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LISA KUDROW GIFTS HER COUSIN AND BEST FRIEND A SPECIAL PET-FRIENDLY HOME RENOVATION IN HGTV’S ‘CELEBRITY IOU’

May 10, 2022

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New York [May 10, 2022] While her cousin and best friend, Thea, is out of town, Lisa Kudrow will swoop in and deliver a stunning condo overhaul in a new episode of HGTV’s Celebrity IOU, airing Monday, May 16, at 9 p.m. ET/PT and available to stream on discovery+. Thea, who Lisa says is like a sister, has lost both of her parents in recent years and is selflessly committed to rescuing and adopting abused and older animals. To give Thea the stylish yet durable home she needs, the Emmy® Award and multi-Screen Actors Guild Award® winning actress, comedian, writer and producer will bring in real estate and renovation experts Drew and Jonathan Scott to help pull off the surprise renovation. 

“Thea is my cousin but feels like my soul sister,” said Lisa. “She doesn’t really ask for help—ever. And I know she needs a pet-friendly place, so this is just the best thing ever, because Thea means a lot to me.” 

The Friends alum wishes to update Thea’s living area and outdoor patio to accentuate her eclectic taste and create a more comfortable and functional home. Although hesitant to jump into demolition, Lisa will go all in to kick down a wall, pull up old tiles and tear out cabinet doors with Drew and Jonathan. Then, they’ll incorporate luxury vinyl flooring, performance fabric furniture and an outdoor dog run that will serve Thea and her four-legged friends for years to come.

“Being able to do this for Thea means everything and it will be perfect for her and her fur family,” added Lisa. “It will absolutely change her life.”

Celebrity IOU spotlights Hollywood A-listers who wield sledgehammers and pick up power tools to help an extraordinary person in their lives get the renovation they need. The series features Drew and Jonathan and their celebrity friends as they inspire, entertain and bring fans to happy tears with deeply personal stories of gratitude. Working together with the Brothers, the celebs get their hands dirty to surprise their deserving friends and mentors with the stunning home overhauls. Celebrity IOU is produced by Scott Brothers Entertainment, with Drew and Jonathan as executive producers.

Fans are invited to visit HGTV’s digital platforms for additional fresh content from the new season of Celebrity IOU. Fans can connect with the series at HGTV.com/Celebrity-IOU and by following @HGTV and #CelebIOU on FacebookTwitterTikTok and Instagram for extra show content and updates. Drew and Jonathan also will share more from the new episodes on their social channels at @mrdrewscott (Instagram, Twitter) and @jonathanscott (Instagram, Twitter). In addition, viewers can watch the episodes on HGTV GO the same day and time as the TV premieres—Mondays at 9 p.m. 

ABOUT HGTV

HGTV delivers families with relatable stories, superstar real estate and renovation experts and amazing home transformations that inspire a passionate audience. For anyone seeking entertaining and aspirational home and lifestyle content, HGTV is the place to be. HGTV offers: a top 10 cable network that is distributed to 80 million U.S. households; a website, HGTV.com, that attracts an average of 9.7 million people each month; a social footprint of 27 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. HGTV content also is available on discovery+, the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service available on most mobile and connected TV devices. 

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