[11/20/14 - 02:23 PM]
HGTV to Sneak Peek Five New Fantasy Lifestyle Series on New Year's Day
The network will sneak peek five new dreamy destination offerings on January 1, including "Half-Price Paradise," "Building Hawaii," "Island Life," "Castle Hunters" and "Living Big Sky."

[via press release from HGTV]


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NEW YORK [For Immediate Release - November 20, 2014 DRAFT] Fans who want to explore fantasy living from the comfort of their couches will love HGTV's growing slate of lifestyle programs.The network will sneak peek five new dreamy destination offerings on January 1, including Half-Price Paradise (Scott Brothers Entertainment, Inc.), Building Hawaii (Zodiak USA), Island Life (Left/Right, Inc.), Castle Hunters(Magilla Entertainment) and Living Big Sky (Orion Multimedia).

"Audiences respond well to our destination programming because the content is entertaining and showcases lifestyles that are surprisingly accessible and affordable," said Allison Page, general manager and senior vice president, HGTV and DIY Network. "We've got a show for every type of destination dreamer - whether they want to live lakeside, on a tropical island, in a castle or on a mountaintop."

Here are the descriptions for the series getting a preview on January1:

*Due to HGTV's live coverage of the Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year's Day, the affected Eastern and Pacific air times have been noted accordingly.

Castle Hunters at 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.ET/7 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. PT

These American home buyers want a place with several bedrooms, a big property and plenty of space for entertaining. Oh, and it also needs to be... a castle. Each episode of Castle Hunters takes viewers inside some of Europe's most amazing properties. From the South of France to the rolling hills of Ireland, our American castle-seekers decide if the manor lifestyle is for them.

Half-Price Paradise at 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. ET/11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. PT

Half-Price Paradise follows families who move to a new city that's both spectacular and surprisingly affordable. Each episode showcases the out-of-towners as they hunt for a home, experience all that the new location has to offer and calculate the savings of the lower-cost lifestyle. In the end, they reveal what they'll gain when they leave their higher-cost lives behind and make the move to their half-price paradise.

Living Big Sky at 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. ET/3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. PT

Couples explore Big Sky Montana to search for a new home and decide if country life is right for them. In a stunning setting with unique housing opportunities, HGTV follows along to find out if these home-seekers are ready to make the move to one of the most beautiful areas in America.

Island Life at 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. ET/PT

Tropical dreamers tour island properties that fit into any budget, from ultra-affordable to totally outrageous. Everyday families in search of their own slice of paradise will prove that island living can be more than a fantasy.

Building Hawaii at 11 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. ET/PT

Tyler and Diandra Dickinson, a husband and wife building team, live their dream life on the Big Island of Hawaii. The Dickinsons build and renovate Big Island homes so their clients can love living in Hawaii as much as they do.

In addition, HGTV will premiere new episodes of popular series Beachfront Bargain Hunt (Magilla Entertainment), Caribbean Life (Left/Right, Inc.), Lakefront Bargain Hunt (Magilla Entertainment) and Vacation House for Free (Departure Films).

Beachfront Bargain Hunt

Airs Sundays at 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. ET/PT beginning January 4

Beachfront property dreams can come true, even on the tightest budget. In Beachfront Bargain Hunt, home seekers set out to find sanctuary in the sand without breaking the bank.

Caribbean Life

Airs Sundays at 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. ET/PT beginning on January 4

Families leave the mainland behind and head to the Caribbean to live on island time. Each episode follows the potential home buyers as they tour gorgeous homes near white sandy beaches in hopes of finding an affordable tropical home.

Lakefront Bargain Hunt

New episodes premiere in March 2015

In Lakefront Bargain Hunt, water lovers learn how to find the lakefront property of their dreams, proving the home-buyers don't need millions to live lakeside.

Vacation House For Free

New episodes premiere in July 2015

Learn how to own a vacation home mortgage free when host Matt Blashaw shows potential home buyers how to spot a hidden gem and transform it into a dream vacation home. From selection to renovation, couples get the ultimate tutorial on how to get top dollar for their vacation rental part of the year, and spend the rest of the year living in a Vacation House for Free.


America's leading home and lifestyle brand, HGTV features a top-rated cable network that is distributed to more than 96 million U.S. households and HGTV.com, the premier source for home-related inspiration, instruction and entertainment, attracts more than six million people each 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. For more information on HGTV HOME branded products and to find a retailer, go to www.hgtvhome.com. 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).

  [november 2014]  


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