Scripps readies “Tiny House,” “American Rehab”

Home renovation and small-space living series will debut on Scripps Network Interactive-owned cable nets HGTV and DIY Network this summer. (Pictured: American Rehab: Virginia)
June 29, 2015

Home renovation and small-space living series will debut on Scripps Networks Interactive-owned cable nets HGTV and DIY Network this summer.

At HGTV, the U.S. net will look to build on the “tiny house” movement with Tiny House, Big Living, a series that is to follow families looking to relocate into “one-room-fits-all” luxury properties.

Produced by Orion Entertainment, the program will focus on a variety of small, customizable properties that carry such features as curved staircases to provide extra storage space, while also using full-sized appliances. 

Tiny House, Big Living showcases clever and surprising ideas for living in a remarkably small amount of space,” said Allison Page, general manager of HGTV, DIY Network and Great American Country, in a statement. “For many of our viewers, the concept of eliminating the constraints that come with owning a typical home and opting for a simpler and more affordable life is a romantic idea with great appeal.”

Meanwhile, Magnetic Productions is producing American Rehab: Virginia (pictured) for DIY Network, a series that is to follow the restoration of a 250-year-old home. Owned by the Tayloe family for 10 generations, the mid-Georgian plantation house was primarily used as a stud horse farm and was the first to be built in the manner of a neo-Palladian villa.

The series is to chronicle Tayloe Emery and his wife Catherine’s journey to carry out a complete restoration of the estate while preserving its history.

Tiny House, Big Living is set to launch on July 6 at 9 p.m. EST/PST on HGTV, while DIY Network‘s American Rehab: Virginia will bow two days later on July 8 at 11 p.m. EST/PST.

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