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HGTV greenlights “Crowded House,” “Colonial Rehab”

HGTV has ordered four home reno and real estate programs, while sister net DIY has greenlit a series starring characters from Vanilla Ice Goes Amish. (Pictured: Amish RENOgades star Albert Miller, right, with Vanilla Ice, left)
July 8, 2014

More real estate and renovation-related programming is coming soon to U.S. cable nets HGTV and DIY Network.

Programming execs at the Scripps Networks Interactive-owned networks have greenlit five series, four of which will air on HGTV.

In Crowded House from Stander Productions, 15 opinionated strangers tag along with home buying couples as they search for the perfect home. Meanwhile, the Gurney Productions series Tiny House Builders (working title) follows master craftsman Derek Deidricksen as he travels to remote locales to build tiny customized homes.

Half Price Paradisefrom Scott Brothers Entertainment, follows families who are tired of urban living and decide to relocate for better quality of life for a fraction of the cost; while Colonial Rehab (working title) is a Magnetic  Productions series in which Tayloe Emery and his wife Catherine restore their 250-year old Virginia estate.

Finally, DIY Network has ordered the fish-out-of-water series Amish RENOgades, featuring Amish craftsmen Robert Schlabach and Albert Miller (pictured above, right, with Vanilla Ice, left) from Vanilla Ice Goes Amish.

The show follows the pair as they leave their community and travel the U.S. to undertake modern home improvement projects in big city locations. It is being produced by Juma Entertainment.

Air dates have yet to be announced.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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