As the weather begins to cool and homeowners' landscaping projects begin to wane, DIY Network turns its programming to celebrating the indoors by introducing six new original series -- I Hate My Bath, Kitchen Crashers, Brothers on Call, Million Dollar Contractor, The Adam Carolla Project (a recut version of the series that aired on TLC in 2005) and I Want That -- and welcoming five new hosts -- Jeff Devlin, Alison Victoria, Jon Wittmaack, Terry Wittmaack and Stephen Fanuka -- to its bevy of home improvement experts.
The network also is bringing back its annual Ultimate Kitchen & Bath Giveaway with a chance to win a $100,000 kitchen and bath remodel.
"We are very excited to unveil this batch of new shows for our fans of home improvement television," Ross Babbit, DIY Network's recently named SVP/GM, said in a release. "Viewers will learn great tips and tricks from our new crop of experts, and have a lot of fun along the way. DIY Network has it all."
Starting in September, new series I Hate My Bath, hosted by licensed contractor and carpenter Jeff Devlin, kicks off the indoor home improvement season with its premiere on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 10:30 p.m. ET. A spin-off of DIY Network's I Hate My Kitchen series, I Hate My Bath encourages homeowners to tackle that much-hated bathroom and provides them with economical yet clever bathroom design ideas using amazing new products and cool tools.
I Hate My Kitchen, hosted by licensed contractor and electrician James Young, does the same for kitchens and returns for a third season on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 10 p.m. ET.
Also new to the home improvement channel's kitchen and bathroom fare is the fourth installment to its popular ambush renovation franchise, Kitchen Crashers. Introducing interior designer and contractor Alison Victoria, DIY Network's first female Crashers host, the series premieres on Monday, Oct. 10, at 9:30 p.m. ET as part of a two-hour primetime block featuring new episodes of House Crashers and the fourth season of Bath Crashers (Monday, Oct. 10, at 9 p.m. ET). Victoria joins fellow hosts Josh Temple and Matt Muenster as she surprises enthusiastic DIYers at local home improvement shops. In the end, she follows them home and completely transforms their dull kitchens into eye-popping showstoppers.
Returning for its seventh season is Kitchen Impossible, hosted by carpenter and electrician Marc Bartolomeo, on Sunday, Nov. 6, at 10 a.m. ET. In each episode, Bartolomeo works with frustrated homeowners to achieve the kitchen they've always wanted and shows them that it's never impossible.
And for those viewers who feel they have an impossible renovation, DIY Network's Ultimate Kitchen & Bath Giveaway returns Monday, Oct. 24. Until Friday, Nov. 18, viewers have a chance to enter daily on DIY Network's companion website, DIYNetwork.com, for the chance to be the one lucky person who will win $100,000 for a kitchen and bath remodel.
New docu-series Brothers On Call and Million Dollar Contractor capture professional contractors as they navigate the day-to-day operation of running a home renovation business and offer DIY home improvement tips and best practices. Premiering Sunday, Oct. 16, at 9 p.m. ET, Brothers On Call features sibling contractors Terry and Jon Wittmaack and follows their Ridgewood, N.J., based family-owned remodeling company as they show viewers what it takes to succeed in the competitive world of construction. From changing light bulbs to overhauling living rooms, the Wittmaack brothers and their team do more than 1,000 projects a year and DIY Network's cameras are there to capture their hectic and often hilarious world.
In Million Dollar Contractor, Stephen Fanuka, who is well-known as the "contractor to the stars" for his work with the world's top designers, architects and celebrity clientele, including Tyra Banks, Nate Berkus, Tony Bennett, Michael J. Fox and Lindsay Lohan, gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most amazing spaces and construction of Manhattan's high-end luxury homes. Premiering Sunday, Oct. 16, at 10 p.m. ET, the show focuses on the details, the materials and the insane amount of money clients spend to allow Fanuka to create million dollar projects.
On The Adam Carolla Project, comedian and one-time construction worker Adam Carolla has an ill-fated plan to buy his childhood home and attempt to turn it into a million-dollar house in just 13 weeks. Offering a different view into Carolla's comedic parody of home renovation, The Adam Carolla Project premieres on Saturday, Oct. 8, at 10 p.m. ET. The half-hour series will present highlights of the original hour-long TLC series, DIY said.
I Want That is a fast-paced tour through the latest and greatest building products. It debuts Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 8:30 p.m. ET.
Here's the schedule of returning home-improvement series: Mega Dens (Season 2, Monday, Oct. 3, at 10 p.m. ET); Rescue Renovation (Season 3, Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 9 p.m. ET); Man Caves (Season 8, Friday, Oct. 7, at 8 p.m. ET); Marriage Under Construction (Season 2, Saturday, Oct. 15, at 8 p.m. ET); Disaster House (Season 3, Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 10:30 p.m. ET); Run My Renovation (Season 3, Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 9 p.m. ET); and Cool Tools (Seasons 8 & 9, Thursday, Nov. 24, Time TBD).
This article was updated on Aug. 30.
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