DIY Network moves indoors this fall

DIY Network is launching six series for the fall, with five new hosts added to the network's roster of home improvement expert presenters, including Alison Victoria, host of Kitchen Crashers (pictured).
August 30, 2011

DIY Network is launching six series for the fall, with five new hosts added to the network’s roster of home improvement expert presenters, including Alison Victoria, host of Kitchen Crashers (pictured).

I Hate My Bath is a spin-off of DIY’s I Hate My Kitchen series, and is hosted by licensed contractor and carpenter Jeff Devlin. Premiering on September 13 at 10:30 p.m. EST, the series provides economical tips on how to design bathrooms, featuring new products and tools. The original series, I Hate My Kitchen, hosted by licensed contractor and electrician James Young, returns for a third season on October 11 at 10 p.m. EST.

Another new installment to a DIY franchise is Kitchen Crashers, the fourth in the Crashers franchise.  Kitchen Crashers is hosted by interior designer and contractor Alison Victoria,  the first female host of a Crashers series. Premiering on October 10 at 9:30 p.m. EST, it will join a two-hour primetime block featuring new episodes of House Crashers and the fourth season of Bath Crashers .


DIY is also adding docu-series Brothers On Call and Million Dollar Contractor to the line-up. Brothers, debuting on October 16 at 9 p.m. EST, features contractors Terry and Jon Wittmaack and their family-owned remodeling company as they work on projects, while Million Dollar Contractor, premiering  October 16 at 10 p.m. EST, follows “contractor to the stars” Stephen Fanuka behind-the-scenes at some of the most amazing spaces and construction sites of Manhattan’s high-end luxury homes.

The Adam Carolla Project stars comedian and one-time construction worker Adam Carolla (Loveline, The Man Show) who has plans to turn his childhood home into a million dollar house in 13 weeks. It launches on October 8 at 10 p.m. EST.

Lastly, I Want That is a fast-paced tour through the latest building products, including smart appliances, home wiring and new building materials.  The half-hour episodes are packed with profiles of the “must haves” for every home. The series debuts on November 30 at 8:30 p.m. EST.

Returning series include Kitchen Impossible, now in its seventh season which debuts on November 6, and Ultimate Kitchen & Bath Giveaway where viewers have the chance to win US$100,000 for a kitchen and bath remodel, returning October 24.

Other returning series include Mega Dens on October 3, Rescue Renovation on October 5, Man Caves on October 7, Marriage Under Construction on October 15, Disaster House on October 26, Run My Renovation on October 5, and Cool Tools on November 24.

“We are very excited to unveil this batch of new shows for our fans of home improvement television,” commented Ross Babbit, DIY Network’s recently named SVP/GM.  “Viewers will learn great tips and tricks from our new crop of experts, and have a lot of fun along the way.”

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