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Posted Monday 10/08/18 at 6:10PM EDT
Lance Bass officially joins HGTV's Brady Bunch house reality show after losing bid to buy the iconic house
Bass will serve as a producer on the untitled Brady Bunch home renovation show. “The fans came to my rescue. They saw how hosed I got,” he tells People, referring to losing the bidding war to HGTV. “They forced HGTV’s hand to get me involved.”
Posted Thursday 9/20/18 at 1:16PM EDT
HGTV renews Flip or Flop Vegas
The first Flip or Flop spinoff has been picked up for a third 10-episode season.
Posted Friday 9/14/18 at 3:04PM EDT
The Brady Bunch house renovation show producers send freshly baked cookies to upset neighbors
Lando Entertainment, which is filming an HGTV show about The Brady Bunch house's renovation, sent the cookies and a lengthy letter in hopes of making peace with neighbors upset with HGTV's purchase.
Posted Thursday 9/13/18 at 1:29PM EDT
Several HGTV shows are delaying production due to Hurricane Florence
House Hunters and Island Life are among the shows halting their filming in the Carolinas, where the hurricane is bearing down.
Posted Wednesday 9/12/18 at 11:54PM EDT
How the 2008 subprime mortgage crisis paved the way for shows like Fixer Upper and Flip or Flop
Source: The New York Times
HGTV and DIY Network, cable networks dependent on housing and real estate programming, had to shake up its programming lineup following the housing crash of a decade ago. Some HGTV shows were canceled because they didn't fit the recessionary times. Fixer Upper, which debuted in 2013, "was markedly different in tone and purpose from the flashy home TV shows popular in the go-go years before the crash," reports Steven Kurutz. "With their focus on family (the couple have five children), the Gaineses became unlikely stars by celebrating the virtues of responsible home stewardship, rather than trying to turn run-down properties into profit centers." Flip or Flop, on the other hand, "occupied a middle ground between the home-restoration and cash-in genres," says Kurutz, adding: "Built into the premise was a twist: The hosts had Great Recession bona fides. When the real estate market tanked, so did their business, forcing them to downgrade to a $700-a-month apartment. They began feeding off fellow casualties of the mortgage crisis, flipping foreclosures, short sales and bank-owned properties."
Posted Wednesday 9/12/18 at 11:54PM EDT
Hulu inks deal to add five more Discovery channels
Hulu already has the Discovery-owned HGTV, Food Network and Travel Channel. Starting in December, it will add Discovery Channel, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Motor Trend and Animal Planet. Hulu will also get 4,000 Discovery episodes, including four scripted shows from OWN.
Posted Tuesday 9/11/18 at 12:52PM EDT
One of the Property Brothers has turned down The Bachelor four times
Source: Us Weekly
That's according to Drew Scott, who says brother Jonathan Scott "has been pitched like, I think four times now, been approached to be The Bachelor. He don’t need that."
Posted Monday 8/13/18 at 8:43AM EDT
The Brady Bunch neighbors are already fearing HGTV's expansion plans
The Studio City block where the iconic home is located is expected to be overrun by construction workers and reality TV cameras following the sale of the house to HGTV for $3.5 million.
Posted Saturday 8/11/18 at 4:53AM EDT
HGTV paid $3.5 million for The Brady Bunch house -- and the seller might star on its reality show
Source: Us Weekly
The iconic home officially closed escrow today, nearly doubling the original $1.9 million asking price. “I’m so excited for the plans they have for restoration,” seller Kelsey McCallister tells Us of her grandmother’s beloved home. “The world needs more positivity and groovy vibes and that’s what this new show about the Brady Bunch house will bring.” A source tells Us that McCallister, 38, “is set to be a co-executive producer and star in the upcoming program.”
Posted Thursday 8/09/18 at 7:12PM EDT
HGTV reportedly plans to expand The Brady Bunch house and gut the interior to make it look Brady-like
The interior of the house looks nothing like The Brady Bunch, so HGTV plans to transform the house to give it the show's iconic 1970s look, reports TMZ. There's also a plan to expand the backyard by as much as 4,000 square feet.
Posted Thursday 8/09/18 at 2:00PM EDT
HGTV is expected to meet with Lance Bass over a potential Brady Bunch house role
TMZ reports that the home-improvement cable network privately reached out to the 'N Sync star after he lost the auction for the iconic house. "It's unclear what role Lance would play on the project, but we're told anything from producing to even hosting is possible ... and he's open for anything," says TMZ.
Posted Wednesday 8/08/18 at 3:28PM EDT
HGTV renews Flip or Flop for Season 8
Tarek and Christina El Moussa may have divorced, but they're not done with their HGTV reality show.
Posted Wednesday 8/08/18 at 12:22PM EDT
Property Brothers' Jonathan Scott hints he may renovate The Brady Bunch house -- with Lance Bass' help?
"Would LOVE to work with you. This is such an iconic home and it reallly played an important part of my childhood reinforcing strong family values," Scott tweeted to Bass after the former 'N Sync member expressed relief that HGTV, which airs Property Brothers, had won the auction for the iconic home. ALSO: Before HGTV was revealed as the winner of The Brady Bunch house, TMZ reported that Scott was one of the final three bidders.
Posted Tuesday 8/07/18 at 2:27PM EDT
Lance Bass: I can't be mad at HGTV for beating me in The Brady Bunch house auction
Bass has responded to this morning's revelation that the Discovery-owned channel outbid him in owning the iconic sitcom home. "HGTV??! Aw man,I’d be pretty upset if it were anyone else, but how can you be mad at HGTV??" he tweeted. "My television is stuck on that channel. Kudos HGTV, I know you will do the right thing with the house. That was always my biggest worry. I can smile again."
Posted Tuesday 8/07/18 at 9:49AM EDT
HGTV wins The Brady Bunch house with plans to restore it "to its 1970s glory"
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
"I am excited to share that HGTV is the winning bidder and will restore The Brady Bunch home to its 1970s glory as only HGTV can," said Discovery CEO David Zaslav, revealing the news during a Tuesday morning earnings call that HGTV will own the iconic Studio City home. He added: "More details to come over the next few months, but we will bring all the resources to bear to tell safe, fun stories with this beloved piece of American TV history." The news comes days after Lance Bass announced he submitted the winning bid. Bass' real estate broker told TMZ in a story published this morning that Bass submitted a bid "just under $3 million." The broker said the seller's realtor even sent paperwork to finalize the deal. According to TMZ, "Lance claims the seller's realtor had a plan all along ... that a studio would come in after the bidding war and outbid everyone -- which is exactly what happened. Lance and his broker claim the seller's realtor lied to them and the other bidders and it was a shameless ploy to make a buck."