NEW HGTV SERIES "COUSINS UNDERCOVER" GIVES COMMUNITY HEROES SURPRISE HOME RENOVATIONS
NEW YORK [For Immediate Release - September 17, 2013] Surprises and life-changing home renovations happen when America's favorite "Kitchen Cousins," John Colaneri and Anthony Carrino, return to HGTV in their new series, Cousins Undercover, premiering on Sunday, October 6, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The hunky duo rallies whole communities to complete home renovations for one favorite neighbor. While the unsuspecting homeowner is spirited away on a short trip with friends or family, John, Anthony and the entire neighborhood work around the clock to complete an astonishing transformation that delivers the biggest surprise of the homeowner's life.
"There's something very special about seeing the goodwill of a community in action and watching John and Anthony's enthusiasm inspire others to unite and give someone else the home of their dreams," said Steven Lerner, svp, programming and production HGTV and DIY Network. We think viewers will be inspired by these stories and awestruck by how these renovations can change someone's life. "
In the premiere episode, Cousins Undercover partners with The Ellen DeGeneres show to surprise single mom and popular teacher, Elizabeth Brehm, with a total home renovation. Since buying the house as a fixer-upper, Elizabeth envisioned her dream bedroom and young daughter's nursery, but larger and more expensive renovations loomed--including the unfinished and uninhabitable second floor. In order to complete the job, the Cousins must enlist help from Elizabeth's neighborhood, family, friends and students who excitedly roll up their sleeves to give her the beautiful home she deserves. As the team of more than 50 volunteers looks on, the Cousins go room to room with Elizabeth to reveal the stunning makeover that is one of the network's biggest overhauls.
Cousins Undercover is fast-paced and emotionally charged as the Cousins find homeowners who can use a helping hand. From building an in-home wrestling gym for a favorite coach to tearing out walls to accommodate amazing outdoor spaces for those who love to entertain, the Cousins inspire team work, big results and a reignited sense of community.
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).