Building on a record-breaking 2013 (72 million viewers per month), HGTV and DIYNetwork will premiere 31 new series, bring back over 54 shows and debut 24 specials in 2014. As part of its eight-city 2014 Upfront tour, Scripps Networks Interactive will hold its fourth presentation in LA at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills today. Upcoming presentations include Chicago (4/9), New York (4/22), Atlanta (4/28) and Minneapolis (5/1). Stars attending today’s presentation include DIY Network’s William Shatner and HGTV’s Property Brothers.
"Buyers will find that HGTV and DIY Network continue to offer a spectrum of programs in the ‘home’ category that makes us the best at attracting the coveted upscale viewer that advertisers want," Kathleen Finch, president, HGTV and DIY Network, tells Cynopsis. "This year we’re adding even more series that feature stars such as William Shatner, Jennie Garth and Daryl Hall, along with our current popular stars including Property Brothers; Rehab Addict Nicole Curtis; the Love It or List It duo Hilary Farr and David Visentin; as well as Rev Run and Vanilla Ice."
Ahead at HGTV: Eight new series, including The Jennie Garth Project. Premiering in June, the show follows single mom Garth (Beverly Hills, 90210) as she renovates a dated Hollywood Hills, CA. Flipping the Block features four couples competing to win big money at auction in the ultimate home-flipping competition, and Flip It Forward stars real estate entrepreneurs and brothers David and Jason Benham as they help families find a fixer-upper and transform it into a dream home. Fixer Upper has a husband and wife home-remodeling team balancing business with parenting, and My Big Family Renovation follows Austin, Texas-based author and popular mommy blogger Jen Hatmaker move and remodel.
At DIY, the brand is expanding its "celebrity home rehab" group with The Shatner Project, a series that follows the home renovation of William Shatner (Star Trek), and Daryl’s Restoration Over-Hall, premiering in May, starring singer/songwriter Daryl Hall (Hall & Oates).
DIY will also debut Sledgehammer, starring popular licensed contractor Jason Cameron; First Time Flippers, featuring overzealous property; Family Under Construction: Hawaii, following a family of five’s home renovation in Hawaii, and Disaster Decks, with designer/carpenter Paul LaFrance.
The networks’ popular home giveaway franchise will continue with HGTV’s Dream Home in Lake Tahoe; HGTV’s Smart Home in Nashville; and a new HGTV Urban Oasis. On DIY Network’s Blog Cabin, viewers will have the chance to help design the 2014 vacation home, a 1920s lakeside getaway.
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