HGTV looks to raise the stakes in home renovation with latest formats | News

HGTV looks to raise the stakes in home renovation with latest formats | News

Warner Bros Discovery-owned US cablenet HGTV has greenlit four titles for 2024, including a competitive home renovation format set at 13,000 feet above sea level.

HGTV looks to raise the stakes in home renovation with latest formats | News

Loren Ruch

Battle on the Mountain will see three skilled teams face off to upgrade similar mountainside properties in hopes of clinching bragging rights and a US$50,000 cash prize. Set to premiere in early 2024, the six-episode series is produced by Departure Films.

The teams will be coached by home renovation experts Rico Leon (Rico to the Rescue), Kim Myles (Battle of the Bling) and Kim Wolfe (Why the Heck Did I Buy This House?).

Farmhouse Fixer: Camp Revamp, meanwhile, is produced by High Noon Entertainment and is a spin-off of New Kids on the Block (NKOTB) member Jonathan Knight’s Farmhouse Fixer series on HGTV.

The four-episode series will see Knight enlist the help of his family, including his brother and fellow NKOTB member Jordan Knight, to renovate multiple structures on a newly acquired property to create a stunning summer retreat for guests. The series is set to premiere in summer 2024.

Divided By Design (working title) is a docuseries in which HGTV cameras will follow married interior designers Ray and Eilyn Jimenez as they run separate design firms and bid against each other for clients in the hyper-competitive Miami market. The eight-episode series will premiere in 2024 and is produced by Butternut.

Lakefront Empire will follow a variety of skilled real estate agents as they work to sell a wide range of homes in the Lake of the Ozarks near St Louis, Missouri.

In each episode, they will take potential homeowners on multiple house tours, impress buyers with affordable luxury homes and use their negotiation expertise to sell a piece of the ‘American Dream’ to families looking to live in the ‘Hamptons of the Midwest.’ The series will premiere in spring 2024 and is produced by Hit + Run Creative.

“Higher stakes, bigger surprises, more star talent and unexpected moments keep audiences tuning in for home content and that’s exactly what these new series will give them,” said Loren Ruch, head of content at HGTV.