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HGTV orders more “Island Hunters”

U.S. cable network HGTV has greenlit eight half-hour episodes of the fantasy real estate reality series Island Hunters that will air later in the year.
January 30, 2013

U.S. cable network HGTV has ordered more episodes of Island Hunters, a reality series about home buyers looking to buy real estate on private islands.

Originally launched as two half-hour specials on New Year’s Day, the network greenlit eight more half-hour episodes after 2.3 million viewers in the P25-54 demo tuned in.  The upcoming episodes will be set in locations such as Bahamas and islands off the west coast and in the north-east.

“With the improving housing market, we’ve seen renewed interest in our high-end real estate fantasy programming,” said HGTV general manager Kathleen Finch in a statement. “During cold winter months, our viewers dream of sunshine, summertime and luxury living. With the excellent ratings the first two episodes of Island Hunters received, it was an easy greenlight for us.”

Island Hunters will air on HGTV later in the year.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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