If you watch HGTV, then you’ve probably noticed that they’ve been trying to freshen up their image and attract younger viewers with new shows like Home by Novogratz while ditching old standbys like Designed to Sell (long-time HGTV staple Clive Pearse went with it).
An HGTV press release announces that new shows like Property Brothers, Dina’s Party, and Home by Novogratz have been so successful that they’re expanding their lineup to include “more character-driven series, design reality competitions and entertaining specials with voyeuristic appeal.” Here’s what else it says we’ve got to look forward to:
HGTV’S FALL/WINTER PROGRAMMING OFFERS MORE PEEPING & PERSONALITIES
NEW YORK, N.Y. (For Immediate Release)
Production is underway for more than thirty new series and specials as well as new episodes of popular returning series, including Design on a Dime, Property Brothers and Selling NY.
Junk Gypsies (Sneak Peek Sunday, November 27)
Designers Amie Sikes and Jolie Sikes take their unusual design philosophy on a special mission to find “junk” and use it to transform homes.
The new elimination-competition that pits three interior designers against each other in a battle of design wits to win over one homeowner. The ultimate winner will go on to makeover a room in the lucky owner’s home.
Eight talented designers led by Jonathan Pierce at the Nashville design firm Pierce and Company collaborate to create stunning room makeovers for clients such as Leann Rimes, Eddie Cibrian and Danny Gokey.
White Room Challenge
It’s everyone’s favorite episode of HGTV Design Star, and now it’s a series all its own! David Bromstad hosts up-and-coming designers from around the country as they compete to create the most original, eccentric and outrageous White Rooms you’ve ever seen. Jamie Durie heads the expert judging panel which will award the grand prize of $10,000 cash.
My First Renovation
A documentary series that takes an unvarnished look at the realities of homeowners going through a first time renovation.
Weekends with Luis
Miami-based contractor Luis Bosch helps homeowners tackle a weekend project that they’ve always wanted to take on, but didn’t know how to start.
Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri, designers/contractors and cousins, run a New Jersey-based, family construction company, and building dream kitchens is their passion. The cousins will remodel desperately troubled kitchens — turning each one into a work of art.
Follow three groups of brokers from the real estate firms Valerie Fitzgerald Group, Keller Williams and Hilton & Hyland as they build up their roster of millionaire clients, tour spectacular properties, and network their way through the competitive world of high-end real estate.
My House, Your Money
Watch what happens when prospective home buyers turn to extended family members for financial help in order to land their dream home.
They also have lots of specials planned, like HGTV Urban Oasis Giveaway 2011 and Hollywood at Home. Check HGTV.com for programming dates and times.
Do you like any of the new shows that started airing this year? Any of these that you’re excited to see? Or are you like the readers who tell me, “I still miss Matt and Shari!” and “I wish they’d bring Joan Steffend back”?