TOP TALENT SCORE NEW PROGRAMMING OPPORTUNITIES ON HGTV
Popular Network Also Bolsters Roster with More Experts
February 12, 2019
New York [Feb. 12, 2019] HGTV stars Christina Anstead (Christina on the Coast), Alison Victoria (Windy City Rehab), and David Bromstad (My Lottery Dream Home) were joined on stage by the network’s newest home renovation expert, New Kids on the Block singer Jonathan Knight (Farmhouse Fixer—a pilot), for a panel discussion about identifying and seizing new on-camera career opportunities. The group appeared today during the Television Critics Association (TCA) tour at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena hotel.
HGTV, which transformed home improvement television with its winning combination of charismatic real estate/renovation experts and homeowners with relatable property challenges, is a pop culture phenomenon that draws more than 40 million viewers per month and boasts 13.8 million fans across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
“From the Property Brothers, Jonathan and Drew, to Flip or Flop’s Christina and Tarek, we’ve mastered the art of building stars,” said Allison Page, president, HGTV. “And when these stars resonate for our audience, we embrace the opportunity to build new hits with them.”
Christina Anstead, who started out on Flip or Flop as a nearly broke house flipper with now ex-husband Tarek El Moussa, will star in her own series, Christina on the Coast, for HGTV this summer. The series showcases Christina as she expands her design business in Southern California, turning her clients’ outdated properties into high-end showplaces.
Alison Victoria is loved by DIY Network fans from her days hosting Kitchen Crashers, but now she’s on the HGTV stage with Windy City Rehab, where she takes major risks on large scale Chicago home renovations. Alison uses her sharp business savvy and knowledge of the local market to transform city fixer-uppers that will appeal to high-end buyers.
The original winner of HGTV Design Star, David Bromstad starred in 11 seasons of Color Splash before hosting HGTV’s hit My Lottery Dream Home. Each episode follows David as he travels the country to help lucky lottery winners find and buy their first high-dollar house.
HGTV also celebrates home experts well known from other fields. Jonathan Knight spent years performing with New Kids on the Block around the world, but once he settled back home in New England, he dove into his passion for home renovation. He’s now an expert renovator whose talents will be showcased in a new HGTV pilot, Farmhouse Fixer.
This spring, HGTV will welcome renovator and designer Grace Mitchell in the new series One of a Kind. Premiering on Tuesday, March 19, at 10 p.m. ET/PT, the series features Grace as she strives to create spaces that reflect her clients’ family stories. In one episode, she creates a starry ceiling design that is a replica of a couple’s first date under the night sky.
“Cultivating and growing home renovation stars is a big part of HGTV’s success,” said Page. “We are passionate about bringing experts with a unique point of view on renovation and design to our audience.”
HGTV will offer viewers new pilots, series and returning favorites, including:
Premieres 2019 TBD
Best known as a member of the Grammy®-nominated boy band New Kids on the Block, Jonathan Knight spotlights his other love—home renovation—in a new HGTV pilot, Farmhouse Fixer. A seasoned renovation expert who has overhauled more than 200 houses, Jonathan takes fans step-by-step as he restores a centuries-old New England farmhouse. He preserves the property’s historic charm and adds a modern layout with high-end amenities.
Premieres Sunday, March 10, at 10 and 10:30 p.m. ET/PT
The allure of a laidback waterfront lifestyle is calling in HGTV’s newest fantasy lifestyle series Mediterranean Life. House hunters search for the perfect Mediterranean escape to call their own, from the rugged mountain vistas along the Spanish coastline of Marbella to the sparkling water surrounding the French Riviera.
One of a Kind
Premieres Tuesday, March 19, at 10 p.m. ET/PT
On a mission to incorporate renovations as unique as her clients, interior designer Grace Mitchell upgrades lackluster Fort Worth, Texas, residences with her imaginative flair in HGTV’s new series One of a Kind. During the series, Grace and her team are determined to wow families with truly exceptional, out-of-the-box overhauls. In each episode, Grace learns the personal story of the homeowner and weaves their rich family history, passionate hobbies and distinct personalities with her innovative design. From custom wallpaper made of love notes to a handmade light fixture crafted from a canoe, her makeovers are anything but conventional.
Christina on the Coast
Premieres Thursday, May 23, at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Best known from HGTV’s hit series Flip or Flop, real estate and house-flipping expert Christina Anstead steps out on her own in the new docu-series Christina on the Coast. Christina helps clients take their properties from outdated to high-end as she expands her design business in Southern California. The series spotlights her personal journey of finding a perfect home to start afresh while balancing parenthood and career—as well as her relationship with now-husband Ant Anstead, star of Motor Trend series Wheeler Dealers.
Returning Fan Favorites:
Windy City Rehab
Airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT
High-risk investments, messy renovations and big pay offs are the name of the game for real estate developer Alison Victoria in the HGTV series Windy City Rehab. Armed with sharp business savvy and a hometown advantage, the skilled designer gambles on Chicago’s oldest fixer-uppers despite their challenges, including costly structural damage, permit delays and failed inspections. After spending big dollars to create gorgeous homes with modern layouts and luxurious style, Alison must attract high-end buyers or risk losing it all.
My Lottery Dream Home
Airs Fridays at 9 p.m. ET/PT
From lucky lottery jackpots to slot machine windfalls, HGTV star David Bromstad travels the country to help his clients cash in on their fantasy property in HGTV’s hit series My Lottery Dream Home. Each episode features David as he takes these instantly rich homebuyers on a tour of three over-the-top houses they never thought they could afford.
Restored by the Fords
Premieres Tuesday, March 19, at 9 and 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
Siblings Leanne and Steve Ford transform tired Pittsburgh-area homes into works of art in HGTV’s Restored by the Fords. Leanne, an interior designer, creates a new look and floor plan with unique custom designs for each home, while her brother Steve, a licensed contractor and renovator, executes her vision to maximize the charm and functionality of each property. With textured walls, creative ceilings and custom exposed staircases accenting the duo’s renovations, their makeovers are anything but run of the mill.
Flip or Flop Vegas
Premieres Thursday, March 28, at 9 and 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
In Flip or Flop Vegas, the desert sun isn’t the only thing that sizzles. High-stakes house flippers Bristol and Aubrey Marunde tackle Sin City’s most dilapidated properties, taking them from shabby to showstoppers. During the series, Aubrey, a savvy real estate agent, incorporates dazzling Vegas-inspired designs into the homes, while Bristol, a builder, executes the major overhauls. Real estate investment in Vegas is a big gamble, therefore the duo must make smart spending decisions to get the highest return on the renos.
HGTV delivers the superstar experts, fascinating families, compelling renovations and stunning transformations that make all things home fun. America’s favorite way to get entertaining, relatable and inspirational home and lifestyle content, HGTV offers: a top 10 cable network that is distributed to more than 88 million U.S. households; a website, HGTV.com, that attracts an average of 9.7 million people each month; a social footprint of 16.8 million; HGTV Magazine, a monthly publication that reaches more than one million readers and exclusive collections of home-oriented products through the HGTV HOME™ consumer products line. Viewers can become fans of HGTV and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. HGTV is owned by Discovery, Inc., a global leader in real life entertainment spanning 220 countries and territories, whose portfolio also includes Discovery Channel, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.