New Kid on the Block Knight to Host HGTV Show ‘Farmhouse Fixer’

Jonathan Knight, member of the boy band New Kids on the Block, will host the HGTV show Farmhouse Fixer. Knight has been a restorer of classic homes and buildings for 20 years.

The pilot, which shows Knight working on a centuries-old New England farmhouse, is slated to air in 2019.

“Old farmhouses are American treasures,” said Knight. “Most have been in the same family for 200 years and have never been renovated. And they’re disappearing fast. If we don’t save them, they’re going to be gone.”

HGTV is part of Discovery, Inc.

Starting in Boston, New Kids on the Block came to be in the ‘80s. Jonathan and Jordan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg and Danny Wood make up the New Kids. Their next tour begins in May 2019. 

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.