sleep until every house is saved,” said Elizabeth.

To start the season, Ethan and Elizabeth will scour online real estate listings to plan their latest road trip to upstate New York in order to check out two cheap old houses listed for just over $100,000. Traveling in Old Blue, their vintage cheap old truck, they’ll drive to Amsterdam to tour a large 1900s Victorian home with a detached carriage house and then on to Fort Plain to see a huge 1850s home with a 1950s retro vibe. During their travels, Ethan and Elizabeth also will stop in Greenwich to visit a saved old schoolhouse that has been meticulously restored.

“Cheap Old Houses is a real estate rabbit hole – and we live it,” added Elizabeth. “And that’s not even the best part. We get to meet the people who restore these houses too.”

Fans are invited to connect with Cheap Old Houses across HGTV’s digital platforms at HGTV.com and by following @HGTV and #CheapOldHouses on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. They also can check out the Finkelstein’s latest property listings at @cheapoldhouses on Instagram. The new episodes of Cheap Old Houses will be available the same day and time as the linear premieres on HGTV GO – Mondays beginning Aug. 9 at 9 p.m.

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 81 million U.S. households; a website, HGTV.com, that attracts an average of 10.5 million people each month; a social footprint of 25.7 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.

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David Bromstad Fulfills His Own Real Estate Fantasy in “My Lottery Dream Home: David’s Dream Home”





David Bromstad Fulfills His Own Real Estate Fantasy in “My Lottery Dream Home: David’s Dream Home”
The special premieres Friday, July 16 at 9:00/8:00c on HGTV.
[via press release from HGTV]
DAVID BROMSTAD FULFILLS HIS OWN REAL ESTATE FANTASY IN “MY LOTTERY DREAM HOME: DAVID’S DREAM HOME”

New York [June 28, 2021] Superstar designer David Bromstad is an expert in luxurious living and has spent years helping lucky lotto winners achieve their ultimate property goals as host of hit HGTV series, My Lottery Dream Home. Now, David will embark upon his most important house hunt yet, to find his own luxe pad in the network special, My Lottery Dream Home: David’s Dream Home premiering Friday, July 16th at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HGTV. After touring four properties in the Orlando, Florida area, accompanied by his trusted friend, Greg Stott, David hopes one will be the perfect storybook home that he can customize with his artistic and colorful style. The special episode of My Lottery Dream Home featuring David’s search for new digs also will be available to stream on discovery+ beginning Friday, July 16.

Fans are invited to stay connected with My Lottery Dream Home at HGTV.com, watch new episodes each Friday night at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HGTV, and stream all episodes of the series on discovery+. Fans also can follow @HGTV on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #MyLotteryDreamHome for additional show content, as well as follow David on Instagram at @bromco.

ABOUT HGTV and discovery+

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 million U.S. households; a website, HGTV.com, that attracts an average of 10.5 million people each month; a social footprint of 25.7 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. 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 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.



“Unsellable Houses” Delivers Strong Season Two Performance for HGTV





“Unsellable Houses” Delivers Strong Season Two Performance for HGTV
The season delivered a .62 live plus three-day rating among P25-54, a .86 L3 rating among W25-54, a .71 L3 rating among upscale P25-54 and a .98 L3 rating among upscale W25-54.
[via press release from HGTV]
‘UNSELLABLE HOUSES’ DELIVERS STRONG SEASON TWO PERFORMANCE FOR HGTV

New York [June 29, 2021] Unsellable Houses, starring Pacific Northwest real estate and home renovation power twins, Lyndsay Lamb and Leslie Davis, delivered a strong season two performance during its thirteen-week run on Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. on HGTV. The season delivered a .62 live plus three-day rating among P25-54, a .86 L3 rating among W25-54, a .71 L3 rating among upscale P25-54 and a .98 L3 rating among upscale W25-54. In addition, the series garnered a .80 L3 rating among P2+ and a 1.61 L3 household rating. Attracting more than 31 million total viewers since its March 30 premiere, Unsellable Houses ranked as a top 5 non-news/sports cable premiere in the Tuesday 9-10 p.m. timeslot among W25-54, upscale W25-54, upscale P25-54, P2+ and Households.

Unsellable Houses follows sisters Lyndsay Lamb and Leslie Davis – who are among the top-selling real estate agents in the Pacific Northwest – as they help struggling homeowners sell their seemingly unsellable homes in record time. Lyndsay, an expert in home renovation, design and staging, and Leslie, an expert in budget and negotiations, are so confident they can sell any home that they’re willing to invest their own money to make the sale. The first two seasons are now available to stream on discovery+.

“Lyndsay and Leslie have the ability to combine confidence, know-how and humor when helping clients prepare their hard-to-sell homes to become the most sellable homes in the neighborhood” said Loren Ruch, group senior vice president, development and production, HGTV. “The sisters are having a blast and it shows. The success of this series delights us.”

Unsellable Houses also performed well on HGTV’s social and digital platforms. Since its March 30 premiere, the series has captured more than 5.1M views across HGTV’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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 million U.S. households; a website, HGTV.com, that attracts an average of 10.5 million people each month; a social footprint of 25.7 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.