discovery+ Announces June Programming Slate





discovery+ Announces June Programming Slate
Highlights include Always Proud Hub titles “Generation Drag,” “The Book of Queer” and “Trixie Motel,” a new season of “Love in Paradise: The Caribbean” and new Series “Hungry for Answers.”
[via press release from Discovery, Inc.]
DISCOVERY+ ANNOUNCES JUNE PROGRAMMING SLATE

Highlights Include Always Proud Hub Titles Generation Drag, The Book of Queer and Trixie Motel, a New Season of Love in Paradise: The Caribbean and New Series Hungry for Answers

New York, NY – May 26, 2022 – discovery+, the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service from Warner Bros. Discovery, today announced new and original programming that will be available in June. In honor of the legacy, triumphs and challenges of the LGBTQIA+ community, discovery+ unveiled the Always Proud Hub for Pride Month, with premieres including Generation Drag, The Book of Queer and Trixie Motel. Love in Paradise: The Caribbean returns for a new season with three new couples testing if love can last outside of the tropics. In Hungry for Answers, Caroline Randall Williams travels the country uncovering untold Black stories behind classic American food and spirits. Jack Osbourne and his friends go searching for answers to unexplained questions on two new titles, Jack Osbourne’s Night of Terror: Bigfoot and Fright Club. Premieres will also be available across True Crime, Documentaries and Magnolia.

Titles premiering in June include:

Lifestyle

· Generation Drag – Wednesday, June 1

From Executive Producer Tyra Banks, Generation Drag follows five tweens and teens as they and their families anticipate their biggest drag performance at Dragutante, a drag show designed as a platform for LGBTQ+ youth to express themselves. The show gives an intimate look at the lives of these families as they courageously support their kids who are navigating their true identities.

· The Book of Queer – Tuesday, June 2

The Book of Queer celebrates some of history’s most world-changing heroes, whose stories and contributions have been erased, marginalized or straightwashed throughout the years. Blending comedy with social impact, the series will use witty recreations to bring each of the stories to life with a modern tone and feature interviews with revered queer historians and experts who are as colorful as the rainbow flag. From Ancient Egypt to the Stonewall Riots, The Book of Queer will throw history a curveball by examining everything you thought you knew but didn’t. Celebrity narrators include Alex Newell, Dominique Jackson, Leslie Jordan, Margaret Cho and Ross Mathews.

Home

· Trixie Motel – Friday, June 3

Glamorous drag superstar, Trixie Mattel, expands her outrageously fun empire into the hospitality industry, erecting the “gaggiest, most iconic motel that has ever existed” in Trixie Motel. The technicolor eight-episode series follows Trixie, her life and business partner and property co-owner, David Silver, and her team as they tackle the massive overhaul of a ramshackle mid-century motel in Palm Springs, California. After spending nearly two million dollars to buy the dilapidated property, Trixie and David recruit a slew of spectacular helpers to complete the project in time to kick off Pride Month with a grand opening extravaganza. To help out with the epic undertaking, Trixie secures “free labor” from friends, including hospitality mogul Lisa Vanderpump, comedian Nicole Byer, actor and musician Zooey Deschanel, Property Brother Jonathan Scott, and drag queen/partner in crime Katya. More famous friends lend a hand during the season, including award-winning actor Leslie Jordan, musician and model Iggy Azalea, actor and television host Jonathan Bennett, and musician Belinda Carlisle.

Love & Relationships

· Love in Paradise: The Caribbean (season 2) – Friday, June 10

From the producers of 90 Day Fiance, the tropics will provide the backdrop for relationships in various phases – from a couple who met online but will now meet for the first time, holiday flings that turned serious and a vacation romance that turned into a pregnancy. Will meeting in paradise work out once the suntan fades? Love in Paradise: The Caribbean follows three new and two returning couples with so much at stake, they risk more than just a broken heart by putting their relationships with family and friends on the line. Tensions rise and secrets unfold as these couples attempt to join their vastly different lifestyles together and they realize that their compatibility during a short-lived vacation romance may not be suitable for a lasting connection.

Food

· Hungry for Answers – Wednesday, June 8

In Hungry for Answers, scholar, award-winning writer, restaurateur and cookbook author Caroline Randall Williams travels the country uncovering the often untold Black stories behind some of America’s classic and emblematic food and spirits. From the spicy, crisp flavors of Nashville Hot Chicken to the warm, dulcet taste of Tennessee Whiskey, Williams is out to uncover the origin stories of these quintessential American offerings, as well as surface the truth when it comes to the equity, or in most cases inequity, regarding the recognition and reward, for the true founding contributors throughout history. Hungry for Answers is a food show but it is not just a food show, it is a Black food show with an ambitious endeavor to serve up a healthy dose of history with each delicious bite and sip explored. Executive produced by Viola Davis and Julius Tennon’s JuVee Productions in partnership with B17 Entertainment.

Documentaries

· Dr. Delirium & The Edgewood Experiments – Thursday, June 9

From 1955 to 1975, the United States Army Chemical Corps conducted classified human subject research on thousands of soldiers at the Edgewood Arsenal facility in Maryland. The purpose was to evaluate the impact of potent, mind-altering chemical warfare agents on military personnel as an alternative to traditional mortal combat. Today, many of those soldiers believe that the military broke the law and engaged in a decades-long cover-up to hide the truth about what really happened to them at Edgewood Arsenal. Through shocking, never-before-seen footage of the drug experiments, along with exclusive, first-hand accounts from both the mastermind behind the research and the soldiers who participated in it, Dr. Delirium & The Edgewood Experiments will uncover the true story of one of the most bizarre and controversial chapters in recent American history.

Paranormal & Unexplained

· Jack Osbourne’s Night of Terror: Bigfoot – Sunday, June 26

For years, Jack Osbourne and his friend, actor Jay Mewes, have been curious about the existence of the legendary creature known as Sasquatch, Yeti or most commonly, Bigfoot. Now, they’re venturing into a remote region of northern Idaho, the site of the most reported Bigfoot sightings over the last half century, to figure out for themselves if Bigfoot is truly an undiscovered creature of North America’s wilderness, or simply an age-old legend run wild.

· Fright Club – Thursday, June 30

Jack Osbourne and the Ghost Brothers – Dalen Spratt, Marcus Harvey and Juwan Mass – are back with their hilarious and spooky competition to creep each other out with the craziest, most mind-blowing paranormal videos they can find. They’ll talk with the witnesses who captured the footage and get insight from other experts before voting on each episode’s “Nightmare” clip. This season, a few familiar faces join the party to share videos, insight and their own paranormal stories.

True Crime

· My Daughter Joined a Cult – Thursday, June 9

This mind-bending series charts the rise, fall and alleged crimes of a controversial cult leader, Nithyananda, through the eyes of abused survivors, former devotees and most importantly, a father trying to save his daughter from the cult’s clutches.

· Murdaugh Murders: Deadly Dynasty – Sunday, June 19

The powerful Murdaugh family has held sway over the South Carolina “low country” for a century – until now. Alleged murder, corruption, and deception are revealed. Meanwhile Alex Murdaugh, 4th generation of the legal dynasty, stands accused of enough financial crimes to sentence him to more than 700 years in prison… and the saga continues.

· Estonia (season 2) – Sunday, June 19

When Estonia: The Find That Changes Everything was released, it set off a political earthquake. The discovery of new, previously unreported, holes in the wreck of Estonia caused headlines across the world, and the public outcry that followed intensified the pressure on the involved governments to act. Both the survivors and the next-of-kin felt hopeful that their unanswered questions would finally be answered. These follow-up episodes look at the public discourse and the government response in the aftermath of the documentary and revisit key characters as well as new sources to learn of their reaction to the developments of the case. Additionally, the episodes follow the trial where journalist Henrik Evertsson and ROV-operator Linus Andersson are indicted for breaching the grave peace treaty at the site of the wreck. Meanwhile, two competing expeditions to the wreck create an avalanche of new information and data in the case, leading to new theories and findings. Scientists across the world investigate the incoming findings, and make their recommendations for the biggest official investigation of the wreck. Will it be the final journey down to Etonia, and what will they find?

Magnolia

· Silos Baking Competition – Sunday, June 12

Home bakers travel to Waco, TX, for a friendly competition that celebrates the joy that comes from time spent in the kitchen. The bakers are challenged to perfect a favorite recipe for a chance to have their treat featured at Magnolia’s Silos Baking Co.

· Making Modern with Brooke and Brice (season 2) – Monday, June 13

Married duo Brooke and Brice Gilliam have flipped the script on traditional home renovation roles – with Brooke as the builder and Brice as the designer. As more clients seek out their work, they take a leap of faith to launch a home remodeling business.

· Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines (season 6) – Friday, June 17

Infused with her warmth and passion for all things family, Joanna Gaines spends time in the kitchen sharing her favorite recipes, where they come from and why she finds herself returning to them time and time again.

· Where We Call Home (season 2) – Friday, June 17

Homeowners and designers reveal how commercial properties and unconventional spaces were reimagined into modern homes.

For more information on discovery+, visit discoveryplus.com. You can follow discovery+ on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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About discovery+

discovery+ is the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service from Warner Bros. Discovery. With the largest-ever content offering at launch, discovery+ features a wide range of exclusive, original series across popular passion verticals including lifestyle and relationships; home and food; true crime; paranormal; adventure and natural history; as well as science, tech and the environment, and a slate of high-quality documentaries. For more, visit discoveryplus.com, or find the discovery+ app on most mobile and connected TV devices.



HGTV and Food Network Tout Dozens of Fresh Series and Returning Favorites





HGTV and Food Network Tout Dozens of Fresh Series and Returning Favorites Under New President Jane Latman
Top-performing cable networks HGTV and Food Network – which together attract more than 55 million total viewers per month and feature some of the biggest hits on television – will amp up their 2022 schedules with more than 70 new series and hundreds of episodes of popular titles this year.
[via press release from Discovery, Inc.]
HGTV AND FOOD NETWORK TOUT DOZENS OF FRESH SERIES AND RETURNING FAVORITES UNDER NEW PRESIDENT JANE LATMAN

New York [May 16, 2022] Top-performing cable networks HGTV and Food Network – which together attract more than 55 million total viewers per month and feature some of the biggest hits on television – will amp up their 2022 schedules with more than 70 new series and hundreds of episodes of popular titles this year. HGTV, which dominated 2021 as the #1 cable network for W25-54 and delivered its best yearly share in network history for Total Day, Sales Prime and Standard Prime with P25-54 and W25-54 audiences, will produce more than 570 hours of new original programming in 2022, including 33 new series and specials, and 27 returning programs. Food Network, which wrapped up 2021 as the #1 overall cable network in Weekend ITK among W25-54, has roared into 2022 with year-to-date ratings up among W18+ in both Prime (+8%) and Total Day (+3%), as well as for P18+ in Prime (+2%). Food Network is planning for more than 660 hours of new programming for the year, including 40 new series and specials, and 30 returning fan-favorites. The powerhouse nets, which rank as Top 10 cable networks among A25-54 and W25-54 every night of the week, are now helmed by new president, Jane Latman.

“HGTV and Food Network are two of the biggest, most influential brands in television with programming that more than 25 million viewers seek out and watch live weekly,” said Jane Latman, President, Home & Food Content and Streaming, Warner Bros. Discovery, Inc. “We are the established leaders in the home and food genres, and our top priority remains developing, producing and promoting new series that fill our bench with even more talented experts with star power. You also will see us generating fresh ideas that keep our existing fan-favorite series top of mind with this passionate audience.”

HGTV and Food Network will roll out a robust lineup of new programming this summer across both linear networks and discovery+, including these exciting new titles:

Buy It or Build It
Premieres on HGTV Wednesday, May 18, at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Buy It or Build It stars Dallas-based twin brothers and contractors Chris and Calvin LaMont as they help clients decide whether to renovate an existing home to fit their lifestyle or build a new home that is completely customized to their needs. Based on each clients’ budget, Chris finds properties with potential and shares how he’ll use the budget to give the home a fresh look, while Calvin wows them with designs of a newly built home at the same price point. Once clients decide whether to buy or build, the siblings and business partners deliver the perfect dream home for each family.

Guy’s All-American Road Trip
Premieres on Food Network Friday, June 3, at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Guy Fieri, his wife Lori, and his sons Hunter and Ryder, load up their RV and hit the road with a caravan of campers for family and friends on a trip they will never forget. The monster journey up the coast is filled with big adventure, fun competitions, and unbelievable meals, as the Fieris and their friends make their way from Northern California through Oregon and into Washington. From surfing sand dunes to a jet-boat excursion down the Rogue River, and from feasts featuring ceviche made from the day’s fresh catch to whole-hog barbecue, fans won’t want to miss their front-row seat to this epic road trip full of mouthwatering meals and iconic destinations.

Trixie Motel
Launches on discovery+ on Friday, June 3
Glamorous drag superstar, Trixie Mattel, expands her outrageously fun empire into the hospitality industry, erecting the “gaggiest, most iconic motel that has ever existed” in Trixie Motel. The technicolor eight-episode series follows Trixie, her life and business partner and property co-owner, David Silver, and her team as they tackle the massive overhaul of a ramshackle mid-century motel in Palm Springs, California. After spending nearly two million dollars to buy the dilapidated property, Trixie and David recruit a slew of spectacular helpers to complete the project in time to kick off Pride Month with a grand opening extravaganza. To help out with the epic undertaking, Trixie secures “free labor” from friends, including hospitality mogul Lisa Vanderpump, comedian Nicole Byer, actor and musician Zooey Deschanel, Property Brother Jonathan Scott, and drag queen/partner in crime Katya. More famous friends lend a hand during the season, including award-winning actor Leslie Jordan, musician and model Iggy Azalea, actor and television host Jonathan Bennett, and musician Belinda Carlisle.

Hungry for Answers
Premieres on discovery+ Wednesday, June 8
In Hungry for Answers, scholar, award-winning writer, restaurateur and cookbook author Caroline Randall Williams travels the country uncovering the often untold Black stories behind some of America’s classic and emblematic food and spirits. From the spicy, crisp flavors of Nashville Hot Chicken to the warm, dulcet taste of Tennessee Whiskey, Williams is out to uncover the origin stories of these quintessential American offerings, as well as surface the truth when it comes to the equity, or in most cases inequity, regarding the recognition and reward, for the true founding contributors throughout history. Hungry for Answers is a food show, but it is not just a food show, it is a Black food show with an ambitious endeavor to serve up a healthy dose of history with each delicious bite and sip explored.

The Great Giveback with Melissa McCarthy and Jenna Perusich
Premieres on HGTV and launches on discovery+ Monday, June 13, at 9 p.m. ET
The Great Giveback follows Melissa McCarthy, the multi-Academy Award(R) nominee and Emmy(R) Award-winning actress, producer, fashion designer and flea market enthusiast, and her cousin and fellow actress, Jenna Perusich, as they learn the heartwarming stories of exceptional people who were nominated for a home transformation by their loved ones. After that, the home reno obsessed cousins roll up their sleeves, grab sledgehammers, revamp rooms and astonish the recipients with remarkable reveals.

Beachside Brawl: East Coast vs. West Coast
Premieres on Food Network and launches on discovery+ Sunday, June 19, at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Summertime is the best time of year – the sun, the fun and especially the food! From fish tacos to lobster rolls and funnel cakes to elote, Beachside Brawl: East Coast vs. West Coast aims to find out which coast does summer food the best! Representing the west, acclaimed chef Brooke Williamson handpicks four premier beach chefs to put their skills to the test, while elite chef Tiffani Faison lines up her top picks to join the brawl and represent the eastern coast. In this highly anticipated return to battle for these two TOC champs, both captains will cook alongside their teams and mentor them throughout the competition with one goal – prove that their coast does it best! Overseeing this beachside showdown, Antonia Lofaso, who was born in Long Island, NY and now lives in Venice, California, is the perfect host to preside over this battle for the best beach eats. Get ready for this delicious new competition just in time for summer!

Me or the Menu
Premieres on Food Network and launches on discovery+ Thursday, June 30, at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Sixty percent of restaurants fail. Fifty percent of marriages end in divorce. New series, Me or the Menu, follows four couples as they try to beat both odds. Set in the cutthroat world of the restaurant industry, four restaurateurs navigate the challenges of opening their first restaurant with their significant others. Some couples have already opened their doors, while others are diving in headfirst, trying to make it to opening day. The stress of running their first restaurant will put these relationships to the test as these couples strive to keep their dreams and restaurants alive. Will their restaurant and their relationship survive?

Steal This House
Premieres on HGTV Saturday, July 9, at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Cristy Lee (All Girls Garage on MotorTrend TV and MotorTrend+) stars in the Detroit-based home renovation series Steal This House. While she is known for her expertise fixing cars, trucks and bikes, Cristy’s heart is in home improvement. She sees the potential in the most unexpected, inexpensive properties and works to turn them into astonishing homes. For her clients, Cristy proves that it’s worth the risk to buy a lower-priced house that needs work, create a smart renovation budget and invest in a renovation to transform the place into the home of their dreams.

BBQ USA
Premieres on Food Network and launches on discovery+ Monday, July 11, at 9 p.m. ET/PT
It’s the most competitive game in food – BBQ! And in this new series, chef and restaurateur Michael Symon is headed to the biggest BBQ competitions across the country to bring viewers right into the action as he showcases the most elite competitors and top-notch BBQ talent as they battle for the ultimate barbecue bragging rights and prizes. From Georgia to Kansas to Texas, and points in between, Michael takes viewers behind the scenes to join in all the cooking action including a look at the most diehard devotees of this culinary spectacle, and of course, the most drool-worthy, mouthwatering ‘que that you’ve ever seen!

Rehab Addict Lake House Rescue
Premieres on HGTV and launches on discovery+ Wednesday, July 13, at 8 p.m. ET/PT
Nicole Curtis, the home renovation star best known for her hands-on restoration of crumbling old houses in Rehab Addict and Rehab Addict Rescue, returns to her Lake Orion, Michigan, hometown to finish the massive renovation of a historic waterfront cottage in Rehab Addict Lake House Rescue. Nicole revisits the charming 1904 property that she loved at first sight and saved from impending demolition. Now seven years later, she will complete the project – the most difficult, expensive and complicated of her career – to create a stunning lakeside retreat for her family.

Flip to A Million
Premieres on HGTV and launches on discovery+ Monday, Aug. 1, at 9 p.m. ET/PT
In Flip to A Million, HGTV conducts an edge-of-your-seat house flipping experiment as never seen before. The series follows two couples who are both successful house flippers in their respective markets: Jonathan and Danielle Wrobel of Long Island, New York, and Jason and EJ Williams of Chicago, Illinois. The pairs are dropped in an unfamiliar city – Dallas, Texas – where they 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 works the real estate and flipping market to buy and sell properties. Their goal: build to a $1 million house sale in just six months. To try to make it happen, the duos must go to any length to flip to a million.

It’s CompliPlated
Premieres on Food Network and launches on discovery+ Thursday, August 11, at 10 p.m. ET/PT
It’s CompliPlated is a hilarious new cooking show that has determined chefs attempting to please the most particular panel of eaters with the same plate of food. Hosted by New York Times bestselling-author, actress, vegan foodie and inaugural Food Network Hot List designee, Tabitha Brown, this series is for all the home cooks out there who are looking for ways to make the delicious dishes we all love, while accommodating all the different diets, food allergies and tastes in their household. Chopped judge and Tournament of Champions II winner, Maneet Chauhan, joins the action each week as the competing chefs pull out all the stops to see who can make the best, universal meal for their complicated, picky preferences and walk away with $10,000!

First Home Fix
Premieres on HGTV Saturday, August 27, at 9 p.m. ET/PT
First Home Fix spotlights design duo and real-life couple, Austin Coleman and Raisa Kuddus, as they create custom one-of-a-kind renovations for eager millennial clients. Austin and Raisa show these first-time homeowners how to best stretch their tight budgets using sweat equity and strategic, uniquely personalized design decisions. In the end, the pair helps their young clients transform their dated properties into a home they never dreamed would be possible.

Bobby and Sophie on the Coast
Premieres on Food Network and launches on discovery+ Monday, August 22, at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Get ready to hit the road with Bobby Flay and his daughter, Sophie, as they set off on an incredible food tour across the sunny California coastline to explore the Los Angeles spots, old and new, that are part of the city’s exploding food scene. Together, they are on a mission to visit amazing restaurants and inspired chefs and enjoy the delectable and inventive cuisine created from the best the area has to offer. From glamorous Hollywood establishments to the urban revival of Downtown LA’s hot new eateries, to fresh seafood in sunny beach-towns, Bobby and Sophie give us a front row seat as they share what they enjoy most, tracking down and trying the most extraordinary eats around. And with so much inspiration from their culinary travels, Bobby can’t resist using the very local ingredients to cook up his own delicious dishes that perfectly reflect what LA cuisine is all about.

Guy’s Ultimate Game Night
Premieres on Food Network Wednesday, August 31, at 9 p.m. ET/PT
If you put a game show and a food competition show in a blender, you get Guy’s Ultimate Game Night. Hollywood celebrities and their closest friends and family join host Guy Fieri in the Flavortown Lounge for an evening of food, drinks and off-the-hook food-related games and trivia like “Dish Pics,” “The Guy-Q Test,” and “Charade the Pantry,” as well as hands-on food challenges like “Blind Baker” and “Omelette Offs.” It’s all fun and games as the guests must stay on their toes as they battle for crazy prizes, and the best part is, it’s all in the name of charity!

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

ABOUT FOOD NETWORK

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 Warner Bros. Discovery (NASDAQ: WBD), a leading global media and entertainment company that creates and distributes the world’s most differentiated and complete portfolio of content and brands across television, film and streaming. Available in more than 220 countries and territories and 50 languages, Warner Bros. Discovery inspires, informs and entertains audiences worldwide through its iconic brands and products which also include: Discovery Channel, discovery+, CNN, DC, Eurosport, HBO, HBO Max, HGTV, OWN, Investigation Discovery, TLC, Magnolia Network, TNT, TBS, truTV, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Television, Warner Bros. Games, New Line Cinema, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies, Discovery en Español, Hogar de HGTV and others. For more information, please visit www.wbd.com.

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 9.7 million people each month; a social footprint of 27 million; HGTV Magazine, a monthly publication that reaches more than one million readers; and exclusive collections of home-oriented products through the HGTV Home(R) consumer products line. Viewers can become fans of HGTV and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and TikTok. HGTV is owned by Warner Bros. Discovery, a leading global media and entertainment company available in more than 220 countries and territories and 50 languages whose portfolio also includes Discovery Channel, discovery+, CNN, DC, Eurosport, HBO, HBO Max, Food Network, OWN, Investigation Discovery, TLC, Magnolia Network, TNT, TBS, truTV, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Television, Warner Bros. Games, New Line Cinema, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies, Discovery en Español, Hogar de HGTV and others. For more information, please visit www.wbd.com.

ABOUT DISCOVERY+

discovery+ is the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service from Warner Bros. Discovery. With the largest-ever content offering at launch, discovery+ features a wide range of exclusive, original series across popular passion verticals including lifestyle and relationships; home and food; true crime; paranormal; adventure and natural history; as well as science, tech and the environment, and a slate of high-quality documentaries. For more, visit discoveryplus.com, or find the discovery+ app on most mobile and connected TV devices.



Trixie Mattel Serves Up the Hottest Renovation Palm Springs Has Ever Seen





Drag Superstar Trixie Mattel Serves Up the Hottest Renovation Palm Springs Has Ever Seen in New discovery+ Series “Trixie Motel”
Available to stream beginning Friday, June 3, the eight-episode series will follow Trixie, her partner and property co-owner, David Silver, and her team as they tackle the massive overhaul of a ramshackle mid-century motel in Palm Springs, California.
[via press release from Discovery, Inc.]
DRAG SUPERSTAR TRIXIE MATTEL SERVES UP THE HOTTEST RENOVATION PALM SPRINGS HAS EVER SEEN IN NEW DISCOVERY+ SERIES “TRIXIE MOTEL”

(New York, N.Y.) – Glamorous drag superstar, Trixie Mattel, will expand her outrageously fun empire into the hospitality industry, erecting the “gaggiest, most iconic motel that has ever existed” in her new discovery+ series Trixie Motel. Available to stream beginning Friday, June 3, the eight-episode series will follow Trixie, her partner and property co-owner, David Silver, and her team as they tackle the massive overhaul of a ramshackle mid-century motel in Palm Springs, California. After spending nearly two million dollars to buy the dilapidated property, Trixie and David will recruit a slew of spectacular helpers to complete the project in time to kick off Pride Month with a grand opening extravaganza. To help out with the epic undertaking, Trixie secures “free labor” from friends, including hospitality mogul Lisa Vanderpump, comedian Nicole Byer, actor and musician Zooey Deschanel, Property Brother Jonathan Scott, and drag queen/partner in crime Katya. More famous friends lend a hand during the season, including award-winning actor Leslie Jordan, musician and model Iggy Azalea, actor and television host Jonathan Bennett, and musician Belinda Carlisle.

“When I first walked into the dark and dingy motel, I was disgusted, horrified and I just wanted to take a match to the place,” said Trixie. “But then I thought about how a little paint and glitter can turn a 32-year-old bald man from Wisconsin into a Hollywood darling, and I knew with our talented team and some strategic reconstructive surgery, we could turn this dump into a dazzler!”

Tucking into the renovation, Trixie will tour the motel, which she has only seen online, and get a shocking reality check. The property will need a full facelift, including the janky guest rooms with decades-old shag carpet and crusty wood paneling; busted air conditioning and electrical wiring; as well as the ruined pool and disastrous landscaping. Parasol in hand, Trixie will welcome Lisa Vanderpump with open arms, hoping for sage business advice and an inspirational shopping trip to get the renovation started. Throughout the season, Trixie and team push the limits of their imagination to create a motel featuring seven uniquely themed rooms, a spectacular pool area, lobby and bar that will inspire guests to feel their Palm Springs fantasy.

To get the motel in drag, Trixie and David also will enlist fashion and interior designer Dani Dazey, who will bring her maximalist, elevated kitschy style to each space, alongside no nonsense Palm Springs project manager David Rios. Throughout the season, even more of Trixie’s most fabulous friends will pop in to participate in the process, including: social media star and comedian Brittany Broski; actor and model Gigi Gorgeous; actor Emily Hampshire; and recording artist Orville Peck. Social media superstars The Old Gays; Nic Scheppard and Jenson Titus of Very Gay Paint; and renowned drag queens Mo Heart, Jaida Essence Hall, and alien drag queen Juno Birch also will make an appearance. With even more legendary guests at the grand opening party, the season will be flush with star power to ring in the fiercest spot Palm Springs has to offer.

Fans will be treated to extra behind-the-scenes clips, before and after photos, and other fun surprises across the discovery+ social media platforms. Follow @discoveryplus and #TrixieMotel on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok.

Trixie Motel is produced by Scott Brothers Entertainment, with Drew and Jonathan Scott as executive producers.

About Trixie Mattel

The drag legend and RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars winner has blossomed within the worlds of cosmetics (her self-started Trixie Cosmetics company regularly releases quick-to-sell-out new items), blogging (the GOOPED newsletter with Katya via Substrack), writing (Trixie and Katya’s Guide to Modern Womanhood was a NY Times Best-Seller), podcasting (The Bald and The Beautiful is a Queerty Award-winner), digital content creation (her multiple web endeavors recently won her an American Influencer Award), and music (she is a Billboard chart-topping songwriter and performer whose forthcoming double LP ‘The Blonde and Pink Albums’ is set to drop in June).

About discovery+

discovery+ is the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service from Warner Bros. Discovery. With the largest-ever content offering at launch, discovery+ features a wide range of exclusive, original series across popular passion verticals including lifestyle and relationships; home and food; true crime; paranormal; adventure and natural history; as well as science, tech and the environment, and a slate of high-quality documentaries. For more, visit discoveryplus.com, or find the discovery+ app on most mobile and connected TV devices.



discovery+ Greenlights Raucous Renovation Romp “Trixie Motel”





discovery+ Greenlights Raucous Renovation Romp “Trixie Motel” Starring Drag Royalty Trixie Mattel
In the eight hour-long episodes coming to the streaming service in 2022, Trixie will face the reality of having invested her life savings into a rundown motel in super-trendy Palm Springs, California.
[via press release from Discovery, Inc.]
DISCOVERY+ GREENLIGHTS RAUCOUS RENOVATION ROMP “TRIXIE MOTEL” STARRING DRAG ROYALTY TRIXIE MATTEL

— Eight hour-long episodes available to stream in 2022–

(New York, N.Y.) – Drag superstar Trixie Mattel, who has taken the world by storm with her outrageous sense of humor and vivacious, retro-kitschy style, is venturing into uncharted waters with newly greenlighted discovery+ series, Trixie Motel. In the eight hour-long episodes coming to the streaming service in 2022, Trixie will face the reality of having invested her life savings into a rundown motel in super-trendy Palm Springs, California. However, with help from her boyfriend and co-owner, David, among other fabulous helpers, she will take on the massive renovation. During the series, Trixie and her team will tackle a commercial kitchen, pool area and seven uniquely themed motel rooms to create the ultimate drag paradise.

“Trixie is an entertaining performer, but most people don’t associate her with renovation,” said Jane Latman, president, HGTV, whose team greenlights home content for discovery+. “We know Trixie will create a fantasy-filled motel makeover with grit, wigs and fun. It’ll be a series unlike any we’ve seen.”

“I can’t wait to give this run-down motel the facelift it so desperately needs,” said Trixie. “With help from my most famous celebrity friends, we’re going to create the glossiest drag motel of your wildest fever-dreams.”

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Fans also are invited to connect with the series across the discovery+ digital platforms at discoveryplus.com and via @discoveryplus and #TrixieMotel on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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