[03/29/16 - 11:44 AM]
DIY Network Says "Bring It!" with 360 Hours of Home Improvement Programming in 2016
The network has ordered 360 hours of new original home improvement programming, including eight new wall-breaking, roof-ripping, house-hauling series, fresh episodes of 22 smash hits and 12 one-hour specials.

[via press release from DIY Network]


NEW YORK [For Immediate Release - March 29, 2016] Home improvement experts who are undaunted by warped floors, rotting walls, rusted pipes and barren landscapes helped DIY Network attract more than 12 million viewers on average each month in 2015. With prime ratings for P25-54 up 8% over year-ago levels, the net has ordered 360 hours of new original home improvement programming, including eight new wall-breaking, roof-ripping, house-hauling series, fresh episodes of 22 smash hits and 12 one-hour specials.

Popular DIY Network themes, such as home repair, renovation and restoration, are showcased in such new series as Sight Unseen, which stars Wes Borland, best known as the guitarist and vocalist for multi-platinum rock band Limp Bizkit, along with his fiancée and fellow musician Carré Callaway, as they gut and restore a massive historic fixer upper in Detroit. Nashville Flipped features Troy Dean Shafer, a contractor who rebuilds homes in historic communities throughout Nashville, while Denver-based builder Keith Nylund buys small historic homes in need of major modern overhauls in Raise the Roof. In each episode, Keith and his team rip off the existing roof and install an additional story - that doubles or triples the home's original size - to make it a family-friendly option for potential buyers.

Many of DIY Network's favorite experts are back with new series and specials. Mike Holmes stars in the new series, Holmes Buys Homes, in which the no-nonsense contractor goes house hunting with buyers and helps them assess potential properties before they make a final decision. Builder Jeff Devlin stars in Stone House Revival, a new series where he restores centuries-old homes in Bucks County, Penn. Pop icon Vanilla Ice stars in the new one-hour special Vanilla Ice Flip Advice (w.t.), in which three teams of rookie house flippers pitch their projects to him in hopes that he invests his time, money and advice into their venture. Vanilla Ice also returns for a sixth season of The Vanilla Ice Project in April. The series, which delivered its highest-rated performance ever in season five, follows Ice and his crew of contractors as they renovate and flip outdated Florida mansions.

The successful Building Off The Grid franchise, which attracted more than 3.5 million total viewers since its launch in 2015, led DIY Network to trigger Building Off The Grid: Big Sky Ranch. The series follows Jon and Etta Smith as they build an off-the-grid bison ranch in Hot Springs, Montana. The ranch includes a home complete with self-sustaining water and electricity, allowing the couple to live freely on the open range.

Inspired by the breakout ratings success of Texas Flip N Move, which follows an ensemble cast of real estate risk-takers who move homes to new lots, renovate and sell them, DIY Network branches out with two new series: Louisiana Flip N Move, where teams move houses across the Mississippi River on barges, and Alaska Flip N Move, in which houses are moved across the frozen lakes and icy roads. The network also picked up Maine Cabin Masters, a new series that stars a group of builders based in northern Maine who renovate old lakeside cabins.

DIY Network's more than 22 returning hits include: Barnwood Builders (Mark Bowe); Salvage Dawgs; Treehouse Guys; Building Alaska; and Yard Crashers (Chris Lambton).

"We can dig a little deeper into the process of home renovation on DIY Network," said John Feld, senior vice president of programming for HGTV, DIY Network and Great American Country. "'Dirty' is a beautiful word on this network and viewers come in droves to experience the passion, dedication and love of the craft that they find on DIY Network."

DIY Network spring/summer 2016 programming highlights:

Holmes Buys Homes
Premieres TBD
For those who want a no-nonsense expert to help them buy a house, master contractor Mike Holmes is along for the ride in DIY Network's new series, Holmes Buys Homes. In each episode, Mike helps buyers look beneath the surface to avoid common home buying mistakes, such as hidden shoddy construction and substandard workmanship. With this superhero by their side, these home buyers know they'll get the best house on the block.

Clint Harp Project w.t
Premieres in April
Chip and Joanna Gainesfavorite Fixer Upper craftsman, Clint Harp, showcases his masterful furniture-building skills in this half-hour special episode. From massive banquet tables and benches to stunning pergolas and dazzling decks, Clint's furniture helps Texas families make the most of their homes and outdoor spaces.

Nashville Flipped
Premieres Wednesday, April 13, at 10 p.m. and 10:30 ET/PT
Nashville Flipped features Troy Dean Shafer, a contractor who renovates historic homes in Nashville. Each episode follows Troy and his team as they peel back layers of previous renovations, such as wood paneled walls, bad paint and worn carpeting to reveal the original beauty of these forgotten homes.

Building Off The Grid: Big Sky Ranch
Premieres in May
In Building Off The Grid: Big Sky Ranch, Jon and Etta Smith are creating an off-the-grid bison ranch in Hot Springs, Montana. The ranch includes a 2,200 square foot home, a corral and feeding system for the bison, an edible garden and self-sustaining features, including water, power and sewage, that allow them to live freely and comfortably on the open range.

Stone House Revival
Premieres Wednesday, May 11, at 10 and 10:30 p.m. ET/PT
Contractor and builder Jeff Devlin restores centuries old historic houses in Stone House Revival. In each episode, Jeff and his team of restoration experts work with homeowners to help revive these dilapidated structures into modern living spaces while preserving their historic integrity.

Vanilla Ice Flip Advice (w.t.)
Premieres in June
Real estate entrepreneur and successful house flipper Rob VanWinkle, a.k.a. Vanilla Ice, gives rookie house flippers the opportunity of a lifetime - a chance to partner with him on their first flip. In this one-hour special, three teams of real estate novices present their current flip opportunities to Rob, who then decides which team to partner with and how much of his time and money to invest in their project.

Raise the Roof
Premieres in July
Denver investor and contractor Keith Nylund scours the local area uncovering small historic gems in need of some big modern updates. During the series, Keith buys a run-down property, tears off the roof in order to double or triple the size of the home and puts it back on the market - all while preserving the home's original character.

Sight Unseen
Premieres in July
Rock star Wes Borland, best known as the guitarist and vocalist for multi-platinum rock band Limp Bizkit, along with his fiancée and fellow musician Carré Callaway put down their guitars and picked up sledgehammers in Sight Unseen. The series features the couple as they move to Detroit to tackle a massive fixer upper - a seven-bedroom Art Deco mansion - that they purchased after seeing only photos of the property.

Louisiana Flip N Move
Premieres in October
In Louisiana Flip N Move, three teams of New Orleans house flippers buy abandoned properties in the Big Easy and then haul the old homes to new locations for a complete renovation. The teams must find creative ways to transport the homes through the city's narrow roads or even float them on barges across the mighty Mississippi River to their new address.

Alaska Flip N Move
Premieres TBD
An Alaska-based team buys run-down homes at auction and then transports them across frozen lakes and icy roads to their final destination. Each episode of Alaska Flip N Move highlights the thrilling journey of hauling a home through ice and snow, as well as the whole-home renovation that follows.

Maine Cabin Masters
Premieres TBD
Builder Chase Morrill teams up with his brother, sister and best friend to save abandoned cabins buried deep in the remote woods of Maine. Chase and his team revive old properties with sinking foundations, rotten frames and outdated plumping and fixtures. The new materials and revamped landscape transform the old cabins - everything from historic cottages to camp cabins in need of major restoration - back to their former glory.


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 owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (SNI).

  [march 2016]  


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