In advance of its first Upfront presentation in Boston, HGTV announced that it has added seven new original series to its 2012 programming lineup, including "Mom Caves" featuring Beth Stern, aka Mrs. Howard Stern, and "Design Star All Stars" which pits former "HGTV Design Star" runners-up against each other for a chance to win $25,000 and a guest appearance on an HGTV show. In another new series, national sports figures will become part of the real estate action in "Scoring the Deal." And for those who never tire of seeing how others live, the network's newest entertaining options include "Million Dollar Rooms," and "House Hunters": "Where Are They Now?" (working title.) "Our continued success with the 'House Hunters' and 'Selling New York' franchises reinforces the universal appeal of programs that provide a look at how other people live," said Kathleen Finch, General Manager, HGTV. "With the addition of series such as 'Million Dollar Rooms,' 'Living Abroad' and 'Scoring the Deal' in 2012, we're giving our viewers exactly what they want -- more extraordinary access into the world's most spectacular homes."
The HGTV cable network is distributed to more than 99 million U.S. households and the HGTV website attracts an average of 4 million unique visitors per month. In addition, HGTV's brand offerings include the HGTV HOME consumer products line that features exclusive collections of paint, flooring, soft goods and other home-oriented products as well as HGTV Magazine, a new home and lifestyle publication published in partnership with Hearst Magazines.
Here is a closer look at HGTV's upcoming series:
DESIGN MAKEOVER SHOWS
Premieres: Saturday, May 12 at 8:30 P.M. ET/PT
In the new series "Mom Caves," Beth Stern, host and owner of her own two mom caves, will incorporate cutting-edge design, fun and glamour into ultimate spaces for moms. Beth, who finds inspiration in such spectacular mom caves as Dina Manzo's New Jersey closet, always creates the ideal sanctuary for a lucky mom. Whether it's a dressing room where mom can get ready for a big night out, or a place where she can kick back and relax with family and friends, a new mom cave is the perfect haven.Competitions
"Design Star All Stars"
Premieres: Tuesday, July 31 at 9 P.M. ET/PT
It's not often that you get a second chance to win first place, but that's exactly what happens on "Design Star All Stars." Six former "Design Star" runners-up compete for an appearance on an HGTV show and $25,000 in cash.
REAL ESTATE AND RENOVATION SHOWS
"Buying and Selling" (working title)
Premieres: September 2012
Join the Property Brothers Jonathan and Drew Scott for "Buying and Selling," an all-new series where the brothers help homeowners take their next step up the property ladder. Each episode features two pivotal real estate moments that involve selling one home and buying another. As Jonathan readies a family's current home for a successful sale, Drew hunts down the best options for their next property. As Drew oversees the real estate transactions, Jonathan's renovations turn the family's new place into the home of their dreams.
"Scoring the Deal"
Premieres: October 2012
For over a decade, Jason Abrams has been the Jerry Maguire of real estate, responsible for buying and selling homes worth millions of dollars for pro-athletes. Jason's life provides a behind-the-scenes look into the intense world of pro-sports real estate. A dedicated, 24/7 working machine, Jason is equal parts real estate agent, concierge and tour guide as well as marriage and credit counselor.
"YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO LOOK" SHOWS
"Million Dollar Rooms"
Premieres: Tuesday, April 24 at 8:30 P.M. ET/PT
"Million Dollar Rooms" features the very best in high-end design and luxury living around the globe. Host Carter Oosterhouse gives viewers a look inside the most spectacular, one-of-a-kind multi-million dollar spaces. Money is no object when it comes to these exclusive and expensive homes including one with a full sized train and petting zoo in the backyard and a San Francisco home that features a night club inside the estate.
"House Hunters: Where Are They Now?" (working title)
Premieres: October 2012
Ever wonder what happens after house hunters select a home and the show credits roll? From incredible renovations, to new additions, to total rebuilds, follow along as we check in on memorable House Hunters families to see what happened after they found the perfect (or not so perfect) place!
Premieres: TBD 2012
"Living Abroad" picks up where "House Hunters International" leaves off, uncovering what it really takes for Americans to make the move and adjust to everyday life in another country. Host Chi-Lan Lieu reveals how others have tackled living abroad--from deciding to buy or rent a house and finding adequate kitchen appliances, to finding good schools and overcoming the language barrier.