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Lil Jon on Landing His Own Home-Renovation Show, Taking Tequila Shots With Homeowners

Lil Jon, whose hit 2003 single “Get Low” includes the line “To the window, to the wall,” is now spending his time thinking about, well, people’s windows and walls. The hip-hop personality, who has dabbled in TV over the years, including a stint as a guest host on ABC’s Bachelor in Paradise last summer, is […]

Scripps Defeats Defamation Lawsuit From Former ‘Windy City Rehab’ Co-star

Scripps has defeated a defamation and libel lawsuit from a contractor featured in HGTV home renovation show Windy City Rehab who alleged he was falsely portrayed as the series’ villain and blamed for crimes he didn’t commit. Sacramento judge Richard Sueyoshi on Tuesday ruled that the depiction by Scripps and producers Big Table Media of […]

Pamela Anderson HGTV ‘Home Reno’ Show in the Works

Pamela Anderson has signed on for an HGTV Canada home renovation show that will see the former Baywatch star renovate her late grandmother’s abandoned home on Vancouver Island. The Corus Studios series with a working title Pamela Anderson’s Home Reno Project will see Anderson return to her native Canada. Anderson bought the seven-acre home in […]

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — The ‘Brady Bunch’ Kids (‘A Very Brady Renovation’)

The six actors at the center of one of the most beloved sitcoms in TV history 'The Brady Brunch' reconvene for a rare group interview to discuss how they wound up on that show, what really went on behind the scenes and why an HGTV special reunited them 50 years later.

Nonfiction TV Banner Big Table Media Acquired by Longtime Execs

Co-founder Bill Swan is retiring from Big Table Media as part of a management buyout that sees Wendi Fontes and Geoff Davis taking control of the reality TV producer best known for HGTV series like 'Rock The Block' and 'Windy City Rehab.'

Discovery Nabs Cost Savings as TV Hosts Shoot at Home, Says CEO

Stuck-at-home Food Network and Cooking Channel hosts shooting around their refrigerators during the coronavirus pandemic, and using camera equipment supplied by their networks, has given Discovery CEO David Zaslav an idea on how to produce more content with cost savings.

Discovery CEO on Lifestyle Programming Amid the Pandemic: “We Are the New Sports”

Discovery is "the new sports," CEO David Zaslav says, touting the firm's lifestyle channels as a big draw amid the coronavirus pandemic. He also sees potential M&A opportunities, saying: "There will be some companies that have great IP or great assets that are facing some difficulty."

Brad Pitt Drives Big Ratings for HGTV’s ‘Celebrity IOU’

Brad Pitt helped the premiere of HGTV's 'Celebrity IOU' score some of the cabler's best ratings in months.

How Food Network and HGTV Lean on Talent as Service TV Viewership Surges

Discovery chief lifestyle brands officer Kathleen Finch talks to The Hollywood Reporter about arming Food Network and HGTV talent with cameras, quarantine programming blocks and, yes, that massive Cosmopolitan that Ina Garten made on Instagram.

Property Brothers Book Brad Pitt and Other A-Listers for New HGTV Series

'Property Brothers' Drew and Jonathan Scott are teaming up with Brad Pitt, Viola Davis and others for their latest HGTV series: 'Celebrity IOU.'

Discovery’s Kathleen Finch Reveals the Perks and Pains of Counter-Programming an Election Year

Discovery lifestyle chief Kathleen Finch has 11 networks to manage in 2020, and none of them are following politics. She reveals the pros (stressed viewers) and cons (Rachel Maddow fans) of supplying the counter-programming.

Discovery’s HGTV to Launch in Italy, 11 Central European Countries

Discovery will launch home and lifestyle channel HGTV in Italy and 11 Central European markets this quarter, increasing the network's reach to more than 100 million people across the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.