[05/27/14 - 11:17 AM] A+E Networks' FYI Channel Unveils Primetime Lineup for July Premiere "Reflecting FYI's mission of inspiring personal creativity across all aspects of viewers' lives, the network will premiere with an authentic slate of series that embrace FYI's adventurous, personalized and non-prescriptive approach to programming," says Jana Bennett.
ADDITIONAL NOTES: completed airing its first season on 9/10/14; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION: (from FYI's press release, May 2014) "Rowhouse Showdown" features renovation expert, Carter Oosterhouse, leading three teams as they battle it out to transform dilapidated homes in Cincinnati, Ohio. Taking on the rundown houses in a distressed neighborhood, the teams will renovate one home each - while also living together - in a bid to raise the property value of the community surrounding them. The team that increases the appeal of their home to the max goes home with the grand prize of $50,000 and their home renovation will be featured in Dwell magazine. Designer, Kathy Kuo; Cincinnati-based house flipper, Jim Bronzie; and Dwell's Editor in Chief, Amanda Dameron judge the team's renovations. Carter Oosterhouse hosts. Produced for FYI by Jane Street Entertainment. Donna MacLetchie and Linda Leeare are Executive Producers for Jane Street Entertainment. Executive Producers for FYI are Gena McCarthy, James Bolosh and Toby Faulkner.