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HGTV ORDERS 16 NEW EPISODES OF HIT SERIES ‘HOME TOWN’ STARRING BEN AND ERIN NAPIER

New York [May 28, 2020] HGTV’s hit series, Home Town, starring home renovation experts Ben and Erin Napier, has received a pick up order for 16 new episodes. The current season of the series has attracted more than 30.4 million total viewers since its premiere on Monday, Jan. 20. Set in Laurel, Mississippi, Home Town showcases Ben and Erin as they use their artistic vision and genuine passion for restoration to turn worn properties into treasured homes for families. In a special 90-minute finale episode on Monday, June 8, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, the Napiers will revisit the renovation for Hollywood actor Richard T. Jones and his wife, Nancy, from this season’s premiere episode. After the home was destroyed by a tornado, Ben and Erin repair the damage and reimagine the home with a new backyard. The new season of Home Town is slated to premiere in early 2021.

Fans are invited to stay connected with Home Town on HGTV’s digital platforms. Viewers can visit HGTV.com/HomeTown for exclusive videos and photos and interact via social media using #HGTVHomeTown. On HGTV GO, fans can watch past seasons of Home Town, as well as new episodes on the same day and time as the TV premieres.

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‘HOME TOWN’ JAN. 20 SEASON PREMIERE DELIVERS STRONG PERFORMANCE FOR HGTV

New York [Jan. 29, 2020] The season four premiere of HGTV hit series Home Town, starring Ben and Erin Napier, delivered a .76 live plus three-day rating among P25-54 on Monday, Jan. 20, at 9 p.m. ET/PT—a 21 percent lift over the prior six weeks. The episode, which attracted more than 3.9 million total viewers, had a strong performance among upscale audiences, ranking as the #2 cable program among upscale W25-54 and a top 5 cable program among P25-54 in the 9-10 p.m. timeslot. It delivered a 1.16 live plus three-day rating among upscale W25-54 and a .85 live plus three-day rating among upscale P25-54, a 26 percent and 23 percent respective increase over the prior six weeks. In addition, the premiere episode also garnered a 1.08 live plus three-day rating among P2+ and a 2.22 live plus three-day household rating.

Since it launched on HGTV GO on Jan. 20, the Home Town season premiere earned the #2 ranking for the most-streamed season premiere episode in the platform’s history. Currently, Home Town is the most-streamed series and the Jan. 20 premiere is the most-streamed episode on HGTV GO. The episode also delivered strong fan engagement on HGTV’s social platforms, generating 1.6 million video views across HGTV’s FacebookInstagram and Twitter accounts.

Small town life in Laurel, Mississippi, inspires home renovators Ben and Erin Napier in HGTV’s Home Town. The husband-wife duo use their artistic vision and genuine passion for restoration to turn worn properties into treasured showplaces for families. In each episode, Ben and Erin show clients two outdated houses that could receive a high-end look within their budget. Once the renovations begin, Erin incorporates each family’s story into her designs while Ben crafts one-of-a-kind pieces from reclaimed materials found in the homes.

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HGTV LAUNCHES MASSIVE NATIONWIDE CALL TO FIND, TAKEOVER AND MAKEOVER AN ENTIRE TOWN

New York [Jan. 8, 2020] HGTV is set to take on an ambitious mission—and it will be the most impressive and massive renovation ever—a takeover to makeover an ENTIRE town. Ever since Ben and Erin Napier of the hit series Home Town helped transform Laurel, Mississippi, fans from small towns across America have flooded HGTV with requests to take on the reno of their home town. Now they will get their shot at a life-changing, whole-town overhaul. Through Tuesday, Feb 4, anyone who loves their own home town can log on to HGTVHomeTownTakeover.com to show, tell and sell the network on why their small town, with its historic architecture and classic main street, should be the one town featured in the upcoming event series Home Town Takeover. With Ben and Erin leading the charge, the selected town, with a population less than 40,000, will witness the rehab of multiple individual family homes and the revitalization of public spaces, such as parks, local diners and recreation centers. And, the town will be featured in Home Town Takeover (fka Home Town Rescue), a six-episode series slated to premiere on HGTV in 2021.

“This is a big one,” said Erin. “HGTV has never, ever taken on a whole town renovation and restoration project and we’re so proud and excited to be leading the team that will get it done. Show us those photos and videos. Tell us what makes your town special and how you’d like us to help make it better. You may see us in your town soon.”

Visitors to HGTVHomeTownTakeover.com will find information on how to nominate their town for consideration. Submissions must include photos of the town, but video is preferred. Videos should spotlight a specific place that needs a makeover, such as a diner, coffee shop, home or playground. Submissions also should feature a tour of the town that highlights the places that need the most help as well as the people that love living there.

“Renovating one house at a time is an awesome experience, but the chance to support an entire town, where we can help bring a community back to life and enhance the lives of the people who live and work there, is something we’ve always wanted to try,” said Ben. “You won’t believe what a small town with a shared renovation vision and the power of HGTV, Erin and me behind them can do. We’ve seen those changes in Laurel and we want to help another town do it too.”

While they await the premiere of Home Town Takeover, fans of Ben and Erin can watch the duo in the 16-episode season of Home Town which will premiere on Monday, Jan. 20, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. They also can catch up on full episodes from previous seasons on HGTV GO. To learn more about the series, visit HGTV.com/HomeTown for exclusive content, including behind-the-scenes videos and photo galleries. Fans can interact on social media using #HGTVHomeTown.

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TRAVEL CHANNEL’S NEW SERIES ‘GHOST LOOP’ RESURRECTS EMOTIONALLY CHARGED MOMENTS TO END TERRIFYING CYCLES OF TRAPPED PARANORMAL ACTIVITY

Premieres Friday, December 27 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

NEW YORK (November 19, 2019) – When paranormal entities terrorize the living through endless and repetitive supernatural cycles, manifesting again and again in the same location, it is known as a “ghost loop.” Now, a team of highly specialized paranormal experts, who focus on this distinct type of haunting, are stepping in to help both the living and the dead. In Travel Channel’s new eight-episode series, “Ghost Loop,” premiering on Friday, December 27 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, the team will attempt to break cycles of trapped paranormal activity and restore peace by drawing out each spirit through re-created trigger environments.

In each hour-long episode, the “Ghost Loop” team of experts – paranormal investigator and medium Sean Austin, empath Kris Star, researcher and tech advisor Chris Califf, design specialist Eric Vitale and tech support Matt Lytle – first examine and research their client’s property and history and perform a preliminary paranormal investigation. Taking their facts and findings, they formulate a plan they believe will help stop the haunting. Whether it’s building a 1900s-era train compartment, replicating a tavern from the 1850s, or constructing a 19th century baby’s nursery, the team uses each emotionally charged setting to draw out the entities during intense follow-up investigations. Hoping to engage the spirit, the group aims to release the energy and break the loop once and for all – bringing peace to everyone involved.

During the series premiere, the team head to Houston, where homeowner Becky is terrified by sounds of someone breaking into her home night after night – only to encounter an aggressive male entity that routinely attacks her. On their preliminary investigation, the group frighteningly gets “picked off” one by one: Kris gets sick, Matt is overwhelmed by a burning sensation on his body and Califf and Sean get into a conflict fueled by the angry spirit. Through their research, they discover that in 1921, a murder occurred in the home involving a young woman and her abusive boyfriend, whom she shot in self-defense. In order to stop the dangerous activity in Becky’s home, the team builds an environment that mimics the fateful night – and use Kris to elicit the spirit.

Upcoming episodes:

“Cradle to the Grave” – Premieres Friday, January 3 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
The team arrives in Palatka, Florida, where homeowner Theresa is being terrorized by an entity that crawls across the ceiling from one of her son’s bedrooms to another. Theresa’s land has a violent and tragic past that leads the team to investigate three locations: Theresa’s home, an alleged stillborn burial ground and a bridge where lynchings were once committed.

“Frozen in Fear” – Premieres Friday, January 10 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
In Lubbock, Texas, the team tries to help rid their client, Michelle and her young children of the ghost loop terrorizing them, but they are targeted by a malevolent spirit known as the Tall Man. Through their investigation and research of local folklore, they discover the Tall Man was once a train robber who killed his victims by throwing them off a Lubbock train trestle. By engaging the spirit in a 1900s-era train car trigger environment, the team attempts to cast him out.

Check out “Ghost Loop” on TravelChannel.com for show extras, behind-the-scenes photos and exclusive videos. Follow @TravelChannel and #GhostLoop on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram for additional content and updates. Follow the “Ghost Loop” team on Twitter: @seandaustin, @itsKrisStar, @papa_califf, @Ericvitale13, @Matt_Lytle and on Instagram: @seandaustin, @star.s33d, @papa_califf, @evmetal81 @mattjnlytle.

“Ghost Loop” is produced by Essential Media Group for Travel Channel. For Essential Media Group, the executive producers are Jesse Fawcett, Greg Quail and Mary Pelloni. For Travel Channel, the executive producer is Daniel A. Schwartz, Julie Meisner Eagle is vice president of production and development, Matthew Butler is general manager and Henry Schleiff is group president of Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, American Heroes Channel and Destination America.

ABOUT THE “GHOST LOOP” TEAM
Sean Austin began investigating 11 years ago when he gathered his first paranormal evidence in a graveyard: an EVP recording of a young girl’s voice. He later apprenticed with noted demonologist Ralph Sarchi, under whom Sean learned the crafts of paranormal investigation, mediumship and demonology. A practicing Catholic, Sean feels that paranormal investigation is his calling, not only to bring ease to the living but also peace to those spirits trapped on this plane. Sean hails from Westchester, New York, and is the author of the book “Shadow Chasers.”

Kris Star has been involved in the paranormal since she was 5 years old, when she encountered her grandfather’s spirit after he passed. This occurrence unlocked her gift of “sight,” which became apparent when she found she could sense haunted spaces and the entities trapped within them. Her sensitive aunt and paranormal investigator uncle mentored her in becoming an empath and clairsentient. Kris’ goals are to help the living understand the spirit world and to bring peace to spirits locked in ghost loops. She is a native of Clifton, New Jersey.

Chris Califf began investigating when he was just a teenager, in an attempt to contact his father who had passed away. Fifteen years later, he believes that technology and research are the best way to prove or disprove paranormal activity. His love of history also aids him in his exhaustive searches for the root causes of the ghost loops. Hailing from Salem, Oregon, he loves to help people and is fiercely protective of his team.

Eric Vitale has been investigating the paranormal for six years and is heavily influenced by the work of paranormal pioneers Ed and Lorraine Warren. He finds he is often drawn to dark, dangerous cases that involve evil and sometimes demonic entities. He feels the team’s use of trigger environments are a surefire way of communicating and eventually crossing over trapped spirits. He’s from Rochelle Park, New Jersey, and feels his Catholic faith guides him in his mission to help families in need.

Matt Lytle had his first paranormal experience when he was 15 years old, after witnessing his recently passed grandmother comforting his sleeping grandfather. He’s investigated the paranormal ever since and two years ago discovered he had the gift of clairsentience – the ability to sense spirits and auras. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, he is the youngest of the group and feels blessed to be part of such an experienced team.

ABOUT TRAVEL CHANNEL
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NEW HGTV SERIES ‘MOM AND ME’ STARS MOTHER/SON TEAM WHO CREATE STUNNING HOME RENOS SET IN THE BEAUTIFUL PACIFIC NORTHWEST

New York [March 12, 2019] In the new HGTV series Mom & Me, mother/son duo Karrie and Tristan Trowbridge specialize in reimagining outdated properties to create functional, stylish homes that maximize the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. The series premieres on Saturday, April 6, with back-to-back episodes at 11 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. ET/PT. Inspired by the majestic mountains and lush forests surrounding Bend, Oregon, designer Karrie and her 22-year-old son and design assistant, Tristan, customize comfortable and inviting living spaces for families using unique materials, including locally sourced reclaimed wood, hand painted tiles, steel shelving and concrete countertops.

The combination of Karrie’s experience and Tristan’s fresh perspective delivers beautiful results for their clients but, as can be expected with any mother and son, the two don’t always agree. Through collaboration and compromise—and mom having the final say—the duo works through their differences to complete beautifully renovated homes.

“I’ve been designing and renovating homes for almost two decades, and now my son Tristan has joined me,” said Karrie. “I love working with him. Together, we create great homes for families to love.”

The premiere episode features foster parents who task Karrie and Tristan with updating and improving the layout of their rural home. To create practical yet beautiful spaces, the mother and son build a family-friendly modern kitchen, update the 1970s-era bathroom and add ample bedrooms for the kids.

To learn more about the series, fans can visit hgtv.com/MomandMe and interact on social media using #MomandMe.

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BAKING EXPERTS CREATE HOLIDAY MASTERPIECES THAT MAKE DREAMS COME TRUE IN NEW SERIES HOLIDAY COOKIE BUILDS

Season Premieres Friday, November 9th at 10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT on Cooking Channel

NEW YORK  October 9, 2018 – Salt Lake City-based friends and baking experts Brenda Nibley and Alisha Nuttall transform their clients’ wildest requests into edible masterpieces for the holidays, in the new series Holiday Cookie Builds, premiering Friday, November 9th at 10pm ET/7pm PT on Cooking Channel. Over six half-hour episodes, Alisha and Brenda dream up incredible cookie designs, and with the help of their Gingerbread Dream Team of amazing bakers and even a carpenter, create decadent treats in time for their clients’ events. Other edible creations this season include a five-foot-tall nutcracker, a life-sized turkey, a replica of Salt Lake City’s famous clock tower, and a motorized basketball-themed Santa Claus cookie complete with fruit-flavored basketball cake pops.

“Surrounded by family and friends, the holidays are the perfect time to indulge with decadent and dazzling sweets,” said Courtney White, General Manager and Executive Vice President, Programming, Food Network and HGTV. “Viewers will be amazed at Brenda and Alisha’s ability to conceptualize and create these magical cookie builds, bringing a smile to the child inside all of us.”

In the premiere episode Brenda Nibley and Alisha Nuttall are commissioned by a local figure skating team to make a giant edible skating rink with fondant figurines for a surprise party for their beloved coach. The cake artists figure out how to make the skaters move on the ice, while also including mint chocolate thumbprint cookies for all to enjoy. Later, a nonprofit organization requests a unique way to get kids excited about seasonal fruits and veggies for an upcoming cooking class. Brenda and Alisha must create an incredible life-size turkey and cornucopia with winter produce all made from rice cereal. Other episodes include Alisha and Brenda creating a five-foot-long replica of their local Main Street decked out as a winter wonderland, featuring 14 gingerbread buildings in early 20th century Americana style, along with layered peppermint bark treats for all. And when Brenda and Alisha are tasked with building a replica of a 150-year-old log cabin for a holiday fundraiser, the cookie team goes to great lengths to create edible art and tiny fondant furniture that will delight all. Throughout the season, Brenda and Alisha prove if you can dream it, they can build it — and then you can eat it, too!

Check out CookingChannelTV.com to get all-star chefs’ best holiday cookie recipes and join in on the conversation with the hashtag #HolidayCookieBuilds.