HGTV to air “Mark & Derek’s Excellent Flip” in 2015

The four-episode series follows Dancing with the Stars dancers Derek Hough and Mark Ballas as they gut, renovate and flip a mountain-view home in Southern California.
July 29, 2014

HGTV is in production on a series starring dancers Derek Hough and Mark Ballas from ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.

Produced by Scott Sternberg Productions, Mark & Derek’s Excellent Flip will follow the pair as they gut, renovate and flip a mountain-view home in Southern California. The four-episode series will premiere on the U.S. cable network in early 2015.

Hough is a choreographer and the “winning-est champion” in the history of the Dancing with the Stars franchise, according to the network. Last year, he choreographed ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White’s gold medal-winning short program for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Ballas is a choreographer and singer-songwriter who released the pop single “Get My Name” earlier this year. He has spent 14 seasons on Dancing with the Stars and won the championship twice.

“Mark and I have worked together for years, but flipping a house is uncharted territory for us,” said Hough in a statement. “At the end of the day, this house is a significant investment in more ways than one, so we have to make this flip work. We’re putting our own blood, sweat and money on the line.”

About The Author
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.