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HGTV orders Ty Pennington series; TLC to premiere Magilla’s “I Love A Mama’s Boy”

Discovery networks HGTV and TLC have unveiled two upcoming series, with HGTV ordering eight-episodes of Ty Breaker fronted by Trading Spaces and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition star Ty Pennington and TLC fixing a fall ...
September 22, 2020

Discovery networks HGTV and TLC have unveiled two upcoming series, with HGTV ordering eight-episodes of Ty Breaker fronted by Trading Spaces and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition star Ty Pennington and TLC fixing a fall premiere for the Magilla Entertainment-produced I Love A Mama’s Boy.

Ty Breaker, slated for early 2021, will see the carpenter, craftsman and designer (pictured) help families decide whether to overhaul their current property or renovate a new one. The series is produced by Critical Content and Roberts Media.

In each episode, Alison Victoria (Windy City Rehab), Grace Mitchell (One of a Kind) or Sabrina Soto (The High Low Project) will entice the family to choose an alternative home that can be renovated to fulfill their wish list, while Pennington tries to persuade the family to stay.

Executive producers on the series include Tom Forman, Jenny Daly, Ann Lewis Roberts and Nicole Sawatzke.

Elsewhere, TLC’s I Love A Mama’s Boy follows four young women as they compete for the affection of their significant others with their overbearing mothers.

For TLC, executive producers are Amy Bonezzi and San Heng. Matthew Ostrom, Laura Palumbo Johnson, Jason Fox, Dominick Pupa and Neil Bowman are EPs for New York-based Magilla Entertainment.

The series premieres Oct. 25 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

“At TLC, we are always spicing up our relationship series to surprise and delight our fans and I Love A Mama’s Boy is no exception,” Howard Lee, president and general manager of TLC, said in a statement. “From outrageous family dynamics and culture clashes to jaw-dropping mother-son rituals, we know viewers will go crazy for this fresh new love and relationship series.”

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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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