CELEBRITIES, RENOVATING FAMILIES AND FIXER-UPPERS TAKE CENTER STAGE IN NINE NEW SERIES ON HGTV
NEW YORK (For Immediate Release - April 18, 2014) Celebrity home remodels, house-flipping adventures and winner-takes-all home renovation competitions become a family affair on HGTV as the network adds nine new series to its 2014 lineup. The highly anticipated new series, The Jennie Garth Project, will premiere in June and will follow single mom and actress Jennie Garth, star of Beverly Hills, 90210, as she renovates a dated Hollywood Hills, Calif. house for herself and her three daughters. In July, HGTV will premiere its next high-stakes renovation rivalry, Flipping the Block. The competition series, hosted by Josh Temple (House Crashers), will star popular HGTV and DIY Network experts including David Bromstad, Nicole Curtis (Rehab Addict) and Scott McGillivray (Income Property) as they mentor four couples who will compete to win big money in the ultimate home-flipping competition.
In November, Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott, stars of HGTV's top-rated series Property Brothers, Buying & Selling and Brother vs. Brother, will tackle their biggest renovation challenge ever in The Brothers Big Reno Project - a series that captures how they manage the highs and lows that come with updating their own family's Las Vegas retreat.
"Many of our new series will focus on families and their real-life experiences," said Allison Page, general manager, HGTV and DIY Network. "Since family is the cornerstone of any decision related to home, we'll showcase how everyone, including celebrities, deal with the unpredictable. And the story will always be about the compelling journey -- whether or not you are in the market to buy, sell, renovate or flip."
HGTV's new lineup also will highlight the realities of handling home renovations with a family in tow. Flip It Forward will feature real estate entrepreneurs and dads, David Benham and Jason Benham as they leverage their good-natured sibling rivalry to help families find a fixer-upper and transform it into the dream home they never thought they could afford. The new series Fixer Upper will feature husband and wife home-remodeling team Chip and Joanna Gaines as they balance their successful home-flipping business with parenting four young children. My Big Family Renovation will follow Austin, Texas-based author and popular mommy blogger Jen Hatmaker as she and husband Brandon sell their home and move with their five kids into a place that needs a major remodel.
Additional new series will include Genevieve's Renovation, which will follow HGTV's popular designer Genevieve Gorder as she remodels her own New York City apartment; Vacation House for Free, "a find it, renovate it, rent it and vacation in it" series featuring Yard Crashers host Matt Blashaw and Sold on the Spot, a series that will featurehost Josh Temple as he helps couples who are determined to buy their dream home whether or not it's for sale.
Here is a closer look at the additions to the HGTV lineup:
Premieres: Thursday, April 24, at 11 p.m. ET/PT
Hosts: Chip and Joanna Gaines
Texas design and remodeling pros Chip and Joanna Gaines are helping homebuyers by convincing them to buy the worst house on the best block and then make it beautiful. Each episode features the duo as they design, construct and transform a scruffy property into the home of their client's dreams. At the end of the day, the couple also has an old home of their own to restore - a rustic farmhouse where they live with their four kids.
Premieres: June TBD
Host: Genevieve Gorder
Designer Genevieve Gorder takes on her biggest project yet - renovating her own New York City apartment. The series follows the HGTV star as she breaks down walls to expand her tiny 1850s apartment into a fabulous space for her and her daughter. Since the apartment next door has been untouched for 40 years, Genevieve faces one of her toughest projects to date as she renovates and redesigns the larger space to create her dream home.
The Jennie Garth Project
Premieres: June TBD
Host: Jennie Garth
The Jennie Garth Project follows the single mom and actress Jennie Garth, star of Beverly Hills, 90210, as she renovates a dated Hollywood Hills, Calif. house for herself and her three kids. Throughout the series Jennie and her contractor transform an entire home while managing the budget-conscious mom's renovation expenses. To save money, Jennie plans to refinish the old kitchen and bathroom cabinets and cranks up a chainsaw to clear the brush and small trees from her property. The series features a whole-home renovation, including the kids' bedrooms, master bedroom and the living room.
My Big Family Renovation
Hosts: Jen and Brandon Hatmaker
Mommy blogger Jen Hatmaker and her husband Brandon sell their home and move with their five kids into a 105-year old fixer upper just minutes away. The family of seven will live in the house while turning it into their dream home, yet they manage the experience like a once-in-a-lifetime adventure they'll never forget.
Vacation House for Free
Host: Matt Blashaw
Learn how to own a vacation home mortgage free when licensed contractor and real estate expert Matt Blashaw shows home seekers how to spot a hidden gem and transform it into a big time moneymaker. From selection to renovation, couples who have the help of Matt, the fearless home renovator, on their side will 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. Whether it's a fixer-upper in wine country or by a gorgeous beach, the series shows that it is possible to own a vacation home in a dream destination.
Flipping the Block
Premieres: July 20, at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Host: Josh Temple
Host Josh Temple guides viewers through the action as four teams battle it out in an eight-episode renovation competition to rebuild identical living spaces from the ground up. Each team of two will move in, demo the place and make over the entire home before it goes on the auction block. The winning duo keeps the return on investment, plus a $50,000 cash prize. Along the way, they will be mentored by HGTV and DIY Network all-stars, including David Bromstad, Nicole Curtis (Rehab Addict) and Scott McGillivray (Income Property).
Sold on the Spot
Host: Josh Temple
Host Josh Temple teams up with couples who are taking desperate measures to find a home in their dream neighborhoods. They're knocking on every door and asking to buy houses within 24 hours. It is love at first sight for these determined homebuyers as they offer up some irresistible prices and ask for homes to be Sold on the Spot.
Flip It Forward
Hosts: David Benham and Jason Benham
After a decade of flipping houses for profit, brothers David Benham and Jason Benham now help families buy the homes they never thought they could afford. In each episode, the guys help a deserving family find a fixer-upper and transform it into their forever home - with a healthy dose of sibling rivalry between the brothers along the way.
The Brothers Big Reno Project
Hosts: Jonathan and Drew Scott
The Brothers Big Reno Project is an entertaining new series featuring HGTV's popular Property Brothers Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott as they join forces to complete a massive renovation of the Scott family home Las Vegas just in time for a family reunion.
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