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Discovery+ slates “Trixie Motel”, HGTV heads to “Battle on the Beach”

The nonfiction streamer Discovery+ has greenlit Trixie Motel starring drag queen Trixie Mattel for a reno-series with a twist. In the eight one-hour episodes Trixie will face the reality of having ...
May 21, 2021

The nonfiction streamer Discovery+ has greenlit Trixie Motel starring drag queen Trixie Mattel for a reno-series with a twist.

In the eight one-hour episodes Trixie will face the reality of having invested her life savings into a rundown motel in Palm Springs, California. But with help from her boyfriend and co-owner, David, she’ll take on the massive renovation. During the series, Trixie and her team will tackle a commercial kitchen, pool area and seven uniquely themed motel rooms to create the ultimate drag paradise.

“Trixie is an entertaining performer, but most people don’t associate her with renovation,” said Jane Latman, president of HGTV, whose team greenlights home content for discovery+. “We know Trixie will create a fantasy-filled motel makeover with grit, wigs and fun. It’ll be a series unlike any we’ve seen.”

“I can’t wait to give this run-down motel the facelift it so desperately needs,” said Trixie. “With help from my most famous celebrity friends, we’re going to create the glossiest drag motel of your wildest fever-dreams.”

The series is produced by Scott Brothers Entertainment and is set to stream in 2022.

Photo of Trixie Mattel is by Gabriel Gastelum

Over at Discovery-owned HGTV comes a new competition series, Battle on the Beach. In this new series, HGTV’s Ty Pennington (Rock the Block) and Alison Victoria (Windy City Rehab), will be joined by Food Network’s Taniya Nayak (Restaurant Impossible) to mentor three skilled teams of up-and-coming flippers in Gulf Shores, Alabama across three identical 1,500 square foot properties

Each week, the teams will execute a renovation challenge with results that impress star judges Mike Holmes and Mina Starsiak Hawk. Ultimately, the team who adds the most property value will win a $50,000 cash prize earmarked for the champion’s next flip.

The series is produced by Departure Films, with executive producers; Max WeissmanMatthew Levine, Timothy Robbins and Michael Matsumoto

The series airs on July 11 and will also stream on Discovery+.

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Jillian Morgan is the Associate Editor at Realscreen with a background in journalism and digital marketing. She joined the publication in 2019 after serving as the assistant editor to trade publications HPAC and On-Site. With a bachelor of journalism from the University of King's College in Halifax, she also works as a freelance writer and fact-checker.

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