Discovery-owned HGTV’s latest series Farmhouse Fixer, produced by ITV America’s High Noon Entertainment and fronted by Jonathan Knight of New Kids on the Block fame, is set to premiere March 3.
The six-episode series follows Knight as he restores centuries-old New England farmhouses. The former singer (pictured) has made renovating farmhouses a second career, having worked on 200-plus historic houses, transforming them with modern layouts and updated interiors for his clients.
“Restoring the American farmhouse is not just a hobby for me — it’s my passion, my obsession and I’ve been doing it for more than 25 years,” Knights said in a release. “It’s so easy to just go knock down an old house. It’s way harder to renovate them so that families can enjoy them for years to come. That’s the reason this work is so worth it.”
In the pilot Knight revitalizes a 1700s farmhouse in New Hampshire, alongside designer and friend Kristina Crestin, where he must remove an old addition and convert a shed into a potting bench and chicken coop. Other episodes find Knight working on projects ranging creating a chef’s kitchen to building a goat enclosure.
“I love a good old farmhouse,” adds Knight. “To me, being on a farm is a way of life. It’s the real deal. Old farmhouses are disappearing off the landscape, but these are American treasures that should be saved.”
Farmhouse Fixer will air on HGTV’s digital platforms.