DIY Network Greenlights a New Series and Renews Eight Viewer Favorites
New York [For Immediate Release - November 18, 2014] DIY Network greenlighted an order for Breakneck Builds (Tricon Films & Television), a series that showcases the next generation of home construction for families who need a home in a hurry. The network, which recently achieved its most-watched October ever in prime, also announced returning viewer favorites: Rehab Addict (Departure Films), Kitchen Crashers (Big Table Media), Building Alaska (Orion Multimedia), Family Under Construction Hawaii (Departure Films), Sledgehammer (JayTV Inc.), Bath Crashers(Big Table Media), Garage Gold (Paper Route Productions Inc.) and Salvage Dawgs (Trailblazer Studios).
"We present viewers with new and entertaining possibilities when it comes to home renovation," said Allison Page, general manager, HGTV and DIY Network. "Breakneck Builds showcases innovative building methods that people may not have considered before; while fresh episodes of popular series like Sledgehammer and Bath Crashers offer the thrill of demolition and renovation that our viewers love."
In Breakneck Buildsfamilies no longer need to wait months to build a new home. The series follows construction crews as they build pre-fabricated modular homes on the factory floor, transport the pieces via semis and assemble the homes on-site for new homeowners in just two days.
The returning series on the network's slate feature home remodeling projects from both DIY Network veterans and rookie renovation families. Rehab Addict's Nicole Curtis harnesses her experience with interior design, contracting and real estate to rebuild neighborhoods one house at a time in Detroit and Minneapolis. In Kitchen Crashers, homeowners get more than they bargained for when they run into designer Alison Victoria and her Kitchen Crashers at the neighborhood home improvement store. If the homeowners agree, Alison follows them home and transforms their old kitchen into a showstopper. Building Alaska follows daring individuals who set out to construct their amazing off-the-grid properties in the Alaskan wilderness, while Family Under Construction Hawaii tags along with families who attempt to transform fixer-uppers into tropical dream homes.
The network also has renewed several additional programs. Sledgehammer,a series that features homeowners who think they're trying out for a home improvement show, but instead get a surprise visit from contractor Jason Cameron, who promises to fix any room they can completely demolish in 30 minutes. In Bath Crashers unsuspecting homeowners get the ultimate surprise of a beautiful new bathroom when contractor Matt Muenster and his Bath Crashers crew ambush them in the home improvement aisle. During each episode of Garage Gold overstuffed spaces transform into functional places when Kraig Bantle and his family business, Garage Brothers, step in to clear the clutter free of charge. Homeowners get the tidy garage, attic or basement they've always dreamed of and Kraig gets to keep whatever he finds. The new season of Salvage Dawgs features Robert Kulp and Mike Whiteside, co-owners of an architectural salvage business Black Dog Salvage, as they bid on condemned homes and buildings to save beautiful and historic structural pieces before they are lost forever.
ABOUT DIY NETWORK
DIY Network, from the creators of HGTV and Food Network, is the go-to destination for rip-up, knock-out home improvement television. Currently in more than 58 million homes, DIY Network's programming covers a broad range of categories, including home improvement and landscaping. The network's award-winning website, DIYNetwork.com, consistently ranks among America's top home and garden Internet destinations for entertaining videos, home improvement advice, step-by-step instructions, message boards, blogs, an interactive program guide and more. Viewers can also become fans of DIY Network and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts and do-it-yourselfers through Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., DIY Network is wholly owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (SNI).