Magazine article Variety

On Tap for HGTV

Magazine article Variety

On Tap for HGTV

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The expansion of HGTV's "fantasy destination" series continued with September's launch of "Lakefront Bargain Hunt" and the network has its sights set on adding more shows like "Fixer Upper" and "Flip or Flop" that start to blur the line between home improvement and reality shows as they follow real families in the renovation business.

"In 2015 we're launching about 15 different family-focused series," says HGTV president Kathleen Finch. Bearing in mind that a home is more than an investment, she adds, "We've really taken a leap with our storytelling to be more reflective of that. It's not just about the bricks and mortar. It's really about the life that's lived in a home."


Premieres: Nov. 26 Logiine: Want to see what "Property Brothers" Drew and Jonathan Scott would do with their own home? This limited series tracks the twins as they renovate a Las Vegas home into a beautiful, but comfortable, retreat for their extended family.


Premieres: December Logiine: If you like "House Hunters" and the extremely small house trend, "Tiny House Hunters" is the show for you. Series follows the house hunters in search of unique, streamlined homes under 500 square feet - about the size some "House Hunters" couples look for in a master suite.


(working title) Premieres: January (projected) Logiine: Families looking to swap stress and hefty mortgage payments for tranquility and a lower cost of living explore different locations in the U.S. or abroad to see if they could live and work in their own paradise, or if the compromises necessary to move there are worth the savings. …

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