New HGTV Holiday Programming Will Be Available in the discovery+ “Holiday Central” Hub





New HGTV Holiday Programming Will Be Available in the discovery+ “Holiday Central” Hub
The network will feature a dazzling array of spectacular holiday celebrations, inspirational decor and heartwarming holiday moments that fans will love.
[via press release from HGTV]
NEW HGTV HOLIDAY PROGRAMMING WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE DISCOVERY+ “HOLIDAY CENTRAL” HUB

New York [October 14, 2021] HGTV will kick-off the holiday season with a fresh lineup of seven festive series and specials, most of which will be made available in the discovery+ Holiday Central Hub. From the homes and workshops of popular HGTV designers, including David Bromstad, Ben Napier and Dave and Jenny Marrs, to the iconic halls of The White House at Christmastime, the network will feature a dazzling array of spectacular holiday celebrations, inspirational decor and heartwarming holiday moments that fans will love.

“Fans who love our home-inspired series and have a passion for holiday-themed programming won’t be disappointed because this season we’ve pulled out all the stops to deliver colorful, holiday decor and peeks inside the decked-out homes of our popular stars,” said Jane Latman, president, HGTV & Streaming Home Content, Discovery, Inc. “It doesn’t matter what platform you choose, you can curl up on the couch with your family and watch or stream the type of holiday fare that makes you feel good all over.”

HGTV’s seasonal programming lineup includes the following new series and specials:

My Lottery Dream Home: David’s Holiday Extravaganza

Premieres Friday, November 19, at 9 p.m. ET/PT

David Bromstad, star of HGTV’s My Lottery Dream Home, has a lot to celebrate this holiday season. He just moved into his new Orlando, Florida, home and has recruited serious reinforcements to help him pull off an over-the-top winter celebration. Decorating together for the first time, David and his sisters, Dyonne and Dynelle, will draw inspiration from their Scandinavian heritage to transform the home with an astonishing 70 decorated indoor trees, dozens of cheerful gnomes and rustic faux wood beams. They even repurpose gift bags and boxes to create a do-it-yourself advent calendar on the staircase. Once every whimsical detail is in place, David will go all out to host a very merry party for family and friends.

Table Wars

Premieres Friday, November 19, at 10 p.m. ET/PT

In a special holiday-focused episode of Table Wars, a new extreme tabletop and special theme event competition on discovery+, each contestant will create an over-the-top “winter wonderland” themed table and dining environment in just eight hours. Host Tamera Mowry-Housley, alongside fellow judges Martha Stewart and Chris Hessney, will evaluate the stunning work, which will include a creative multi-level Antarctica-inspired glacier, a breathtaking Christmas tree suspended from the ceiling, and a winter engagement in Paris. When the challenge is over, one contestant will be eliminated from the competition, leaving the others in the running to win the Table Wars title and a $50,000 cash prize.

Home Town: Ben’s Holiday Workshop

Premieres Sunday, December 19, at 8 p.m. ET/PT

In Home Town: Ben’s Workshop, master woodworker Ben Napier shares his expertise in craftsmanship and carpentry with celebrity guests who help him build iconic wood projects at his workshop in Laurel, Mississippi. Now in the holiday-themed special, Home Town: Ben’s Holiday Workshop, Ben will get holly jolly when he welcomes father-daughter duo Captain Sig and Mandy Hansen from Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch to make special wood creations just in time for Christmas, including a brand new mantle for the workshop that honors the Hansens’ Norwegian heritage. Mandy also will work with Ben’s wife and Home Town co-star Erin to give the shop a seasonal overhaul. In addition, Ben will team up with dancer and TV personality Stephen “tWitch” Boss and his wife, Allison Holker Boss, host of Design Star: Next Gen, to build an interactive wall display for a local children’s center play space. To further spread holiday cheer, tWitch and Allison will deck the halls of the children’s center with Erin in preparation for a special celebration.

House Hunters Ho Ho Home

Premieres Monday-Friday, December 13-17, at 10 p.m. ET/PT

In the new series House Hunters Ho Ho Home, Oregon-based real estate agent, world-famous strongman and well-known Santa impersonator Albie Mushaney is on a mission to spread Yuletide cheer by helping clients find their forever home in time for the holidays. To make these families’ wishes come true, he’ll turn the newly purchased dream homes into spectacular holiday wonderlands with fully trimmed trees, sparkling lights and boughs of holly. Albie also will gift each client with a special surprise that makes the season extra merry and bright.

Fixer to Fabulous Holiday Surprise

Premieres Tuesday, December 14, at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Fixer to Fabulous home renovation stars Dave and Jenny Marrs are animal lovers who have a passion for helping pets find their forever home. Just in time for the holidays, the one-hour special Fixer to Fabulous Holiday Surprise will follow Dave and Jenny as they gift the Bella Vista Animal Shelter near their hometown in Bentonville, Arkansas, with a very special renovation to get them ready for the busy Christmas pet adoption season. After the Marrs complete the modern upgrades, including a refreshed exterior and lobby, new dog kennels, a trendy outdoor space and a custom cat playroom, they’ll reopen the decked-out shelter to the community with a festive, holiday-themed pet adoption event.

White House Christmas 2021

Premieres Sunday, December 12, at 6 p.m. ET/PT

HGTV will go behind the scenes at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to showcase the home’s magnificent holiday transformation in its popular annual special, White House Christmas 2021. During the one-hour special, fans will get a glimpse of the massive, three-day undertaking that spotlights spectacular trees, breathtaking decor, incredible gingerbread creations and much more.

Holmes For the Holidays

Premieres Saturday, December 18, at 8 p.m. ET/PT

The stars of Holmes Family Rescue, contractor Mike Holmes, his daughter, Sherry Holmes, and son, Michael Holmes, Jr., each believe their home is the best-dressed for the holidays. During the one-hour special Holmes For the Holidays, Mike, Sherry and Michael will battle it out in a friendly family Christmas competition to see who can create the most over-the-top light displays, ice sculptures and gingerbread houses – with Mike’s uncle, Billy Bell, deciding the ultimate winner. Mike and his wife, Anna, will trim their home in a modern Christmas theme, complete with a dazzling animated show with thousands of twinkling lights. It’ll be a holiday all about the kids for Sherry and her husband, Blake, who are expecting their first child, as they turn their backyard into a North Pole winter wonderland. And, Michael will wow with a cozy, rustic holiday theme inspired by his wife Lisa Marie’s love of animals. In the midst of the merriment, the Holmes family also will share holiday safety tips and give back to the community in a meaningful way through their extravagant displays.

Fans are invited to stay connected with HGTV’s holiday programming and access special show extras, behind-the-scenes photos and exclusive videos on HGTV.com and by following @HGTV on 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 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.



Holidays Take Center Stage as the Discovery Portfolio of Networks Deliver Over 100 Hours





Holidays Take Center Stage as the Discovery Portfolio of Networks Deliver Over 100 Hours of New Seasonal Premieres
Holiday Central will give fans access to 85 all-new premiere episodes as well as over 330 hours from 450 episodes of seasonal favorites.
[via press release from Discovery, Inc.]
HOLIDAYS TAKE CENTER STAGE AS THE DISCOVERY PORTFOLIO OF NETWORKS DELIVER OVER 100 HOURS OF NEW SEASONAL PREMIERES

PLUS, HOLIDAY CENTRAL ON DISCOVERY+ TO FEATURE 85 PREMIERES WITH OVER 330 HOURS OF CLASSIC HOLIDAY EPISODES FROM ACROSS THE DISCOVERY PORTFOLIO

New Holiday Digital Content Planned for Every Day in November and December, Such as Recipes and Hacks for the Holidays, the Annual 12 Days of Cookies, Plus Go Behind the Scenes and Meet the Cast of Fan-Favorite Shows

NEW YORK – October 14, 2021 – The holidays will be bigger, better and more entertaining than ever as Discovery’s portfolio of networks, led by Food Network, HGTV and OWN, launch the first-ever discovery+ Holiday Central hub on November 1st. Holiday Central will give fans access to 85 all-new premiere episodes as well as over 330 hours from 450 episodes of seasonal favorites. The new series, specials, holiday movies and acquisitions will include both fictional and real-life titles such as Food Network’s first scripted feature Candy Coated Christmas along with fan-favorites Christmas Cookie Challenge, Holiday Baking Championship, and new titles Buddy vs. Duff: Holiday and Holiday Baking Championship: Gingerbread Showdown. Additional titles include HGTV’s House Hunters: Ho Ho Home, White House Christmas 2021 and Holmes for the Holidays, OWN original movies A Chestnut Family Christmas, A Sisterly Christmas and A Christmas Stray, and for fans of Crime, Fruitcake Fraud.

“From Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day we see dramatic spikes in viewership on a network like Food Network, so we’ve learned a lot about what audiences want and how they respond to shows that are fun, feel good, fulfill holiday viewing fantasies and bring families together,” said Kathleen Finch, Chief Lifestyle Brands Officer, Discovery Inc. “This year, if you love holiday programming, you won’t need to go anywhere else because, across our platforms, we’ll have everything from scripted, escapist holiday tales like Candy Coated Christmas or A Chestnut Family Christmas to an extreme tabletop and themed event competition series called Table Wars or an edge of your seat, true crime caper with a holiday twist called Fruitcake Fraud. Food Network, HGTV and OWN will have seasonal offerings, with some new titles as well as our mega library of classic holiday shows available to stream exclusively on the discovery+ Holiday Central Hub. Bring on the holidays — we’re ready.”

The holidays have always been celebrated by the linear networks, while this year’s Holiday Central seasonal content hub will create the ultimate holiday destination for viewers. On digital and social, new content every day in November and December across the Lifestyle brands, from Food Network’s annual Twelve Days of Cookies and recipes from appetizers to dessert and every holiday meal in between, it’s a one-stop seasonal celebration for fans.

“discovery+ will be the streaming home for the holidays, with exclusive discovery+ originals and seasonal content from our beloved networks in our brand new Holiday Central hub on the app,” said Lisa Holme, Group SVP of Content and Commercial Strategy, Discovery, Inc. “Just as we were home to major cultural events like Shark Week, the Olympics in Europe and Ghostober, discovery+ will once again serve as the ultimate destination for the next seasonal streaming event.”

Beginning November 1st, crafting is hotter than ever as the country’s best makers compete to create stunning and functional pieces. Crafting enthusiast Chrissy Metz joins judges Leann Rimes and Mark Montano to determine who will win the title of Maker Champion in the discovery+ exclusive Meet Your Makers Showdown. Holiday movies are a timeless tradition for viewers of all ages to enjoy and this year’s lineup features new and classic favorites perfect for getting into the holiday spirit. Candy Coated Christmas launches Friday, November 19th exclusively on discovery+, and stars Molly McCook (Last Man Standing) as Molly Gallant, a Beverly Hills marketing executive whose carefully planned life takes an unexpected turn when she takes a business trip to the picturesque town of Peppermint Hollow. The movie also stars Aaron O’Connell (The Haves and The Have Nots), John McCook (The Bold and the Beautiful), Lee Garlington (Broken), Jae Suh Park (The Big Short), newcomer Landry Townsend, Lonzo Liggins, Dia Frampton, and Ree Drummond (The Pioneer Woman). Whether you are a fan or not, fruitcake usually invokes cheery images of Christmastime gatherings. But Corsicana, Texas – the town where the best, most scrumptious fruitcakes come from – was definitely not a happy place when it was discovered someone had embezzled a whopping $17 million from the acclaimed Collin Street Bakery. How the crime was solved – and the lavish lifestyle the culprits were living on the ill-begotten proceeds – has people in Corsicana and plenty of others, including the FBI, still scratching their heads in amazement. Welcome to Fruitcake Fraud, premiering December 1st exclusively on discovery+. Additional exclusives available only on discovery+ will include Candy Coated Christmas: Behind the Scenes with Ree Drummond on Monday, November 1st and The Pioneer Woman’s Hometown Holidays (WT).

Food Network’s seasonal offerings entertain and inspire, from fan-favorite baking competitions to soon to be new favorites that stretch the imagination as confectionery artists and culinary craftsmen whip up magical creations. Titles include Holiday Baking Championship which returns Monday, November 1st with tough-love judges, Duff Goldman, Nancy Fuller, and Carla Hall and host Jesse Palmer, searching for the ultimate holiday baker. Then, on Sunday, November 7th, Holiday Wars is back with the biggest and tastiest season yet, as teams of masterful cake and sugar artists join the battle under the watchful eye of host Maneet Chauhan and judges Shinmin Li and Aarti Sequeira. It wouldn’t be the holidays without a Christmas-cookie swap and on Thursday, November 11th, Eddie Jackson and Ree Drummond return as the perfect hosts for the annually anticipated Christmas Cookie Challenge. Cinnamon, spice and everything nice fills the air this time of year, as does the alluring fragrance of gingerbread, with the brand-new series, Holiday Baking Championship: Gingerbread Showdown, which shines a light on gingerbread-obsessed artisans and their extraordinary edible creations, premiering Monday, November 15th. Then, it’s the ultimate face-off, as two titans of baking, Buddy Valastro and Duff Goldman, take on the holidays as only they can, with bigger, bolder cake builds that embody iconic holiday moments and defy gravity in Buddy vs. Duff: Holiday, premiering Sunday, November 28th.

HGTV has the perfect new holiday series and specials to make the season bright. A special holiday episode of Table Wars, premiering Friday, November 19th, features host Tamera Mowry-Housley, alongside fellow judges Martha Stewart and Chris Hessney who evaluate stunning winter wonderland tablescapes. Also on Friday, November 19th, My Lottery Dream Home: David’s Holiday Extravaganza premieres with host David Bromstad celebrating the holidays in a BIG way in his new Florida home. In House Hunters Ho Ho Home premiering on Monday, November 29th, real estate agent, world-famous strongman and well-known Santa impersonator, Albie Mushaney, is on a mission to spread holiday cheer by helping clients find their forever home in time for the holidays. Fixer to Fabulous Holiday Surprise, available to stream on Tuesday, December 7th, will follow Dave and Jenny Marrs as they gift the Bella Vista Animal Shelter near their hometown in Bentonville, Arkansas, with a very special renovation to get them ready for the busy Christmas pet adoption season. The popular annual special White House Christmas 2021 returns on Sunday, December 12th as HGTV cameras go behind the scenes at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to showcase the magical holiday transformation and give fans a glimpse of the spectacular trees, breathtaking decor, gingerbread creations and much more. Next, in Holmes For The Holidays on Saturday, December 18th, contractor Mike Holmes, his daughter, Sherry Holmes, and son, Michael Holmes, Jr., battle it out in a friendly family Christmas competition to see who can create the most over-the-top light displays, ice sculptures and gingerbread houses. And, in Home Town: Ben’s Holiday Workshop on Sunday, December 19th, master woodworker Ben Napier will welcome father-daughter duo Captain Sig and Mandy Hansen from Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch — as well as dancer and TV personality Stephen “tWitch” Boss and his wife, Allison Holker Boss, host of Design Star: Next Gen — to his workshop to make special wood creations just in time for Christmas.

Plus, from OWN on Tuesday, November 16th new series The Big Holiday Food Fight makes its debut, with home cooks showcasing their treasured family recipes in a bid to win this fierce competition, all for the chance to see who rules the ultimate holiday table and walks away with a stocking stuffed with $5,000 cash! Additionally, three sensational movies from OWN, each with a unique twist, including, A Chestnut Family Christmas, premiering on Tuesday, November 30th, featuring Meagan Holder (UnREAL),as a talented pastry chef who, while working as a live-in cook and maid, accidentally commits to hosting her family for the holidays. To impress them she poses as the wealthy homeowner, until things go awry, and secrets are exposed in this heart-felt tale with the lesson that success is not defined by material possessions or status, but who you surround yourself with. On Tuesday, December 7th it is the premiere of A Sisterly Christmas, a tale of two sisters, one who loves Christmas, and the other who does not. An early inheritance at Christmastime takes them on a once-in-a-lifetime luxury holiday vacation, but Christmas proves to be more than they bargained for when they run into their childhood rival, now a snobby socialite, who digs in on these sisters, testing their resolve as women and their bonds of sisterhood. Then, on Tuesday, December 14th, in A Christmas Stray, a tightly wound corporate executive, played by Andra Fuller (LA Complex), finds himself hopelessly stranded in a small mountain town on Christmas Eve, unable to shake the adorable stray dog who ran him off the road, and irresistibly drawn to the free-spirited, local veterinarian played by Rhyon Nicole Brown (Empire), who is sorely in need of some Christmas magic herself.

With all this and much more, the new discovery+ Holiday Central hub celebrates the best of what the season has to offer.

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FOOD NETWORK is a unique lifestyle network, website and magazine that connects viewers to the power and joy of food. The network strives to be viewers’ best friend in food and is committed to leading by teaching, inspiring, empowering and entertaining through its talent and expertise. Food Network is distributed to nearly 100 million U.S. households and draws over 46 million unique web users monthly. Since launching in 2009, Food Network Magazine’s rate base has grown 13 times and is the No. 2 best-selling monthly magazine on the newsstand, with 13.5 million readers. Food Network is owned by Discovery, Inc., a global leader in real life entertainment serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world and spanning 220 countries and territories; the portfolio also includes direct-to-consumer streaming services such as discovery+ and Food Network Kitchen, along with premium brands Discovery Channel, HGTV, 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, Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport.

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. 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.

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HGTV Renews Popular Renovation Series “Rock the Block” for a New Season





HGTV Renews Popular Renovation Series “Rock the Block” for a New Season
Set for premiere in early 2022, the series again will be hosted by popular carpenter, craftsman and design expert Ty Pennington and will showcase four teams of HGTV’s powerhouse experts who are ready to face-off in a renovation battle for bragging rights and a street named in their honor.
[via press release from HGTV]
HGTV RENEWS POPULAR RENOVATION COMPETITION SERIES ‘ROCK THE BLOCK’ FOR A NEW SEASON

NEW YORK [October 11, 2021] HGTV has picked up another season of Rock the Block, its mega-hit home renovation competition series. Set for premiere in early 2022, the series again will be hosted by popular carpenter, craftsman and design expert Ty Pennington and will showcase four teams of HGTV’s powerhouse experts who are ready to face-off in a renovation battle for bragging rights and a street named in their honor. Competitors will include twin real estate bosses Leslie Davis and Lyndsay Lamb (Unsellable Houses), Arkansas’ fiercest home renovation experts Dave and Jenny Marrs (Fixer to Fabulous), Detroit-based flippers Keith Bynum and Evan Thomas (Bargain Block) and veteran real estate broker Egypt Sherrod joined by her builder husband Mike Jackson (Married to Real Estate). Each team will have just six weeks and a budget of $225,000 to renovate identical properties and morph them into the ultimate suburban oasis that reflects their distinctive vision and breathtaking design.

“Our renovation competitions continue to perform well and audience anticipation will be extremely high for another season of Rock the Block,” said Betsy Sanner Ayala, senior vice president, programming and development, HGTV. “This is also a great vehicle to showcase some of our newer talent who have a competitive spirit and are ready to put their expertise on the line in a fun, no-holds-barred showdown.”

The homes in the upcoming season of the series will be built by Hunter Quinn Homes in Nexton, a Charleston metro community based in Berkeley County, South Carolina.

Rock the Block is produced by Big Table Productions.

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 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.



Extreme Tabletop and Special Event Design Competition Series “Table Wars” Premieres on HGTV





Extreme Tabletop and Special Event Design Competition Series “Table Wars” Premieres on HGTV and discovery+ on Friday, November 12
During each episode, the competitors must design and install the ultimate themed dining environment that features stunning tablescapes, centerpieces, lighting and displays to wow the judges and avoid elimination.
[via press release from HGTV]
EXTREME TABLETOP AND SPECIAL EVENT DESIGN COMPETITION SERIES ‘TABLE WARS’ PREMIERES ON HGTV AND DISCOVERY+ ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12

Host Tamera Mowry-Housley, Lead Judge Martha Stewart and Designer Chris Hessney Judge HGTV’s Newest Design Competition

New York [October 7, 2021] Table Wars, HGTV’s colorful new extreme tabletop and special event design competition series will premiere on Friday, November 12, at 10 p.m. ET/PT as a celebration of the unrestrained imagination and breathtaking creativity displayed by eight top event designers. Available to stream on discovery+ the same day, the seven-episode series will feature innovative tabletop exhibitions that must pass muster with lead judge Martha Stewart, the Emmy(R) Award-winning television personality and The New York Times bestselling author, as well as Table Wars host, actress, design enthusiast and Emmy(R) Award winner Tamera Mowry-Housley. Chris Hessney, an acclaimed luxury event planner and designer, will complete the judging panel. The finalist who delivers the most over-the-top event space will win the Table Wars title and a $50,000 cash prize.

During each episode of Table Wars, the competitors must design and install the ultimate themed dining environment that features stunning tablescapes, centerpieces, lighting and displays to wow the judges and avoid elimination.

The Eight Competitors

The competitors, ready to impress the judges with their spectacular designs or face elimination, include: Carlton Lee Jr. (Atlanta, Georgia); Wilfredo Emanuel (Naples, Florida); Rachel Burt Garcia (Plano, Texas); Brian Morrow (Orlando, Florida); Stephanie Mufson (San Francisco, California); Jenevieve Penk (Little Harbor, New Jersey); Yaz Quiles (Jersey City, New Jersey); and CeCe Todd (Birmingham, Alabama).

The Weekly Challenges

Inspired by real tablescaping competitions, Table Wars will raise the stakes by challenging the competitors to go beyond table set-ups. Each week, the table warriors will have access to a fully stocked workshop and event space to design and build their over-the-top creations with themes ranging from Winter Wonderland and Outdoor Wedding to Decade Design and Wildest Dreams Fantasy.

Digital Extras

On TikTok, HGTV will follow the Table Wars action each week, including close-ups of the show-stopping designs and reveal fun behind-the-scenes moments from the series.

In the new weekly digital series Table Wars: The Look for Less, host and designer Ursula Carmona will recreate the winning tablescape for a fraction of the cost. It will be available to view on HGTV.com, Facebook, Instagram and HGTV GO.

For those who can’t get enough high-stakes tablescaping, fans can check out “SET!”, a behind-the-scenes look into the highly competitive, often hilarious and cut-throat world of competitive table setting, which is available to stream on discovery+. For show updates on Table Wars, fans can visit HGTV.com and follow @HGTV and #TableWars on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok.

Table Wars is produced by Leftfield Pictures and Xpedition Media.

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 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 Series “Good Bones” Delivers Strong Season Performance in Key Demos





HGTV Series “Good Bones” Delivers Strong Season Performance in Key Demos
“We’ve found that HGTV stalwarts like ‘Good Bones’ perform exceptionally well and attract tons of new viewers,” said Jane Latman.
[via press release from HGTV]
HGTV SERIES ‘GOOD BONES’ DELIVERS STRONG SEASON PERFORMANCE IN KEY DEMOS

New York [October 4, 2021] The latest season of Good Bones, starring Indianapolis-based mother-daughter renovators Mina Starsiak Hawk and Karen E Laine, delivered more than 24 million viewers during its 14-episode run. The season, which premiered on Tuesday, June 29, at 9 p.m. ET/PT and wrapped on September 28, averaged a .61 live plus three-day rating among P25-54 and a .80 L3 rating among W25-54 in the Tuesday 9-10 p.m. timeslot. It also garnered a .67 live plus three-day rating among upscale P25-54 and a .92 L3 rating among upscale W25-54. In addition, the season averaged a .87 L3 rating among P2+ and a 1.75 L3 household rating. Across premieres, Good Bones ranked as a top 2 non-news/sports cable series in its timeslot with upscale P25-54, upscale W25-54 and upscale P2+. Each episode features Mina, a real estate agent and mother of two, and her mom, Karen, a lawyer, as they purchase dilapidated properties, demo them down to the studs, and renovate them into dazzling family homes – all while offering a glimpse into their busy personal lives.

“We’ve found that HGTV stalwarts like Good Bones perform exceptionally well and attract tons of new viewers,” said Jane Latman, president, HGTV & Streaming Home Content, Discovery, Inc. “Mina and Karen’s renovation expertise, authentic mother-daughter connection and relatable personal journeys are just a few of the reasons why this series remains a top performer for us.”

Fans can catch up on every episode of Good Bones streaming on discovery+, and 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 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 Orders 10 New Episodes of Breakout Hit Series “Bargain Block”





HGTV Orders 10 New Episodes of Breakout Hit Series “Bargain Block”
The series attracted more than 20.2 million viewers to its first season and ranks as a top 10 new unscripted series among W25-54 and P2+ this year.
[via press release from HGTV]
HGTV ORDERS 10 NEW EPISODES OF BREAKOUT HIT SERIES ‘BARGAIN BLOCK’

New York [Sept. 21, 2021] Following a strong freshman season performance, HGTV has picked up 10 new one-hour episodes of the Detroit-based series Bargain Block, starring home renovation experts Keith Bynum and Evan Thomas. The series attracted more than 20.2 million viewers to its first season and ranks as a top 10 new unscripted series among W25-54 and P2+ this year. In each episode, the couple fulfills their dream of restoring Motor City’s iconic neighborhoods one house at a time. With help from their friend – lifetime Detroit resident and real estate expert Shea Hicks-Whitfield – they buy as many rundown houses as they can on a single block and then renovate them to make them appealing yet affordable enough for buyers within the community. The new season is slated to premiere in summer 2022.

“Keith, Evan and Shea have a deep passion for the city of Detroit and their commitment to revitalizing homes there has resonated with millions of HGTV fans,” said Jane Latman, president, HGTV & Streaming Home Content, Discovery, Inc. “They share a common goal to create beautifully renovated homes that are accessible to everyone and that mission helps to sustain communities and improve lives.”

Until the new episodes premiere, fans can stream the full first season now on discovery+ and can find more Bargain Block show content on HGTV’s digital platforms at HGTV.com and by following @HGTV and #BargainBlock on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok. Fans also can connect with Keith at @keithbynum, Evan at @ninedesignandhomes and Shea at @Shea.Whitfield on 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 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 Orders More Than 30 New Episodes of Three Popular Series





HGTV Orders More Than 30 New Episodes of Three Popular Series
“Unsellable Houses,” “Everything But the House” and “Inside Out,” three top-performing series, are slated to return in 2022.
[via press release from HGTV]
HGTV ORDERS MORE THAN 30 NEW EPISODES OF THREE POPULAR SERIES

New Seasons of Unsellable Houses, Everything But the House and Inside Out Set to Premiere in 2022

New York [Sept. 14, 2021] With HGTV ordering more than 30 new episodes of Unsellable Houses, Everything But the House and Inside Out, three top-performing series are slated to return in 2022.

After attracting 32 million viewers to its sophomore run, Unsellable Houses, starring sisters and top-selling real estate agents Lyndsay Lamb and Leslie Davis, will be back for 13 one-hour episodes. Set in the Pacific Northwest, the upcoming third season will showcase the pair as they help struggling homeowners sell their seemingly unsellable homes in record time. Unsellable Houses is produced by High Noon Entertainment.

Good Morning America host and star of the Emmy(R)-award winning competition series Flea Market Flip Lara Spencer will get the spotlight in 10 new half-hour episodes of Everything But the House. The series, which attracted 13.2 million viewers to its freshman season, will follow Lara and her team of expert appraisers who help homeowners clear out their houses and cash in on their clutter. Everything But the House is produced by High Noon Entertainment.

Inside Out, which drew 16.1 million viewers to its first season, was picked up for eight fresh one-hour episodes. Southern California home renovators Carmine Sabatella, a real estate agent and interior designer, and Mike Pyle, a landscape designer, will continue to vie for the biggest chunk of the reno budget to give their clients beautifully updated interiors and exteriors. Inside Out is produced by House8 Media.

“Our secret sauce is our ability to spot talented and inspiring experts who will appeal to viewers with their fresh, fun takes on real estate, renovation and all things related to home,” said Jane Latman, president, HGTV & Streaming Home Content, Discovery, Inc. “Series like Unsellable Houses, Everything But the House and Inside Out are just the latest in a string of successes that helped us deliver more than 59 million viewers in the last quarter and this pick up order is a great way to validate and celebrate.”

Fans are invited to stay connected with the series on HGTV’s digital platforms. Previous seasons of Everything But the House, Inside Out and Unsellable Houses are available to stream now on discovery+, and fans can find even more content on HGTV.com. Fans also can interact via social media by following @HGTV and #EverythingButTheHouse, #HGTVInsideOut and #UnsellableHouses on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok.

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 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.



Food Network, HGTV and Travel Channel Ready Fourteen Halloween Series and Specials





Food Network, HGTV and Travel Channel Ready Fourteen Halloween Series and Specials for a Cross-Brand, Cross-Platform “Ghostober” Viewing Extravaganza
This year, the larger-than-ever “Ghostober IV” is designed to appeal to viewers who live for the creepy, scary, adrenaline-inducing stories that define Halloween.
[via press release from Discovery, Inc.]
FOOD NETWORK, HGTV AND TRAVEL CHANNEL READY FOURTEEN HALLOWEEN SERIES AND SPECIALS FOR A CROSS-BRAND, CROSS-PLATFORM ‘GHOSTOBER’ VIEWING EXTRAVAGANZA

Actor Anthony Anderson, Paranormal Superstar Zak Bagans, Actress/Food Fan Alyson Hannigan, Director Eli Roth and Apparition-Hunting Siblings Jack and Kelly Osbourne Among Celebrities Set to Appear in Halloween-Inspired Shows
NEW YORK (September 10, 2021) – Halloween lovers who can’t wait for their favorite time of the year can get ready to experience a season of amplified fright and freakish fun when Discovery, Inc.’s Food Network, HGTV and Travel Channel come together to deliver 14 series and specials – more than 50 hours of shows – as part of the Ghostober programming event on the three networks and on discovery+. This year, the larger-than-ever “Ghostober IV” is designed to appeal to viewers who live for the creepy, scary, adrenaline-inducing stories that define Halloween.

Several of the series and specials will be led by fan-favorite celebrities and supernatural experts. Emmy(R) nominated actor and producer Anthony Anderson (Black-ish, To Tell the Truth) and his mischievous mom, Doris Bowman (To Tell the Truth), star in the tricks-filled real estate show House Haunters on discovery+. Actress Alyson Hannigan hosts Outrageous Pumpkins, an ode to astounding carved creations on Food Network. Paranormal superstar Zak Bagans makes his Food Network debut on Halloween Wars, stars in Ghost Adventures: Goldfield Hotel special on discovery+ and collaborates with director Eli Roth in the new discovery+ series, The Haunted Museum. Jack and Kelly Osbourne hunt for ghosts aboard the RMS Queen Mary in Jack and Kelly Osbourne: Night of Terror on discovery+. From haunted houses and creepy culinary treats to ghoulish ghost stories and poltergeist-laden paranormal investigations, “Ghostober IV” is an annual programming treat for Halloween fans.

“Halloween is a big holiday for our lifestyle brands, and while in past years each brand has delivered on themed programming in its own way, this year we joined forces to build on Travel Channel’s popular ‘Ghostober’ special event,” said Kathleen Finch, chief lifestyle brands officer, Discovery, Inc. “We combined the ghost-themed series and specials from Food Network and HGTV with Travel Channel’s compelling content to curate an incredible season of scary, fun and bingeable shows across platforms. With stars like Anthony Anderson, Zak Bagans, Doris Bowman, Alyson Hannigan, Jack and Kelly Osbourne and director Eli Roth bringing the creative for these series and specials to life, fans of Halloween can watch scary stories and visual treats all month long.”

Expanding beyond the small screen and building on the successful partnership from 2019, discovery+, Travel Channel and Food Network are bringing the “Ghostober” excitement to Six Flags Fright Fest(R) at 13 Six Flags Theme Parks, from September 10 through Halloween. The partnership includes a “Ghostober” themed haunted attraction at Six Flags Magic Mountain and a Food Network specialty dessert item celebrating the return of the series Halloween Wars, and available for a limited time only. Additionally, “Ghostober” and Halloween Wars trailers will air across the nation on the Six Flags TV network.

New “Ghostober” series, specials and returning favorites launch in September beginning with a new season of HALLOWEEN BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP (September 13). This time, the bakers create killer treats that pay homage to quintessential 1980s horror films. The baking fun continues when HALLOWEEN WARS (September 19) returns with a new season featuring Ghost Adventures star Zak Bagans, who lends creepy inspiration from his Haunted Museum collection to challenge the teams to create frightening confections. But it only gets scarier as disastrous cooks face their fears in the kitchen and tackle terrifying ingredients in the new special, WORST COOKS IN AMERICA: HALLOWEEN REDEMPTION 2 (September 26).

October kicks off with an especially personal Ghost Adventures lockdown. Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley and Jay Wasley return to the place where their journey began in the emotionally-charged special, GHOST ADVENTURES: GOLDFIELD HOTEL (October 1), to settle once and for all a mysterious, evil feud that’s been cast over this haunted Nevada town. Then, fear kicks up a notch with horror anthology series THE HAUNTED MUSEUM (October 2). Produced in collaboration with filmmaker Eli Roth, each episode tells frightening tales inspired by some of the most terrifying, cursed artifacts on display in Zak Bagans’ Haunted Museum in Las Vegas.

October isn’t complete without some OUTRAGEOUS PUMPKINS (October 3), and this new season, hosted by Alyson Hannigan, takes the pumpkin-carving tradition to another level as talented carvers compete for the grand prize. Then, bringing in the Halloween “tricks” are actor Anthony Anderson (Black-ish) and his mom Doris Bowman (To Tell the Truth), as they host the new series HOUSE HAUNTERS (October 7). The duo takes over properties to devise humorous gags to scare, startle and surprise visitors – it’s a hidden camera real estate and home renovation prank show that’s full of Halloween fun.

If scares are your preference, then check out ELI ROTH PRESENTS: A GHOST RUINED MY LIFE (October 8), a new series from the master of horror that recounts real-life stories of hauntings that have taken a terrifying toll on unsuspecting people. Then, medium Amy Allan and retired homicide detective Steve DiSchiavi are back on the case with a brand-new season of THE DEAD FILES (October 23), as the duo combine their unique skills to help solve paranormal mysteries plaguing property owners. Brother-sister duo Jack and Kelly Osbourne reprise their ghost hunting roles together in the two-hour special JACK AND KELLY OSBOURNE: NIGHT OF TERROR (October 24), an eerie investigation inside the supremely haunted RMS Queen Mary ocean liner. The pair are in for a night of fright with unsettling and aggressive paranormal activity, laced with classic Osbourne expletives and sibling squabbles, of course.

Finally, on the scariest night of the year comes the revival of the series that started it all. Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves, Dave Tango and Shari DeBenedetti, along with a few other familiar faces, take on epic haunted locations in a sneak peek of the brand-new season of GHOST HUNTERS (October 31).

New episodes of PARANORMAL CAUGHT ON CAMERA, THESE WOODS ARE HAUNTED and THE ALASKA TRIANGLE also drop throughout the month. Join the scares this “Ghostober,” only if you dare!

This year’s bigger-than-ever “Ghostober” is complemented by exclusive digital and social content on every platform, all month long. Check out the original digital series “Haunted Hotspots” on Travel Channel’s Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, plus exclusive videos, photos and more from your favorite shows and hosts. And stay tuned for a brand-new podcast launching just in time for Halloween! (Details to be announced.) Follow the scares on Travel Channel (@travelchannel), Food Network (@foodnetwork), HGTV (@HGTV) and discovery+ (@discoveryplus) Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok handles, using #Ghostober to join the conversation.

“Ghostober IV” and Halloween-Themed Programming Lineup (by date):

PARANORMAL CAUGHT ON CAMERA New Episodes

Thursdays beginning September 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Travel Channel

THESE WOODS ARE HAUNTED New Season

Fridays beginning September 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Travel Channel

THE ALASKA TRIANGLE New Season

Fridays beginning September 10 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Travel Channel

HALLOWEEN BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP

New Season

Premieres Monday, September 13 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Food Network

This season pays tribute to 1980s classic slasher movies, kicking off with host John Henson welcoming the competitors to Camp Devil’s Food Lake where only their baking skills will help them survive. Each week the bakers must create killer cakes, creepy cupcakes and more to showcase their skills in challenges that pay homage to quintessential horror films. Judges Stephanie Boswell, Carla Hall and Zac Young determine whose desserts earn $25,000 and the title of Halloween Baking Champion! (Seven episodes including three super-sized, two-hour episodes and four one-hour episodes) #HalloweenBakingChampionship

HALLOWEEN WARS (featuring Zak Bagans)

New Season

Premieres Sunday, September 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Food Network

Paranormal investigator Zak Bagans has spent the last 15 years experiencing the scariest supernatural encounters ever recorded, and for the first time he shares those experiences with the eight Halloween Wars teams of expert cake and sugar artists in the new season. Over the course of the season, Zak takes inspiration from his collection of dangerous and mysterious artifacts from his Haunted Museum in Las Vegas to challenge the teams to create intricate cakes that are as frightening as they are tasty. One team will be eliminated in each episode by a panel of judges featuring award-winning cake decorator Shinmin Li, and chefs and cookbook authors Aarti Sequeira and Eddie Jackson, and the last team standing will earn $25,000. (Seven one-hour episodes) #HalloweenWars

WORST COOKS IN AMERICA: HALLOWEEN REDEMPTION 2

New Special

Premieres Sunday, September 26 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Food Network

Four ghoulishly disastrous Worst Cooks recruits return for another stab at boot camp and they will once again face their fears in the kitchen and tackle terrifying ingredients. With coaching from chefs Anne Burrell and Michael Symon, the culinary hopefuls will create a spooktacular feast for a panel of culinary experts. The recruits start by making a dish using a mystery ingredient they have been assigned; after Anne and Michael pick their teams, the chefs will teach them to make a buffet for a Halloween gathering in order to win a kitchen upgrade worth $5,000 and culinary redemption. (One hour-long episode) #WorstCooks

GHOST ADVENTURES: GOLDFIELD HOTEL

New Special

Begins Streaming Friday, October 1 on discovery+

The GHOST ADVENTURES crew heads back to Goldfield, Nevada, to settle – once and for all – a mysterious evil feud that’s been cast over the town. In a highly personal and emotionally charged investigation, Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley and Jay Wasley revisit the haunted town where their journey began … and head back inside the infamous Goldfield Hotel, a landmark with a bloodied past. New frightening paranormal incidents call the GAC back in their final attempt to unmask a vengeful presence that only grows stronger – and more menacing – by the day. (Two-hour special) #GhostAdventures

THE HAUNTED MUSEUM

New Series

Begins Streaming Saturday, October 2 with Two-Episode Binge on discovery+

The creepy collection of haunted artifacts housed inside Zak Bagans’ Haunted Museum are getting the spotlight in THE HAUNTED MUSEUM, a new horror film anthology series produced in collaboration with filmmaker Eli Roth. The series presents frightening and hellish tales inspired by the spooky relics on display in Zak Bagans’ Las Vegas museum. Bagans, a devoted collector of the macabre, is opening his museum vaults and sharing the secrets and stories behind a curated selection of his most prized haunted items through scripted shorts produced by Roth and his accredited team and with featured commentary from Bagans. (Nine episodes) #TheHauntedMuseum

OUTRAGEOUS PUMPKINS

New Season

Premieres Sunday, October 3 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Food Network

OUTRAGEOUS PUMPKINS with host Alyson Hannigan takes the traditional Halloween pastime to the next level. Seven extraordinarily talented pumpkin carvers duke it out in an outdoor pumpkin competition that defies imagination. Each week, the carvers dive headfirst into the most insane, eerie and outrageous challenges executing their intricate Halloween designs to impress judges Terri Hardin and Marc Evan. Only one will earn the coveted title of Outrageous Pumpkin Champion and take home $25,000. (Four one-hour episodes) #OutrageousPumpkins

HOUSE HAUNTERS

New Series

Begins Streaming Thursday, October 7 on discovery+

Emmy(R) nominated actor and producer Anthony Anderson, star of the ABC sitcom Black-ish, along with his mom and co-host of ABC’s To Tell the Truth, Doris Bowman, will combine their love of all things home – and mischief – to host the new discovery+ series HOUSE HAUNTERS. During this hidden camera real estate and home renovation prank series from the producers of Impractical Jokers, Anthony and Doris will take over properties and devise hilarious gags for unsuspecting house hunters, real estate agents, handymen and even a few HGTV stars, including Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent (The Nate & Jeremiah Home Project) and Brian and Mika Kleinschmidt (100 Day Dream Home). Throughout House Haunters, with dozens of hidden cameras in place and working from a nearby unmarked van, Anthony and Doris will scheme to scare, startle and surprise visitors to the homes – executing humorous high jinks with creepy dolls come to life, mysterious pests on the loose, home decor that has a mind of its own or seemingly haunted spaces. (Six half-hour episodes) #HouseHaunters

ELI ROTH PRESENTS: A GHOST RUINED MY LIFE

New Series

Begins Streaming Friday, October 8 with Two-Episode Binge on discovery+

From master of horror Eli Roth, A GHOST RUINED MY LIFE shares the shocking stories of hauntings that have left emotional (and sometimes physical) scars on those unlucky enough to have experienced them. Equal parts terrifying and evocative, every hour-long episode will expose viewers to the real-life stories of survivors who have been dragged through hell and back and now struggle to rebuild their shattered lives. (Eight one-hour episodes) #AGhostRuinedMyLife

THE DEAD FILES

New Season

Premieres Saturday, October 23 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Travel Channel

Former NYPD homicide detective Steve DiSchiavi and physical medium Amy Allan are back on the case. Utilizing his detective skills, DiSchiavi interviews witnesses and experts, and researches the history and facts behind each haunted location. Allan, a physical medium who sees and communicates with the dead, assesses the property to identify what underlying entities reside there. Keeping their findings hidden from each other, the team avoids all contact with one another – coming together only at the very end to reveal their shocking discoveries to the property owners, and each other. (Six one-hour episodes) #DeadFiles

JACK AND KELLY OSBOURNE: NIGHT OF TERROR

New Special – “The Queen Mary”

Begins Streaming Sunday, October 24 on discovery+

Jack Osbourne introduced his sister, Kelly, to the paranormal last year and turned her skepticism into a curiosity of the unknown. Now, he’s bringing her to the queen of all haunted locations – the RMS Queen Mary. For decades, people have ventured onto the ship, docked in Long Beach, California, for a glimpse at the other side. However, since it shut down to the public in early 2020 when the Coronavirus pandemic struck, the hallowed halls of this once-elegant ocean liner have grown silent – but hardly empty. The skeleton crew of security and maintenance workers have experienced unsettlingly aggressive paranormal activity including scratches, threatening footsteps thundering down the hall and vivid apparitions. Now, Jack and Kelly will come aboard to investigate the infamous ghost ship alone. (Two-hour special) #NightofTerror

GHOST HUNTERS

New Season Sneak Peek – Special Halloween Event

Begins Streaming Sunday, October 31 on discovery+

The revival of the series that started it all is here! GHOST HUNTERS comes exclusively to discovery+ with a brand-new season featuring original team leader Jason Hawes, joined by Steve Gonsalves, Dave Tango and Shari DeBenedetti. A special Halloween event kicks off the new run, as the TAPS team take back the paranormal reins in epic haunted locations. Joining the hunt inside one of America’s scariest prisons are a few familiar faces and special guests, including Amy Bruni and Adam Berry (Kindred Spirits, Ghost Hunters). (One-hour episode) #GhostHunters

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“Renovation Island” Season Two Performance Bolsters HGTV Sunday Night Ratings





“Renovation Island” Season Two Performance Bolsters HGTV Sunday Night Ratings
HGTV’s breakout hit attracted more than 17 million total viewers during its 10-week run on Sundays at 8:00/7:00c.
[via press release from HGTV]
‘RENOVATION ISLAND’ SEASON TWO PERFORMANCE BOLSTERS HGTV SUNDAY NIGHT RATINGS

New York [September 7, 2021] HGTV’s breakout hit Renovation Island, starring home renovation experts Bryan and Sarah Baeumler, whose family faced a second, unpredictable season of owning and running a Bahamas resort, attracted more than 17 million total viewers during its 10-week run on Sundays at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The series ranked as the #2 non-news/sports cable premiere in the Sunday 8-9 p.m. timeslot among P2+ viewers and ranked as a top 5 cable series in the timeslot among other key demos, including P25-54, W25-54, M25-54 and upscale P25-54, W25-54 and M25-54.

The Aug. 29 finale of Renovation Island delivered more than four million total viewers and a season-best live plus three-day rating of 0.84 among P25-54 and 0.76 among M25-54. The episode also delivered a 1.05 L3 rating among upscale P25-54, a 1.15 L3 rating among upscale W25-54, a 0.94 L3 rating among upscale M25-54, a 1.91 L3 rating among households and a 1.04 L+3 rating among P2+.

Overall, the second season of Renovation Island earned a 0.74 live plus three-day rating among P25-54 and an impressive .85 live plus three-day rating among W25-54. It also garnered a 0.97 L3 rating among P2+ viewers and a 1.79 L3 rating among households. And, with upscale viewers watching, the series averaged a 0.81 L3 rating among upscale P25-54 and a 0.96 L3 rating among upscale W25-54. In addition, the series delivered strong fan engagement on HGTV’s digital platforms. Digital content promoting the season generated more than 1.9 million page views on HGTV.com and more than 2.4 million views across HGTV’s social media platforms.

“Renovation Island is a consistent ratings winner with each of our key demos because it’s a secret fantasy come to life,” said Jane Latman, president, HGTV & Streaming Home Content, Discovery, Inc. “With this series, the Baeumlers share a blueprint for doing what you love, with the people you love, in a place you love — no matter what life throws your way. No wonder viewers can’t get enough.”

Fans can see more of the Baeumler Family on Sunday nights in Renovation, Inc: The Lake House, currently airing on HGTV at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Beginning Oct. 10, the new series Renovation Inc: Home Sweet Home will fill the same time slot. And, for those who want to find out how the Baeumler’s renovation adventures started, they can stream Renovation, Inc: The Beginning and binge the first two seasons of Renovation Island on discovery+. Social media followers can get even more updates about the Baeumlers via @HGTV, #RenovationIsland and #RenovationInc on Facebook, Twitter, Tik Tok, Instagram as well as @bryanbaeumler and @sarahbaeumler 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 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. 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.



Designers Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent Highlight Family Stories and Special Keepsakes





Designers Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent Highlight Family Stories and Special Keepsakes in HGTV’s New Series “The Nate & Jeremiah Home Project”
Premiering Tuesday, October 5, the six-episode docu-series will follow the duo to meetings with their clients where they hear family stories and help decide which sentimental possessions to keep, repurpose or donate.
[via press release from HGTV]
DESIGNERS NATE BERKUS AND JEREMIAH BRENT HIGHLIGHT FAMILY STORIES AND SPECIAL KEEPSAKES IN HGTV’S NEW SERIES ‘THE NATE & JEREMIAH HOME PROJECT’

Six-Episode Series Premieres Tuesday, Oct. 5, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HGTV and discovery+

New York [September 7, 2021] Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent, designers and married dads of two, will give family homes meaningful, personalized renovations in their new HGTV series The Nate & Jeremiah Home Project. Premiering Tuesday, October 5, at 9 p.m. ET/PT and available to stream on discovery+ the same day, the six-episode docu-series will follow the duo to meetings with their clients where they hear family stories and help decide which sentimental possessions to keep, repurpose or donate. Once rooms and items are sorted, Nate and Jeremiah will renovate the house into an expressly personal and beautiful home for everyone.

“We believe in telling people’s stories through their homes,” said Nate. “We help figure out what matters most to them because filling a home with things that have meaning is the most important element of design.”

“In the end, we deliver homes that feel exactly like the people who live in them,” said Jeremiah.

In the premiere episode, Nate and Jeremiah will venture to Queens, New York, to help two sisters keep the charm and fond memories from their childhood home alive while also giving the mid-century property an open floor plan, a fresh color palette and contemporary design. During the renovation, treasured family keepsakes, such as their mother’s 1945 Steinway grand piano and antique Italian family heirlooms, will get a prominent display.

Fans are invited to stay connected with Nate and Jeremiah and The Nate & Jeremiah Home Project at HGTV.com and by following @HGTV and #nateandjeremiahhomeproject on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, as well as @nateberkus and @jeremiahbrent on Instagram. New episodes of The Nate & Jeremiah Home Project also will be available on HGTV GO every Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET/PT beginning Oct. 5.

The Nate & Jeremiah Home Project is produced by Scott Brothers Entertainment.

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 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(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.