HGTV Has a Solid TV Lineup Coming In 2021, So Next Year Is Already Looking Up
Maybe, just maybe, next year will make up for the disaster that has been 2020. In an Oct. 19 press release, HGTV gave viewers hope that good things are coming by announcing 16 new shows and pilots headed to the network, come Jan. 2021.
The 16 new shows will consist of some HGTV favorites as well as new pilots and docu-series, and this batch of fresh programming represents more than 109 episodes that will be coming in the next year. “We’ve locked in a solid lineup of creative, innovative and entertaining programming to inspire people who want to reimagine their homes,” Jane Latman, president of HGTV, said in the press release.
Some “familiar faces” will be returning under new titles. Leanne and Steve Ford will host a new home transformation show called “Home Again with the Fords.” Lara Spencer from “Flea Market Flip” will star in the upcoming antique appraisal show “Everything by the House.” Luke Caldwell and Clint Robertson will star in “Outgrown,” where they find growing families new spaces in Boise, Idaho. And Jon Piette and Mary Tjon-Joe-Pin will sell homes to buy forever spaces for clients in “Texas Two Step.”
There are currently three new pilots headed to HGTV, one of which is “Divide and Design” starring sisters Courtney Robinson and Leslie Antonoff who will redo “struggle spaces” through both simple DIYs and major overhauls. And cabincore fans will love “Cabin Crew” starring Ben and Loana Sargent, which is all about transforming Vermont cottages into cozy vacation homes.
HGTV will also air two new “docu-design” series that will “highlight designers with gorgeous and unique aesthetics,” according to the press release. One of these new series is called “Breaking Bland” and follows Mary Welch Stasik based in Charleston, South Carolina, as she encourages her clients to break from tradition and personalize their spaces.
“This order of new series and pilots will focus on stories of home and the families who live in them,” Latman continued. “All of our stars will offer inspired ideas that audiences will love. HGTV is committed to sharing ways people enjoy their homes and to providing immense entertainment value.”
While a lineup of 16 new shows is a lot, Latman said its just the tip of the home reno/DIY content iceberg. “We’re taking scores of pitch meetings, reviewing hundreds of concept reels, talent sizzles and social media sites—looking for imaginative real estate, renovation and design experts who are pushing the envelope with their distinct points of view.”
You can check out the full 2021 HGTV lineup here. In the meantime, we’re counting down the days until the new year.