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TLC lines up Saturday property block

American lifestyle network TLC will later this month launch 'Saturday House Party,' a weekly programming block dedicated to property and home improvement.
April 12, 2013

American lifestyle network TLC will later this month launch a weekly programming block on Saturdays, dedicated to property and home improvement.

The block, called ‘Saturday House Party,’ kicks off on April 20 at 9 p.m. EST with Four Houses, a 12-part series in which four homeowners are invited to preview, critique and score each other’s homes for the chance to win US$10,000.

“Inside all of us is a borderline nosy neighbor, dying to catch a glimpse into the homes and lives of those around us,” said Amy Winter, general manager of TLC. “Saturday House Party goes beyond home improvement, offering programs to satisfy that curiosity, revealing the surprising commonalities – and wacky personalities – behind their front doors.”

Other shows featured in the block include Insane Bathrooms, which premieres April 27 at 10 p.m. EST. The show looks at unique bathrooms, from “a bathroom suite inspired by a Lalique chandelier and worthy of a 1930′s movie queen, to a couple who have transformed every bathroom in their boutique hotel into a themed-design based on their favorite movies and TV shows,” according to TLC.

Also on the way is Twisted and Listed, premiering May 4 at 10 p.m. EST. Set in the Seattle real estate market, the show follows realtor Theresa Michaels, who tackles problem properties that no one else will touch.

In Honey Do, meanwhile, a team of handy men come to the aid of a wife whose husband is struggling to deal with her ‘to-do’ list of home renovations. The series premieres with back-to-back 30-minute episodes on May 11 at 10 p.m.

Finally, the network will air one-hour special Surreal Estate on May 18 at 10 p.m. The program follows homebuyers searching for one-of-a-kind properties that appeal to their unique tastes, such as “a house in the shape of a pyramid, a converted missile silo, and a home whose interiors are loosely based off of a Dr. Seuss adventure.”

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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