HGTV Sets ‘Good Bones’ Series

HGTV will launch a new series in March featuring the exploits of a mother/daughter home renovation duo.

The series, Good Bones, debuts March 22 and follows Karen Laine and Mina Starsiak as they buy homes in serious disrepair and transform them into remodels, according to network officials. In the premiere episode, the series stars tackle a dilapidated 600 sq. ft. one-bedroom home in the Barth neighborhood of Indianapolis that's infested with termites.

“Home renovation series are among HGTV’s strongest ratings drivers,” said Allison Page, general manager, HGTV and DIY Network. “As Karen and Mina take on drastic home renovation projects, their fun and fearless dynamic adds an entertaining dimension to the series.”

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