HGTV'S FALL/WINTER PROGRAMMING OFFERS MORE PEEPING AND PERSONALITIES
NEW YORK, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) Building on the success of new series such as Dina's Party, Donna Decorates Dallas and Home by Novogratz, HGTV will expand its core categories of real estate and makeover programming to offer a compelling fall/winter lineup of character-driven series, design reality competitions and entertaining specials with voyeuristic appeal. Production is underway for more than thirty new series and specials as well as new episodes of popular returning series, including Design on a Dime, Property Brothers and Selling New York.
Highlighting experts with larger-than-life personalities, HGTV also will expand its talent roster to include more than 10 new faces. Texas sisters and social media darlings Amie Sikes and Jolie Sikes of Junk Gypsies fame will join the programming lineup along with Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri, designers/contractors and cousins who run a New Jersey-based family construction company and Miami-based contractor Luis Bosch.
HGTV fans will continue to find a rich offering of entertaining content and expert advice on HGTV.com, including designer portfolios, craft ideas, holiday/fall decorating tips, games, blogs and series information. In addition, fans will have increased opportunities to interact with fellow home enthusiasts and HGTV stars through HGTV Facebook and HGTV Twitter.
· Design Wars
Premieres Monday, November 21 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
Design Wars is the new elimination-competition that pits three interior designers against each other in a battle of design wits to win over one homeowner. The ultimate winner will go on to makeover a room in the lucky owner's home!
· White Room Challenge
It's everyone's favorite episode of HGTV Design Star, and now it's a series all its own...The White Room Challenge! Each week David Bromstad hosts up-and-coming designers from around the country as they compete to create the most original, eccentric and outrageous White Rooms you've ever seen. Jamie Durie heads the expert judging panel which will award the grand prize of $10,000 cash!!!
· Junk Gypsies
Sneak Peek Sunday, November 27 at 7 p.m. ET/PT (premieres 1Q12)
Junk Gypsies features designers Amie Sikes and Jolie Sikes as they take their rebellious independent spirit and unusual design philosophy on a special mission to find "junk" and use it to transform homes. The Junk Gypsies, whose clientele includes country music stars and Hollywood actors, have a large and passionate social media fan base of fellow design rebels who first discovered them from gypsyville.com. Finding beauty and value in items that would otherwise end up in the trash, these sisters are raucous and rowdy treasure hunters or whimsical and colorful designer/decorators, but they are definitely not antiquers or pickers.
· Interiors Inc.
Eight talented, energetic designers led by Jonathan Pierce make their "home away from home" at the Nashville design firm Pierce and Company. In each episode, we'll follow this ensemble cast of experts as personalities clash and collaborate to create stunning room makeovers for clients such as Leann Rimes, Eddie Cibrian and Danny Gokey.
· My First Renovation
Premieres Sunday, October 2 at 1:30 p.m. ET/PT
My First Renovation takes an unvarnished look at the realities of homeowners going through a first time renovation. This documentary series will be unforgettable--both for the incredible highs and the lowest lows. In each episode, these reno rookies will find that there are plenty of surprises in store when they toil in their quest for a perfect space!
· Kitchen Cousins
Premieres Wednesday, October 19 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
In Kitchen Cousins, Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri, designers/contractors and cousins, run a New Jersey-based, family construction company. While construction and renovation are the mainstays of their business, designing and building dream kitchens is their passion. Throughout the series, the cousins will remodel desperately troubled kitchens -- turning each one into a work of art.
· Weekends with Luis
Premieres November TBD
In Weekends with Luis, Miami-based contractor Luis Bosch helps homeowners tackle a weekend project that they've always wanted to take on, but didn't know how to start. Over the course of one intense and rewarding weekend, Luis will help homeowners put their skills to use, overcome obstacles and, come Sunday evening, complete an ambitious renovation with an unbelievable reveal!
· Selling LA
Premieres Thursday, October 13 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
From Beverly Hills to the Sunset Strip--Los Angeles is a place where the rich and famous live large, and everyone has a dream. For the region's real estate brokers, landing a client and closing a deal can be as competitive as any casting call. Follow three colorful groups of assertive, razor-sharp brokers from the real estate firms Valerie Fitzgerald Group, Keller Williams and Hilton & Hyland as they build up their roster of millionaire clients, tour spectacular properties, and network their way through the competitive world of high-end real estate. This is SELLING LA!
· My House, Your Money
Premieres November 2011
My House, Your Money reveals what really goes on behind closed doors as prospective home buyers turn to their extended family members for financial help in order to land their dream home. Cameras catch all the drama and high-stakes pressure of the classic generational tug-of-war as families fight for their property pick and struggle to come to a compromise. What could possibly go wrong when the grown up kids want a beautiful home to live in and the parents want a safe place to invest their money?
· Top 10 Income Property Renos
Premieres Wednesday, October 5 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
Income Property host and contractor Scott McGillivray revisits the 10 best income property renovations from the past four seasons! These once-uninhabitable spaces have been converted into amazing rentals, transformed bank accounts and increased property values. Along with spectacular reveals, Scott will show viewers how he helped these homeowners generate income and bring value back to their homes.
· Endless Yard Sale
Premieres Sunday, October 16 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
Three teams have only a few days to compete and "shop `til they drop" at the world's longest yard sale -- covering over 600 miles -- along Route 127. Their mission is to get the most bang for their bucks. Host Kim Myles keeps us posted on their progress, and antiques expert Cari Cucksey counsels each team as they haggle with the pros. At the Endless Yard Sale, only the smartest shoppers will win the extra cash.
· Halloween Block Party
Premieres Saturday, October 22 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
Monica Pedersen hosts Halloween Block Party as it heads to one suburban LA neighborhood, where three neighbors will compete to see who can bring their decorating game to the table and transform their home in the most dramatic way. Their inspiration? Three famous, Hollywood horror films! Each house will have to bring the fright night flick to life in their home with the help of one of our HGTV designers.
· Home Strange Home
Premieres Thursday, November 24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
Why would anyone in their right mind live in a revolving house, a giant shoe, or one made from a 747 airplane?! We've all seen pictures of these crazy places, but now we get to go inside to see the rooms and visit the owners who live there. Host Chris Grundy takes viewers on a voyeuristic indoor and outdoor tour of the country's most eccentric and bizarre homes!
· Hollywood at Home
Premieres Thursday, December 22 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
Ever wonder how your favorite stars live when they're off the red carpet? Hollywood at Home is an intimate look inside the homes of some of the entertainment industry's most intriguing celebrities -- with the stars themselves are your guide! The cameras are rolling as Andie MacDowell, Mark Ballas, Carly Patterson, Kelly Bensimon, Natalie Coughlin and George Jones give you a personal look at the spaces they love and the people who share their home with them.
· Celebrity Motor Homes
Premieres Thursday, December 22 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Celebrity Motor Homes is a one hour special devoted to everything that's truly unique in the world of luxury and design--on wheels. HGTV takes you on a journey that offers exclusive access to spectacular celebrity coaches. From Will Smith's $2 million double decker mobile estate to actor Vin Diesel's high-end luxury motor home, Celebrity Motor Homes gives an unprecedented peek inside state of the art homes on wheels.
· House Hunters RV
Premieres Thursday, December 22 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Instead of waiting until they retire, Jason and Nikki Wynn are looking for an adventure now! The young couple have sold all their furniture and are looking to buy a Recreational Vehicle to become their home for the next two years. Follow along as they pick out the perfect set of wheels, then take to the countryside to blog about their travels!
· HGTV Urban Oasis Giveaway 2011
Premieres Thursday, December 29 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
Designer Vern Yip will take viewers behind the scenes to show how one lucky person's name is selected for the surprise of a lifetime - winning the Chicago penthouse prize in HGTV Urban Oasis 2011 Giveaway. Viewers will join the fun as the winner receives the keys to the penthouse and takes the first step inside their new home.
· The Best Place I Ever Sold
Premieres Thursday, December 29 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
The agents from Selling LA and Selling NY share stories of the best place they ever sold as viewers get beautiful photographic tours of these extraordinary homes.
*All dates and times subject to change.
HGTV, America's leading home and lifestyle brand, is one of cable's top-rated networks and is distributed to more than 99 million U.S. households. HGTV's website, HGTV.com, is the nation's leading online home-and-garden destination that attracts an average of 4 million unique visitors per month. The HGTV HOME consumer products line currently includes exclusive offerings of paint, flooring, soft goods, lighting and other home-oriented products. In partnership with Hearst Magazines, the HGTV Magazine, a home and lifestyle publication, will be available on newsstands beginning October 2011.