Ahead of HGTV’s upfront presentation, the U.S. network has revealed seven original series joining the 2012 slate, including another spin-off of its popular House Hunters franchise, and a new series featuring Property Brothers hosts Jonathan and Drew Scott .
The network is giving moms the chance to shine in the slate, with the premiere of Mom Caves on May 12 at 8:30 p.m. EST/PST. Hosted by Beth Stern, wife of radio personality Howard Stern, the series finds sanctuaries within the home for lucky mothers.
Competition series Design Star All Stars launches on July 31 at 9 p.m. EST/PST, and gives six former Design Star runner-ups a second chance to win first prize.
HGTV’s popular Property Brothers hosts, Jonathan and Drew Scott, will launch a new series in September, tentatively titled Buying and Selling. The series sees the brothers helping homeowners take their next steps up the property ladder.
Scoring the Deal provides a window into buying and selling homes for pro athletes. Starring Jason Abrams, who serves as real estate agent and unofficial concierge, tour guide, marriage and credit counselor, the series debuts in October.
Other upcoming series include Million Dollar Rooms, hosted by Carter Oosterhouse and premiering on April 24 at at 8:30 p.m. EST/PST, and House Hunters: Where Are They Now? (w/t), debuting in October and revealing what memorable House Hunters families have been up to after they found their homes. Lastly, Living Abroad, currently without an airdate, will pick up where House Hunters International leaves off, depicting Americans adjusting to language barriers and tackling the challenges of living in another country.
“Our continued success with the House Hunters and Selling New York franchises reinforces the universal appeal of programs that provide a look at how other people live,” said Kathleen Finch, general manager, HGTV. “With the addition of series such as Million Dollar Rooms, Living Abroad and Scoring the Deal in 2012, we’re giving our viewers exactly what they want – more extraordinary access into the world’s most spectacular homes.”