[03/12/08 - 05:50 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, March 12 Updates include: Thom Beers brings the "X-Terminators" to Discovery; TLC to celebrate the launch of Discovery PlanetGreen with "green"-themed episodes; plus NBC and Warner Bros. Television begin talks to renew "ER."
ADDITIONAL NOTES: a show on hiatus for longer than 12 months - without any news about its future - is assumed to be canceled
DESCRIPTION: (from TLC's web site, September 2008) In today's increasingly difficult real estate market, eager sellers need to get creative to sell their property. As a result, they are turning to new and unexpected ways to interest – and capture – potential buyers. These buyers are also approaching the possible purchase as seriously as they would finding the right spouse – seeing as many prospects as possible and doing whatever it takes to determine if the pairing is indeed a perfect match. To move the courtship along, TLC plays matchmaker in the series Date My House, hosted by Bob Guiney. Each week, Bob works with a homeowner ready to do just about anything it takes to get their house off the market – including opening the door to the "dating" scene. With the help of design expert Nadia Geller, the team preps the home for its best first impression, assessing what might turn potential buyers off and then using the latest décor and staging techniques to give the house a face-lift and attract the right buyers. Things heat up when the house is ready to date. The typical open house is transformed into a speed dating session that lets potential purchasers get acquainted with the house in a fun and relaxed setting. When a prospective buyer is selected, they are offered the chance to have a serious date with the house – anything from a small dinner party to a funky '70s disco-themed gathering of friends – to see if this is really their dream house. At the end of each episode, will the date lead to a long-term committed relationship in the form of an offer, or will it be a case of "I'm just not that into you?"