FYI Takes Big Leap By Renewing ‘Tiny House Nation’

FYI has renewed its reality series Tiny House Nation, the network said Wednesday.

The documentary series, which chronicles people who choose to live in small houses, increased the network’s primetime average up 37% in total viewers and 48% among adults 25-54 compared to BIO Channel’s year-to-date average prior to the network’s re-branding, according to network officials.

Season two of Tiny House Nation will begin production immediately on 13 hour-long episodes slated to premiere this winter, said the network.

The network’s new series, Tiny House Hunting, will debut this winter and will follow realtors helping to find mini homes for their clients.

“The tiny house movement is taking off across the country and we’re proud to be the first network to capture it,” said Gena McCarthy, senior vice president of programming and development for FYI in a statement. “FYI opened viewers’ eyes to the cultural phenomenon of dramatically downsizing with Tiny House Nation and we’ll delve deeper into that process with Tiny House Hunting.”

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.