Weekly News and Links – March 30, 2016

 

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New shows on HGTV will feature Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade and Parenthood’s Monica Potter

A winner has been selected from 127 million entries for HGTV Dream Home 2016

The Novogratz Family has an online series on people.com

LOL with Fixer Upper’s Chip and Joanna Gaines

The HGTV drinking game

What Property Brothers superfans don’t know about Drew and Jonathan

Flip or Flop will debut season five in June

Jillian Harris’s dog has a spectacular Instagram account

HGTV announces new series

What is it like to be on Fixer Upper?

Flip or Flop’s Christina El Moussa discusses the birth of her son

What’s New Next Week

 

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New shows this week

Monday 8:00 pm
Listed Sisters
Twins Alana and Lex are the ultimate combination when it comes to real estate and home design with realtor Alana’s endless knowledge of the housing market and designer Lex’s fearless creative style.

Wednesday 8:00 am
I Want That: Consumer Electronics Show 2016
I Want That brings you the buzz-worthy, newly minted, tech products straight from the Consumer Electronics Show.

Friday 6:30 am
Texas Flip and Move
Three teams of hard working Texas real estate entrepreneurs compete head-to-head in a fast-paced and thrilling real estate flipping competition.

Friday 7:30 am
Renovation Road
Single mom Jenna Hoover is working hard to save the history of her small Pennsylvania hometown by restoring its century-old homes.
Returning shows

Monday 6:30 and 7:00 am
Going Yard
In each episode professional landscaper Chris Lambton transforms a neglected backyard into an eye-popping outdoor family space, suitable for entertaining.

Tuesday 6:30 am
Rescue my Renovation
Licensed contractor John DeSilvia comes to the rescue of distraught homeowners who have seen their homes left in shambles by the contractor they hired to fix it.

Thursday 7:30 am
Cousins on Call
Real-life cousins and best friends Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri of Brunelleschi Construction are lowering the wrecking ball on outdated, dysfunctional homes, surprising the homeowners with huge renovations.
New prime time episodes

Sunday
8:00 and 8:30 – Beachfront Bargain Hunt
9:00 and 9:30 – Caribbean Life
10:00 and 10:30 – Island Life

Monday
9:00 and 9:30 – Tiny House Hunters
10:00 – House Hunters
10:30 – House Hunters International

Tuesday
9:00 – Fixer Upper
10:00 – House Hunters
10:30 – House Hunters International
11:00 – Good Bones

Thursday
11:00 – Masters of Flip

Weekly News and Links

 

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HGTV stars celebrate National Puppy Day!

Jillian Harris loves to clean. Maybe she could come to my house…

HGTV fans send texts that may sound familiar

Good Bones is the latest home flipping series for HGTV

Celebrities may love HGTV more than you do

First look at Chip and Joanna Gaines’s new bakery

What’s known about the Charleston version of Fixer Upper

Reasons Fixer Upper is the best home renovation show. Do you agree?

Where in the world is House Hunters International?

House Hunters International has been one of my favorites on HGTV since it spun off from House Hunters in 2006. To date nearly 1200 episodes have been produced and aired!

This show lets us travel the world from the comfort of our couches and imagine what it would be like to move abroad. We can decide where we’d like to go and whether we would live among fellow expats or integrate more fully in the local culture. We can think about whether we would we go somewhere similar to where we currently live or use this as an opportunity to try something completely new.

For a while I kept notes on the episodes because I was that interested. I still am but after a while the note taking started interfering with just enjoying the show so I stopped. For this post I used those notes plus information from HGTV’s House Hunters International page to compile the following statistics.

Consider this part one of a series on my favorite show!

What cities has House Hunters International been to the most?

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Credit: Sara Zollner for Home Sweet HGTV

 

What countries has the show been to the most?

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Credit: Sara Zollner for Home Sweet HGTV

 

How do the numbers break down by geographic region?

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Credit: Sara Zollner for Home Sweet HGTV

I wasn’t surprised by most of these numbers however I was interested to see that out of nearly 1200 shows, the number one city has only been featured 32 times!

Do these numbers match what you thought? What’s your favorite destination for the show to visit? Where hasn’t it been that you’d like to see?

What’s New Next Week

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New shows this week

Saturday 12:00 noon
Container Homes
We’re crisscrossing the country following builders who are giving their clients the homes of their dreams, out of shipping containers.

Tuesday 11:00 pm
Good Bones
Mother and daughter duo Karen Jensen and Mina Starsiak are setting out to revitalize their hometown of Indianapolis one property at a time.

Friday 7:30 am
Phoenix Flip
Three best friends run a Phoenix, Arizona house flipping franchise. The “Deal Whisperers” use their cost saving skills to transform drab homes into gorgeous properties at a fraction of the usual cost.
One returning show

Wednesday 7:00 and 7:30 am
Rent or Buy
Follow along as couples weigh the pros and cons, tour four properties, and ultimately decide whether to rent or buy.
New prime time episodes

Saturday
10:00 House Hunters Renovation

Sunday
8:00 and 8:30 – Beachfront Bargain Hunt
9:00 and 9:30 – Caribbean Life
10:00 and 10:30 – Island Life

Monday
9:00 and 9:30 – Tiny House Hunters
10:00 – House Hunters
10:30 – House Hunters International

Tuesday
9:00 – Fixer Upper
10:30 – House Hunters International

Thursday
9:00 – Flip or Flop
10:00 – House Hunters
11:00 – Masters of Flip

Weekly News and Links

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How Much Of An HGTV Addict Are You?

The Property Brothers Answer Fans’ Burning Questions on ‘The Scott Seat

HGTV Fixer Upper couple Chip and Joanna Gaines’ book ‘The Magnolia Story’ is already No. 1 best-seller on Amazon

24 Things That Happen on Every Single Episode of House Hunters

Weekly Cable Ratings: HGTV was the third most watched cable network in prime time with 1.7 million viewers

Magnolia House welcomes first overnight guests

Chip and Joanna Gaines wedding photos and throwback pictures