HGTV Offers New Series and Specials Aimed at Design and Pop Culture Fans in Its 2012 Programming Lineup
NEW YORK, Jan. 24, 2012 -- HGTV will roll out more than a dozen new original series and 20 specials in 2012, including a new season of the hugely popular HGTV Design Star, the new design series White Room Challenge and Selling London - a spin-off of the hit HGTV real estate series Selling NY. HGTV's programming will offer an exciting and entertaining lineup that features returning fan favorites, fresh new designers and several famous faces - either sharing their passion for design with viewers or receiving the HGTV treatment themselves.
For the pop culture connoisseur, HGTV will have its fair share of celebrity appearances. In Going Yard, landscape professional and popular runner-up from The Bachelorette Chris Lambton and his fiancé Peyton Wright will transform neglected backyards into amazing outdoor family retreats. In January, LeAnn Rimes and her husband Eddie Cibrian will have their Chicago residence redone by designer Jonathan Pierce and his Nashville-based team in the new series, Interiors Inc.
To round out the program portfolio, HGTV fans who yearn for more information can find of-the-moment expert advice on HGTV.com, including the latest in designer portfolios, craft ideas, seasonal decorating tips, games, new expert blogs and series information. Fans also will have more opportunities interact with fellow HGTV junkies and network design experts via HGTV Facebook and HGTV Twitter.
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HGTV Design Star
Premieres Tuesday, May 29, at 9 p.m. ET/PT
HGTV Design Star, with host and mentor David Bromstad, is a once-in-a lifetime opportunity for an aspiring designer to catapult into the big time by winning their own primetime show on HGTV. During season seven of the series, 12 new designer finalists will be put through creative and clever challenges that are unexpected, suspenseful and highly dramatic. In the end of the final winner will be chosen by the design panel headed by Vern Yip, Genevieve Gorder and surprise celebrity guests.
White Room Challenge
Premieres Tuesday, April 24, at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Inspired by everyone's favorite episode of HGTV Design Star, it's now a series all its own. Each week David Bromstad hosts four up-and-coming designers who compete to create the most original, eccentric and outrageous rooms using a variety of unusual materials. HGTV's Jamie Durie heads the expert judging panel which will award the grand prize of $10,000 cash.
Premieres Saturday, January 28, at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
Eight talented, energetic designers led by Jonathan Pierce make their "home away from home" at the Nashville-based design firm Pierce and Company. In each episode, HGTV will follow this ensemble cast of experts as personalities clash and collaborate to create stunning room makeovers for VIP clients such as LeAnn Rimes, Eddie Cibrian and American Idol finalist, Danny Gokey.
Airs Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. ET/PT
Beautiful Homes takes viewers inside the gated communities, prestigious neighborhoods and most magnificent residences from around the world. From traditional classic abodes to fantastic contemporary retreats, it's the ultimate in home design and offers a rare peek into an exclusive lifestyle. Meet the top decorators, architects and designers who use their expertise and professional design secrets on thousands of square feet with an unlimited budget.
Premieres May 2012
Contractor Chip Wade comes to the rescue of families who love their home and love their neighborhoods, but whose houses no longer suits them. In each episode of Elbow Room, Chip updates and customizes homes with smart and eye-popping renovations. In the end, the homes will once again perfectly fit these families' needs.
Premieres October 2012
Husband and wife designer and contractor, Jenn and Chad have spent 10 years of marriage making beautiful homes for other people. In the new series Making House, they create a dream home for themselves, their three young children and the baby on the way. With ambitious plans, a tight budget, a business to run and three children fighting for their attention, Jenn and Chad have their work cut out for them.
Auction Queen (w.t.)
Premieres July 2012
Christie Hatman, Missouri State Auction Champ, brings her talents and love of antiques on the road in Auction Queen (w.t.), a lively and entertaining new series for HGTV. In each episode, Christie and her team, including son Eli, travel to different towns where they set up an auction. Along the way she visits people in their homes to hunt for hidden treasures, quirky objects, cool antiques and even some high quality junk that she can turn around and sell. It's always a treasure hunt and Christie never knows what she's going to find, but that's a big part of the adventure.
Airs Sundays at 8 a.m. ET/PT
Contractor Kristi Hansen comes to the rescue of homeowners whose neglected homes are on the verge of disaster. Hansen relies on her 19 years of experience and a no-nonsense approach to save these homes before it's too late.
Premieres April 2012
In Going Yard, landscape professional Chris Lambton will transform neglected backyards into spectacular outdoor spaces suitable for entertaining family and friends. In each episode, he and his team will trick out a homeowner's yard with such features as patios, arbors, water features and fire pits. In addition, Lambton's fiancé Peyton Wright will join the family business pitching-in with design projects on the show and helping homeowners plan their first party in their new yard.
Premieres July 2012
London is one of the world's most sophisticated cities - but the competitive real estate market isn't always regal. From luxury mansions to modest flats, the city's buyers and sellers expect royal treatment in Selling London. Just in for time summer games, follow the city's most elite agents as they try to sell some of the most gorgeous homes in the world.
My House Goes Disney
Premieres Friday, February 24 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
From Tinkerbell to Cars to Nemo, the Hinson family loves everything about Disney. With a family this big and a passion that covers everything from fairies to fish, HGTV could not keep this transformation limited to the backyard. HGTV's designers, with inspiration from Disney, took on the challenge of transforming this house inside and out for this very special episode of My House Goes Disney.
I Break For Yard Sales
Premieres Friday, April 13 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
HGTV will join Lara Spencer on her journey in I Brake For Yard Sales as she scours the country for one-of-a-kind pieces to renovate and restore for her best friend's Beverly Hills home. Lara's creative journey will provide viewers with all the tips all the tips they need to execute the best renovations and original home design makeovers for less.
*All dates and times subject to change.
America's leading home and lifestyle brand, HGTV features a top-rated cable network that is distributed to more than 99 million U.S. households and the HGTV website, HGTV.com, the nation's leading online home-and-garden destination that attracts an average of four million unique visitors per month. The brand also includes the HGTV HOME consumer products line which showcases exclusive collections of paint, flooring, soft goods and other home-oriented products, as well as HGTV Magazine, a new home and lifestyle publication published in partnership with Hearst Magazines.