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Posted Monday 12/17/18 at 1:35PM EST
TLC orders Say Yes To The Nest, a home improvement spinoff of Say Yes to Dress
The TLC bridal reality show will tease its spinoff when it returns Jan. 5. The spinoff will allow Discovery to take advantage of its acquisition of HGTV earlier this year.
Posted Thursday 12/06/18 at 3:19PM EST
Chip Gaines: "I felt caged, trapped" as the final seasons of Fixer Upper felt more "staged"
Source: USA Today
Gaines tells Cowboys & Indians magazine that his and his wife Joanna Gaines' HGTV show was "so fun" for the first three seasons, but the final two seasons were "more of a job." "TV was a funny thing for me," says Gaines. "I’m an authentic, sincere person. So, as long as things are natural and organic, I’m in my element. But the more staged something becomes, or the more required something becomes, it boxes me up, and I felt like toward the end of the Fixer Upper journey, I felt caged, trapped." He adds: "Something about breaking out of that has been liberating. Jo and I are both just kinda giddy, just like, 'Man, what’s the future look like, and what’s the next step?'" Chip and Joanna last month announced a partnership with HGTV parent Discovery to launch their own cable network called Magnolia Network.
Posted Wednesday 11/14/18 at 1:20PM EST
The Brady Bunch house renovation is expected to cost more than $350,000
Source: The Blast
HGTV filed permits with the city of Los Angeles that The Blast obtained detailing what the cable network has in store for A Very Brady Renovation.
Posted Sunday 11/11/18 at 4:43AM EST
Chip and Joanna Gaines are partnering with Discovery to launch the Magnolia Network
Source: USA Today
The former Fixer Upper stars announced on The Tonight Show that they are returning to TV with a new network from HGTV owner Discovery. Magnolia Network, named after their design and decor company, will likely replace the underperforming Discovery-owned DIY, Destination America or Great American Country cable channels. "We signed a non-disclosure and it said, quote unquote, you can tell your mother, but that’s it,” Chip joked to Jimmy Fallon. “So mom, I just wanted to make a quick announcement, we are coming back to television. You are going to get to see the kids grow up, you are going to see us, well maybe a six-month delay like the rest of the world, but we are excited to be back.”
Posted Thursday 11/08/18 at 2:22AM EST
The Brady Bunch siblings will be in front of the camera for HGTV's A Very Brady Renovation
The six Brady siblings' reunion last week in front of their iconic house wasn't just a one-off event. Turns out Maureen McCormick, Eve Plumb, Susan Olsen, Barry Williams, Christopher Knight and Mike Lookinland will also star on the reality TV renovation series, with each actor paired with one of the designers. “You know when there are times in your life where everything comes together and it just feels like it was so meant to be and everything feels right? That’s how this feels,” says McCormick, who played Marcia Brady. “It’s so perfect.”
Posted Thursday 11/01/18 at 5:24PM EDT
HGTV reunites The Brady Bunch cast to kick off A Very Brady Renovation
Source: Entertainment Weekly
The six Brady kids, who now range in age from 57 to 64, gathered at the iconic Studio City home that served as their show's exterior before HGTV begins renovation work. Property Brothers Drew and Jonathan Scott, who are producing the reality show based on the "full-scale overhaul” of the single-family home, joined Barry Williams (Greg), Maureen McCormick (Marcia), Christopher Knight (Peter), Eve Plumb (Jan), Mike Lookinland (Bobby), and Susan Olsen (Cindy) for the walk-through. Noticeably absent was Lance Bass, who lost the bidding war to HGTV but came on board last month as a producer. A Very Brady Renovation is scheduled to premiere in September 2019, and HGTV is promising “additional surprise celebrity guests.”
# TOPICS: The Brady Bunch, HGTV, A Very Brady Renovation, Barry Williams, Christopher Knight, Drew Scott, Eve Plumb, Jonathan Scott, Lance Bass, Maureen McCormick, Mike Lookinland, Susan Olsen, Reality TV
Posted Monday 10/29/18 at 12:43PM EDT
While You Were Out is being rebooted for TLC and HGTV
The home makeover reality show that aired for four seasons, starting in 2002, as a spinoff of TLC's Trading Spaces, is being revived to appeal to both TLC and HGTV audiences. The new While You Were Out will feature stars from past and present TLC and HGTV series in a competition format. The show will air at the same time on both cable networks.
Posted Friday 10/19/18 at 6:10PM EDT
New Kids on the Block's Jonathan Knight to host HGTV's Farmhouse Fixer
HGTV describes Knight as a “renovation expert” who has restored more than 200 houses in his time away from the boy band. “Old farmhouses are American treasures,” Knight said in a statement from the network. “Most have been in the same family for 200 years and have never been renovated. And they’re disappearing fast. If we don’t save them, they’re going to be gone.”
Posted Wednesday 10/17/18 at 3:23PM EDT
Property Brothers-inspired sitcom is in the works at Fox
Fox is developing It Takes Two, based on the Jonathan and Drew Scott memoir of the same name that the HGTV stars and twin brothers released last year. Fox has given a script commitment with a penalty attached to the proposed sitcom about "two entrepreneurial twin brothers who decide to join forces in the real estate business when they realize they are stronger together than apart," reports Variety. Brothers Jon and Josh Silberman will write and executive produce the proposed sitcom. The Scott twins have starred on Property Brothers since 2011. They have also starred in several spinoffs, including Brother vs. Brother and Property Brothers: At Home.
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.