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HGTV, DIY Greenlight Seven New Series

HGTV and DIY will add a combined seven new series to their lineups over the next few months, the network said Monday.

HGTV will add to its slate such shows as America’s Most Desperate Kitchens, starring cousins John Colaneri and Anthony Carrino (pictured) who renovate dilapidated kitchens; Log Cabin Living, in which couples ditch city living for a country escape; Shalina Joy Project, which follows a New Jersey teacher looking to transform a Victorian mansion into her home; and Real Estate Riches, which features real estate flipping couple Daniel Wiafe and Melinda.

On DIY, the network will add to its lineup The Treehouse Guys, which looks at treetop structures around the country; Miami Rehab, which revolves around a renovator with a keen eye for flipping houses; and First Time Flippers, which showcases the home renovation process from a beginner’s perspective.

 “We’re hyper-focused on developing and producing series that give viewers fresh perspectives on popular home themes,” said Allison Page, general manager, HGTV and DIY Network in statement. 

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.