Building on the success of new series such as Dina's Party, Donna Decorates Dallas and Home by Novogratz, HGTV will expand its core categories of real estate and makeover programming to offer a compelling fall/winter lineup of character-driven series, design reality competitions and entertaining specials with voyeuristic appeal. Production is underway for more than thirty new series and specials as well as new episodes of popular returning series, including Design on a Dime, Property Brothers and Selling New York.
Highlighting experts with larger-than-life personalities, HGTV also will expand its talent roster to include more than 10 new faces. Texas sisters and social media darlings Amie Sikes and Jolie Sikes of Junk Gypsies fame will join the programming lineup along with Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri, designers/contractors and cousins who run a New Jersey-based family construction company and Miami-based contractor Luis Bosch.
HGTV fans will continue to find a rich offering of entertaining content and expert advice on HGTV.com, including designer portfolios, craft ideas, holiday/fall decorating tips, games, blogs and series information. In addition, fans will have increased opportunities to interact with fellow home enthusiasts and HGTV stars through HGTV Facebook and HGTV Twitter.
· Design Wars
Premieres Monday, November 21 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
Design Wars is the new elimination-competition that pits three interior designers against each other in a battle of design wits to win over one homeowner. The ultimate winner will go on to makeover a room in the lucky owner's home!
· White Room Challenge
It's everyone's favorite episode of HGTV Design Star, and now it's a series all its own...The White Room Challenge! Each week David Bromstad hosts up-and-coming designers from around the country as they compete to create the most original, eccentric and outrageous White Rooms you've ever seen. Jamie Durie heads the expert judging panel which will award the grand prize of $10,000 cash!!!
· Junk Gypsies
Sneak Peek Sunday, November 27 at 7 p.m. ET/PT (premieres 1Q12)
Junk Gypsies features designers Amie Sikes and Jolie Sikes as they take their rebellious independent spirit and unusual design philosophy on a special mission to find "junk" and use it to transform homes. The Junk Gypsies, whose clientele includes country music stars and Hollywood actors, have a large and passionate social media fan base of fellow design rebels who first discovered them from gypsyville.com. Finding beauty and value in items that would otherwise end up in the trash, these sisters are raucous and rowdy treasure hunters or whimsical and colorful designer/decorators, but they are definitely not antiquers or pickers.
· Interiors Inc.
Eight talented, energetic designers led by Jonathan Pierce make their "home away from home" at the Nashville design firm Pierce and Company. In each episode, we'll follow this ensemble cast of experts as personalities clash and collaborate to create stunning room makeovers for clients such as LeAnn Rimes, Eddie Cibrian and Danny Gokey.
· My First Renovation
Premieres Sunday, October 2 at 1:30 p.m. ET/PT
My First Renovation takes an unvarnished look at the realities of homeowners going through a first time renovation. This documentary series will be unforgettable--both for the incredible highs and the lowest lows. In each episode, these reno rookies will find that there are plenty of surprises in store when they toil in their quest for a perfect space!
· Kitchen Cousins
Premieres Wednesday, October 19 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
In Kitchen Cousins, Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri, designers/contractors and cousins, run a New Jersey-based, family construction company. While construction and renovation are the mainstays of their business, designing and building dream kitchens is their passion. Throughout the series, the cousins will remodel desperately troubled kitchens -- turning each one into a work of art.
· Weekends with Luis
Premieres November TBD
In Weekends with Luis, Miami-based contractor Luis Bosch helps homeowners tackle a weekend project that they've always wanted to take on, but didn't know how to start. Over the course of one intense and rewarding weekend, Luis will help homeowners put their skills to use, overcome obstacles and, come Sunday evening, complete an ambitious renovation with an unbelievable reveal!
· Selling LA
Premieres Thursday, October 13 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
From Beverly Hills to the Sunset Strip--Los Angeles is a place where the rich and famous live large, and everyone has a dream. For the region's real estate brokers, landing a client and closing a deal can be as competitive as any casting call. Follow three colorful groups of assertive, razor-sharp brokers from the real estate firms Valerie Fitzgerald Group, Keller Williams and Hilton & Hyland as they build up their roster of millionaire clients, tour spectacular properties, and network their way through the competitive world of high-end real estate. This is SELLING LA!