HGTV orders more “Island Hunters”

U.S. cable network HGTV has greenlit eight half-hour episodes of the fantasy real estate reality series Island Hunters that will air later in the year.
January 30, 2013

U.S. cable network HGTV has ordered more episodes of Island Hunters, a reality series about home buyers looking to buy real estate on private islands.

Originally launched as two half-hour specials on New Year’s Day, the network greenlit eight more half-hour episodes after 2.3 million viewers in the P25-54 demo tuned in.  The upcoming episodes will be set in locations such as Bahamas and islands off the west coast and in the north-east.

“With the improving housing market, we’ve seen renewed interest in our high-end real estate fantasy programming,” said HGTV general manager Kathleen Finch in a statement. “During cold winter months, our viewers dream of sunshine, summertime and luxury living. With the excellent ratings the first two episodes of Island Hunters received, it was an easy greenlight for us.”

Island Hunters will air on HGTV later in the year.

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