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March 1, 2023

Contact - Chelsey Riemann
Manager, Public Relations
Contact - Amy Hammontree
Director, Communications & Talent Relations

HGTV has picked up eight new episodes of freshman series Rico to the Rescue, which attracted more than 11.8 million total viewers since its premiere on Saturday, Jan. 7, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. In its timeslot, Rico to the Rescue ranked as a top 5 non-news/sports cable program among P25-54, W25-54, upscale P25-54 and upscale W25-54. During the series, builder Rico León and his team, designer Poonam Moore and chief estimator Matt Plowman, help Denver homeowners resolve issues with previous contractors and salvage their renovations. The new season is slated to air in early 2024. 

On HGTV’s digital and social platforms, content in support of Rico to the Rescue garnered 1.7 million video views across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tik Tok and more than 107K page views on

“Rico León’s relatability, empathy and no-nonsense expertise instantly resonated with millions of HGTV fans during his first season,” said Loren Ruch, Head of Content, HGTV. “He’s an authentic champion for homeowners stuck in renovation nightmares.”

“I’m proud of my Puerto Rican heritage and the strong family I grew up in,” said Rico. “I’ve already realized my dream to help homeowners and now I get to showcase this important work on HGTV. I can't wait to get started on a new season of Rico to the Rescue.”

The first season of Rico to the Rescue is available to stream on discovery+. Fans are invited to connect with the series at and by following @HGTV and #RicototheRescue on FacebookTwitter, Instagram and TikTok. And, fans can follow Rico at on Instagram.

Rico to the Rescue is produced by Watt Pictures.



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