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HGTV lines up “Hawaii Life,” “Cousins on Call”

U.S. cable network HGTV has unveiled four half-hour primetime series, focusing on dream properties in Hawaii, a real estate broker for professional athletes, flash mob renovations, and a new series from the Kitchen Cousins duo, all set to debut in 2013.
December 4, 2012

U.S. cable network HGTV has unveiled four half-hour primetime series, focusing on dream properties in Hawaii, a real estate broker for professional athletes, flash mob renovations, and a new series from the Kitchen Cousins duo, all set to debut in 2013.

Hawaii Life will follow the clients who task the brokers at the Hawaii Life realty firm to find their island dream home. The series debuts on January 1 at 9:30 p.m. EST/PST.

Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri, aka Kitchen Cousins, will star in Cousins on Call, a series that sees the contractors taking on more than kitchens. The renovations of outdated and dysfunctional homes in this series can get so big that the duo have to call on extended family for help. The series is set to premiere on January 2 at 8 p.m. EST/PST.

Jason Abrams, a real estate specialist for some of the top athletes in the U.S., is at the center of Scoring the Deal, debuting on January 8 at 11 p.m. EST/PST. The series follows Abrams as he helps NFL players Clinton Portis, Adewale Ogunleye, Cato June, Vontae and Vernon Davis and NBA stars Greivis Vasquez and Jordan Farmar find homes.

Spontaneous Construction, meanwhile, aims to bridge the gap between television and social media, with host Ricky Paull Goldin using social media to recruit a flash mob of carpenters, laborers and helping hands to help homeowners struggling with a renovation project. It will air in February.

“A new year gives us the opportunity to put a different lens on home-related programming and set the stage for viewers in 2013,” said Kathleen Finch, general manager of  HGTV and DIY Network. “Our January premieres are a signal to fans that they can expect new programming vehicles for popular network stars like the Kitchen Cousins, but they also can expect us to showcase the myriad of unusual approaches and fresh characters who are experiencing ‘home’ in unexpected, and sometimes enviable, ways.”

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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