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“Fixer Upper” spin-off comes to HGTV

A Fixer Upper spin-off and a Flip or Flop franchise are on tap for HGTV this year. The Scripps Networks Interactive-owned lifestyle channel unveiled its 2017 programming lineup, which features 567 hours of ...
March 24, 2017

A Fixer Upper spin-off and a Flip or Flop franchise are on tap for HGTV this year.

The Scripps Networks Interactive-owned lifestyle channel unveiled its 2017 programming lineup, which features 567 hours of original programming, including nine new series and fresh episodes of 28 popular titles.

“For the first time ever, HGTV finished the year as a top-10 network in primetime among broadcast and cable networks, which is a powerful achievement,” said Allison Page, general manager, U.S. programming and development for HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country, in a statement.

Chip and Joanna Gaines, whose ratings juggernaut Fixer Upper attracted more than 20 million viewers in its fourth season, has sparked a new spin-off series, Fixer Upper: Behind the Design. The half-hour, behind-the-scenes companion will focus on Joanna’s process to create the designs featured in each Fixer Upper episode.

HGTV also will franchise one of its most popular series, Flip or Flop, with five new duos and titles set in cities across the United States.

Also on the roster for April, Flip or Flop Vegas stars MMA fighter Bristol Marunde and his wife, Aubrey, as they scoop up some of Sin City’s most neglected homes and transform them into sparkling showstoppers. Page said the consistent rating of the original Flip or Flop inspired the company to take a look at new house flipping programming. Other regions tapping into Flip or Flop‘s success include Flip or Flop Atlanta (w/t), Flip or Flop Forth Worth (w/t), Flip or Flop Nashville (w/t) and Flip or Flop Chicago (w/t)

HGTV has also added new installments to its House Hunters franchise, including Beach Hunters, which travels to exquisite beach destinations to follow buyers in search of their beachside dream homes and House Hunters Family, where the whole family gets a say in the home buying process. House Hunters: Outside the Box features open-minded buyers who want to make themselves at home in unconventional properties, such as abandoned gas stations, old windmills or rundown movie theaters.

Additional HGTV spring/summer 2017 on-air programming highlights:

“Home Town”
Airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Home renovation experts, Ben and Erin Napier, combine their love of small town living and revitalizing historic houses in the new HGTV series Home Town. The 10-episode series highlights the couple as they work to deliver eclectic yet traditional designs for families. First-time homebuyers, couples with young children and adults wishing to live closer to grandchildren all benefit from Erin’s imaginative hand sketches and Ben’s custom handiwork showcasing local reclaimed materials.

“Flip or Flop Vegas”
Premieres Thursday, April 6, at 9 p.m. ET/PT
MMA fighter and general contractor Bristol Marunde and his wife, Aubrey, a real estate agent and designer, hit the Las Vegas property jackpot one flip at a time. With his demo strength and her design sense, they snap up some of Sin City’s most neglected homes and transform them into stunning showpieces worthy of their high-roller zip code.

“Mountain Life”
Premieres Saturday, April 8, at 11 and 11:30 p.m. ET/PT
From the wooded peaks of the East Coast’s Blue Ridge to Hawaii’s tropical Mauna Loa, the mountains are the ultimate retreat for people who want to get away from it all. The gorgeous views and fresh air draw homeowners to these remote locations. In each episode, HGTV follows families as they search for their perfect mountaintop retreat.

“Lakefront Bargain Hunt: Renovation
Premieres Saturday, April 15, at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Families search for the perfect lakeside fixer upper in Lakefront Bargain Hunt: Renovation. Each episode features couples as they tour several affordable homes with beautiful views of the water and select which property they’re willing to overhaul to create the ideal lakeside abode.

“House Hunters: Outside the Box” 
Premieres in April
House Hunters: Outside the Box showcases open-minded buyers who are making themselves at home in unconventional properties. During the series, creative families prove that a traditional house is not always the ideal home. Inspired home seekers are breaking the mold to buy the most offbeat dwellings imaginable, such as abandoned gas stations, old windmills, rundown movie theaters, churches and even banks.

“Beach Hunters”
Premieres Sunday, June 4, at 10 and 10:30 p.m. ET/PT
From the rugged cliffs of the Pacific Northwest to the sunny shorelines of the East Coast, Beach Hunters travels to exquisite beach destinations to help home buyers find their dream homes on the sand. The series follows families on their journey as they tour three beachside homes and then select which one will be their new seaside retreat.

“Tiny Paradise”
Premieres in July
Tiny Paradise showcases the construction of tiny homes built to feature enviable views of gorgeous locales such as Tulum, Mexico; Maui, Hawaii; and Telluride, Colorado. The series follows the construction as these luxurious little homes are tricked-out with observation decks, reflection pools, greenhouses, indoor/outdoor kitchens and lots of multifunctional furniture.

“House Hunters Family” 
Premieres in July
In House Hunters Family, parents and their kids tour three properties and try to agree on the home they all love the best. Sometimes, however, the biggest opinions come from the smallest family members. Questions about who gets their own room or whether there’s space for their outdoor trampoline become hot topics. Each episode reveals how meeting the needs of the entire family is no easy task.

“Flip or Flop Atlanta” (w/t)
Premieres in August
Home renovation and real estate duo Ken and Anita Corsini run an Atlanta-based family business where they flip more than 100 houses a year. During the series, this enterprising couple rehabs old Southern houses and turns them into modern homes that retain their original charm.

“Fixer Upper: Behind the Design”
Sneak Peek on Tuesday, March 28, at 11 p.m. ET/PT
Fixer Upper Behind the Design is the perfect series for viewers who want to know how Joanna Gaines creates her signature home designs and how it all comes together so perfectly—shiplap and all—in each inspiring episode of Fixer Upper.

 

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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