HGTV ORDERS "UNDERCOVER OVERHAUL" FOR COUSINS DUO
NEW YORK - February 11, 2013 - With more than 5.6 million viewers tuning into the January debut of Cousins on Call, featuring real-life cousins and contractors Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri, HGTV is green lighting Undercover Overhaul, a new series for the break-out stars. Currently in production with six one-hour episodes, Undercover Overhaul will document Anthony and John lowering the wrecking ball on outdated, dysfunctional spaces, and surprising neighborhood heroes with stunning renovations. The series will premiere in October 2013.
"Combining the element of surprise with help for deserving homeowners in need of a renovation, Undercover Overhaul is the perfect vehicle to broaden visibility for the cousins," said Kathleen Finch, HGTV's general manager. "A new series showcasing the cousins exemplifies our focus to identify and develop strong talent like Anthony and John, further establishing our dominance in home-related programming."
In each episode of Undercover Overhaul, a real neighborhood hero will be whisked away while the cousins work their magic with new blueprints and a budget-friendly makeover. Furiously paced and emotionally-charged, the series will follow the duo as they work feverishly, using any means necessary, to finish the job before our hero returns home for the big reveal.
Fans of Anthony and John can catch them on HGTV during new episodes of Cousins on Call every Wednesday night at 8 p.m. ET. For additional dates and times, visit HGTV.com. Viewers can also become fans of HGTV and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.
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(R) HOME consumer products line which showcases exclusive collections of paint, flooring, lighting, furniture, plants, fabrics and other home-oriented products, as well as HGTV Magazine, a new home and lifestyle publication published in partnership with Hearst Magazines. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., HGTV is wholly owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (SNI).