Cable network HGTV has announced its 2016 programming lineup with 17 premiere series, new episodes of 24 returning popular titles and 14 one-hour specials.
Of note, given this blog’s specific interests, is a new series headlined by Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade. The "Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade Project" is what the press release refers to it as, although that may not be the actual title.
In the new series, Union and Wade will begin a passion project – flipping homes. The couple will take audiences along for each episode ride as they renovate, revitalize and resell a home in a suburban Florida neighborhood.
"For three consecutive years, HGTV has delivered consistent ratings growth among P25-54 and kept a solid hold as the #1 network among upscale W25-54," said Allison Page, general manager, HGTV, DIY Network and Great American Country. "HGTV’s programming is successful because our experts are passionate about real estate, home renovation and restoration. They would do this work whether or not cameras were there."
Other new titles include "Home Town," a series that stars a couple in Laurel, Miss. who renovate historic houses; "Masters of Flip," with married home renovators and flippers, Kortney and Dave Wilson, who breathe new life into rundown Nashville homes; and "Vintage Flip," which showcases Orange County, Calif.’s Jessie and Tina Rodriguez as they renovate vintage homes to include updated features.
"HGTV is thriving because we have an established cadre of compelling star experts, as well as an influx of new talent who resonate with our audience," said Page. "Our content and scheduling strategy is solid, we have a powerful development pipeline, and we’ve grown our ratings across the board – particularly with upscale audiences – for several years. We’ve already started off 2016 with record breaking numbers and we will be going strong all year."
HGTV spring/summer 2016 programming highlights follow below:
– "Listed Sisters"
Airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT
Sisters Alana and Lex LeBlanc, a real estate and home design duo in Nashville, star in HGTV’s new home renovation series Listed Sisters. Each episode showcases Alana and Lex as they help their clients transform homes they’ve outgrown into hot properties that can fetch top dollar. Using Alana’s sharp property skills and Lex’s creative style, the LeBlanc sisters help families search for and purchase their dream home.
– "Good Bones"
Airs Tuesdays at 11 p.m. ET/PT
Mother/daughter home renovation and flipping duo Karen E Laine and Mina Starsiak star in the new HGTV series Good Bones. Daughter Mina, a real estate agent, and mom Karen, a former lawyer, own an Indianapolis-based home renovation business with a mission to revitalize their favorite neighborhoods one house at a time. The 10-episode series follows the expert team as they buy homes in serious disrepair, sometimes gut them to the studs and transform them into stunning remodels.
– "Masters of Flip"
Airs Thursdays at 11 p.m. ET/PT
Husband and wife team, Kortney and Dave Wilson, breathe new life into dilapidated homes in Nashville. In each episode, they search for the perfect property and venture to sell it for top profit. With limited timelines and even tighter budgets, these flippers take on the challenge of transforming each real estate disaster into a stunning family dream home.
– "We Bought the Farm"
Premieres Saturday, April 2, at 11 and 11:30 p.m. ET/PT
Families wishing for wide open spaces head to the great outdoors to search for the luxury farmhouse of their dreams.
– "Vintage Flip"
Premieres Thursday, June 2, at 11 and 11:30 p.m. ET/PT
Jessie and Tina Rodriguez are living the American dream in Orange County, Calif., taking their passion for vintage homes and turning them into successful flips. In each episode, this creative couple will find, buy, restore and market a vintage home.
– "Brother vs. Brother"
Season Premiere Wednesday, June 1, at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Jonathan and Drew Scott are going head-to-head in Las Vegas to see who can buy, renovate and sell a fixer-upper home for the highest profit with all of the proceeds going back to the community. Each week, Jonathan and Drew’s renovation results are judged by popular HGTV and DIY Network stars, including Vanilla Ice (Vanilla Ice Project), cousins Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri (America’s Most Desperate Kitchens), Alana and Lex LeBlanc (Listed Sisters), Egypt Sherrod (Property Virgins), David Bromstad (My Lottery Dream Home) and Tiffany Brooks (HGTV Dream Home).
"The Monica Potter Project" (w.t.)
Premieres in August
The Monica Potter Project (w.t.) stars actress Monica Potter as she joins her sisters back home in Cleveland, Ohio to buy and restore their childhood home. Together the sisters and their feisty mom tackle a massive renovation of the house, which has remained virtually unchanged for three decades. Throughout the series, Monica and her family revisit old mementos and moments of forgotten history – and uncover more than they expected by coming home.
"Flip or Flop Selling Summer"
Premieres: August TBD
Flip or Flop stars Tarek and Christina El Moussa will be featured in a special spin-off series, Flip or Flop Selling Summer. The new four-episode series stars the El Moussas as they transform tired backyards into gorgeous spaces with fun features, including revamped swimming pools, cool waterslides and relaxing swim-up bars. The couple also overhaul their own backyard and pool into a stunning oasis.
Erin and Ben Napier love their small hometown of Laurel, Mississippi, especially the old historic houses. Using found materials and old textiles, they’re keeping the character of these classic homes, while giving them modern and affordable updates. From Erin’s imaginative hand sketches to Ben’s custom handiwork, this couple is bringing Laurel’s homes back to life and making sure their small town’s future is as bright as its past.
From the wooded peaks of the East Coast’s Blue Ridge to Hawaii’s tropical Mauna Loa, the mountains are the ultimate retreat for people who want to get away from it all. The gorgeous views and fresh air draw homeowners to these remote locations. In each episode, HGTV follows families as they search for their perfect mountaintop retreat.