HGTV OFFERS NEW SEASONS OF ITS TOP-RATED FAN FAVORITE SERIES
NEW YORK [For Immediate Release - August 27, 2013] Those viewers who want to successfully buy, sell or renovate a home, or learn how to turn their property into money-making machines, can tune-in to new seasons of four top-rated HGTV series: Property Brothers; Love It or List It, Too; Income Property; and Love It or List It. Beginning Wednesday, August 28, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, the dashing 6'4" twin brothers, real estate expert Drew Scott and contractor Jonathan Scott, continue to help potential homebuyers find, purchase and transform extreme fixer-uppers in the fifth season of Property Brothers. The second season of Love It or List It, Too premiering on Sunday, September 8, at 9 p.m. stars real estate agent Todd Talbot and designer Jillian Harris as they compete for the homeowners' final decision to stay or sell. Income Property, premiering on Tuesday, September 24, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, features popular contractor Scott McGillivray as he leads homeowners through the renovation process to turn an unused area of their home into an amazing rental suite. In addition, the eighth season of Love It or List It starring real estate agent David Visentin and designer Hilary Farr will premiere in November.
"Every owner, buyer or seller wants to know how to maximize their home investment and HGTV offers the experts who can take viewers through that specialized process, whether it's real estate advice or renovation expertise," said Kathleen Finch, general manager, HGTV and DIY Network. "Property Brothers; Love It or List It, Too; Income Property; and Love It or List It are strong performers because viewers tune-in for entertaining home-focused 'master classes' with experts who are at the top of their game."
A hit since it premiered in April 2011, Property Brothers continues as a top-rated program on HGTV. Last season it attracted more than 17 million viewers A18+, making it a top 10 rated prime program for this group. The new season features 13 one-hour episodes in which the Scott brothers help homebuyers look past a structure's bleak cosmetic appearance to see a dream home diamond in the rough. Throughout each episode, the brothers surprise even the most skeptical homebuyer as they find, purchase and transform extreme fixer-uppers with stunning results.
The first season of Love It or List It, Too attracted more than 14 million viewers A18+, also making it a top-rated program on the network. The new 13-episode second season follows real estate agent Todd Talbot and designer Jillian Harris as they compete to win over fed-up homeowners struggling to decide whether or not to renovate their existing home or sell it. Each episode features Todd's insights on the real estate market and Jillian's determination to show homeowners how she can transform their worn-out house into a home they can love.
With more than 12 million viewers A18+, Income Property also is a strong performer. Scott McGillivray, a viewer favorite, stars in the eighth season in which he helps homeowners tap the cash potential in their homes by creating a rental suite. During the 13-episode series, Scott transforms unused basements, garage apartments and recreation rooms into beautifully renovated spaces that have the potential to earn thousands of dollars in rent.
America's leading home and lifestyle brand, HGTV features a top-rated cable network that is distributed to more than 98 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(TM) consumer products line which showcases exclusive collections of paint, flooring, lighting, furniture, plants, fabrics and other home-oriented products. In partnership with Hearst Magazines, the HGTV Magazine, a home and lifestyle publication, is currently available on newsstands. Viewers can become fans of HGTV and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., HGTV is wholly owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (SNI).