Discovery’s networks will produce 8,000 hours of original TV this year. Here’s how that breaks down for six of its channels.
HGTV’s successful series Fixer Upper will end after its fifth season, Chip and Joanna Gaines announced.
HGTV stars Tarek El Moussa and Christina El Moussa will continue production on Flip or Flop while they reevaluate their marriage, they said today.
Netflix won’t have shows from Food Network, HGTV, Travel Channel, DIY, or Cooking Channel next year. Here’s a list of what will be gone soon.
The first part of Fixer Upper, on which Chip and Joanna Gaines help people renovate their homes, is fake, as people on the show have already bought a home.
As Ellen’s Design Challenge approaches its finale, a look at the bad judging, which failed repeatedly this season to make any sense, especially with Sef.
Despite HGTV’s House Hunters being revealed as being largely fake, the show is more popular than ever.
These facts about it may truly blow your mind.
About halfway through her talk show today, Ellen DeGeneres had Tim McClellan, the disqualified winner of Ellen’s Design Challenge as a guest. He acknowledged runner-up Katie Stout, who became the HGTV show’s winner, as its “legitimate” winner, and admitted his piece had “similarities” to another designer’s work. Ellen said “there was an anonymous tip” that led producers to Simon Schacht’s… continue reading
Ellen’s Design Challenge, the HGTV furniture design competition show I’ve enjoyed, concluded its first season with a finale that crowned the runner-up the winner by disqualifying the winner. Katie Stout beat Tim McClellan, but only because he was disqualified. Her “juxtaposition console” was interesting and used different materials, including purple wood, but the judges liked Tim’s hidden compartment table better. Ellen… continue reading
I’ve been watching, with increasing interest, three brand-new talent competitions that all debuted in January. One of them, HGTV’s Ellen’s Furniture Design Challenge, concludes tonight after a short season; Spike’s Framework and Oxygen‘s Street Art Throwdown have more to come. All three have contestants with a lot of talent, and they’re all producing things that are new to reality TV competitions: furniture and street art/graffiti…. continue reading
Overexposed Big Brother and Amazing Race cast members Rachel Reilly and Brendon Villegas are back on a reality show tonight at 9 p.m. ET, but is not, thankfully, the CBS show that unleashed them upon the world. Instead, a new HGTV show will use them to draw viewers–except inexplicable programming strategy has led HGTV to… continue reading
HGTV has responded to revelations that its popular series House Hunters is heavily staged to the point of being fake, filming after a decision has been made and even using houses that aren’t even for sale. In a statement to USA TODAY, HGTV executive Brian Balthazar said: “We’ve learned that the pursuit of the perfect… continue reading
House Hunters, the HGTV series that follows people looking at three different houses before deciding to buy one, is fake, which is not a surprise to most people who’ve seen the show. But someone who was on the show six years ago details just how inauthentic the show actually is, including featuring houses that weren’t… continue reading