DIY builds 2010 programming lineup


DIY Network, the destination for home improvement, announced its lineup of 17 new series slated to premiere this year.  The new slate features programs to empower viewers with the knowledge and confidence to make smart financial and strategic decisions when renovating their home.

Series premieres include: This New House, a joint venture with another popular franchise, This Old House Ventures, airing Thursday nights; and Money Hunters, anchoring Wednesday nights’ financially-focused programming block, along with the network’s popular programs, Sweat Equity and 10 Grand In Your Hand. Illustrating renovation isn’t just for men; DIY Network introduces three new women to its roster of home improvement experts: carpenter Kayleen McCabe, carpenter Joannie Dodds, and Deanne Bell, a carpenter and mechanical engineer.

Three of DIY Network’s new entries are hosted by women: Rescue Renovation, premiering in June, where McCabe, last year’s Stud Finder talent search contest winner, saves project-challenged homeowners who are in over their heads with their renovations. Money Hunters, feature Bell and co-host/licensed contractor and realtor Matt Blashaw (Deconstruction), working alongside homeowners to deliver the best renovation their budget can buy debuting on 5/1 and 5/5 at 8 p.m. ET; and Run My Renovation, hosted by Dodds and licensed contractor John DeSilvia (10 Grand in Your Hand), premiering 8/19 at 10:30 p.m. ET.  In this unique interactive series homeowners turn their renovations over to users to make ALL the design decisions through online voting, leaving homeowners wondering just what they’ll get.

Amy Matthews, DIY Network’s veteran renovation expert, adds a new show to her hosting duties, This New House, premiering 7/9 at 8 p.m. ET.  During this hour-long magazine style show, Matthews, a licensed contractor, joins This Old House host Kevin O’Connor to bring viewers innovative building materials, top-notch techniques and inspiring gadgets.

The Crashers franchise, where homeowners are ambushed at a home improvement store and given a renovation they NEVER saw coming, expands to include Bath Crashers, hosted by licensed contractor Matt Muenster.  The newest installment joins Yard Crashers, hosted by licensed landscape contractor Ahmed Hassan (Turf War), and House Crashers, hosted by licensed contractor Josh Temple, and premieres during DIY Network’s first-ever Crash Week (Monday, July 5 – Friday, July 8, 8-11 p.m. ET) with back-to-back episodes in primetime. 

Additional new series set to premiere include I Hate My Kitchen (October) with carpenter/electrician James Young; an original docu-soap, Family Renovation (July) where a family including five children take-on a renovation from hell; and an all-new competition show, DIY Dominator (July), where host Chris Grundy (Cool Tools) oversees head-to-head construction and home improvement competitions. Additional new and returning offerings listed on the following pages.

New series premiering Q3 and Q4
In chronological order

Expert Hosts: Matt Blashaw, Licensed Contractor/Realtor & Deanne Bell, Carpenter/Mechanical Engineer
Series Premiere (101 & 102): Saturday, May 1 at 8 & 8:30 p.m. ET during May Day Money Marathon
Season 1 Regular Time Slot: Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. ET, beginning May 5
There’s money in your next home renovation…and DIY Network’s Money Hunters, Matt Blashaw and Deanne Bell, help you find it. They work alongside real-life homeowners to deliver the best damn renovation their budget can buy, using innovative solutions, smart shopping options and tricks of the trade. Those who stick to the Money Hunters plan get a killer makeover they never thought possible.

Expert Host: Kayleen McCabe, Licensed Contractor & Stud Finder Winner
Series Premiere: June TBD
Regular Time Slot: TBD 
In DIY Network’s Rescue Renovation host Kayleen McCabe saves project-challenged homeowners who are in over their heads with their renovations. McCabe points out exactly what went wrong and formulates a 48-hour action plan to turn bad jobs into jaw-dropping rooms.

ROCK SOLID: Top 10–5X30
Series Premiere: Friday, June 11 at 10 p.m. ET
Regular Time Slot: Fridays at 10 p.m. ET
Dean Marsico and Derek Stearns, real-life cousins and stonemasons, count down the 10 best ways to make a masonry masterpiece.  With their unique style of humor, they take on fire pits, patios, stone walls and more, delivering rock solid tips and tricks along the way.
Expert Host: Matt Muenster, Licensed Contractor, Project Manager & Designer
Premiere: Monday, July 5 at 9 p.m. ET
Regular Time Slot: Mondays at 9 p.m. ET 
DIY Network is on a mission to crash and trash bathrooms, transforming them into stunning, functional and modern living spaces in the new series Bath Crashers. Produced similarly to the popular House Crashers and Yard Crashers series, crasher Matt Muenster ambushes homeowners while they’re home improvement shopping. When he identifies the ultimate bathroom challenge, he follows the lucky homeowner home and totally overhauls a bathroom in need of repair.

Series Premiere (Episodes 101-106): Thursday, July 15 at 10 & 10:30 p.m. ET 
Regular Time Slot: Thursdays at 10 & 10:30 p.m. ET
Family Renovation is a docu-soap that chronicles one family’s brush with extreme adversity.  Against all odds and advice, Gus and Marie-France Grant and their five children take on the renovation from hell…a top-to-bottom gut job.  And to make it more challenging, they choose to live in the house during the whole hot, sticky mess. Will they survive a summer of constant disappointments and dangerous conditions? 

Expert Host: Amy Matthews, Licensed Contractor and Kevin O’Connor, Carpenter
Premiere: Thursday, July 29 at 8 p.m. ET
Regular Time Slot: Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET
In This New House, a new magazine-style series on DIY Network, co-hosts Amy Matthews and This Old House’s Kevin O’Connor bring viewers inside homes across the U.S. that feature innovative building materials, techniques and gadgets. The best part: Kevin and Amy demonstrate how homeowners can make their homes smarter with the touch of their do-it-yourself buttons.

Expert Hosts: Jonathan O’Leary, Contractor & Nicole O’Leary, Designer
Series Premiere: Friday, July 9 and Friday, July 16 at 1 p.m. ET
Most homeowners live with problem spots in their homes…but some carry them too far, creating homeowner headaches and eyesores for neighbors. DIY Network’s new series, I Hate Your House, takes viewers inside homes where the homeowners need major wake-up calls. They need to fix their homes, or else. Brother-sister duo Jonathan O’Leary and Nicole O’ Leary host each episode in which they lead disillusioned homeowners and completely refurbish their homes.

Expert Host: Chris Grundy, Tool Expert
Series Premiere: Friday, July 30 at 10 p.m. ET
Regular Time Slot: Fridays at 10 p.m. ET
DIY Network’s Chris Grundy hosts an exciting new challenge-driven series, DIY Dominator. In each episode, Chris oversees head-to-head construction and home improvement competitions. From brick laying contests to welding, plumbing and landscaping challenges, three competitors battle it out to earn DIY Dominator title and a cash prize. Episodes keep your blood pumping with plenty of adrenaline, drama and do-it-yourself tips. 

Expert Host: John DeSilvia, Licensed Contractor & Joanie Dodds, Carpenter
Series Premiere: Thursday, August 19 at 10:30 p.m. ET
Regular Time Slot: Thursdays at 10:30 p.m. ET
DIY Network’s Run My Renovation is the first-ever home renovation television series that puts online users in charge. It’s design by democracy.  Across 13 episodes featuring different homeowners and rooms in their homes, visitors decide which lighting, flooring and other elements are actually installed. Even if the homeowners don’t like the product choices or designs, they work with expert hosts, John DeSilvia and Joanie Dodds, to bring them to life in their personal spaces. Packed with drama and plenty of home improvement know-how, Run My Renovation is interactive television viewing at its best.

Premiere: September TBD
DIY Punch List (wt) culls the hottest, best and worst moments of DIY Network programming. Nothing is off-limits as home improvement projects are rated, three at a time in DIY’s Punch List (wt). This fast-paced, info-training series is crammed with tons of tips, amazing renovations and hilarious blunders.

Expert Host: James Young, Contractor & Electrician
Series Premiere/Regular Time Slot: October TBD
Love your house without the kitchen? Join the club. DIY Network’s I Hate My Kitchen series gives homeowners hope with economical yet clever kitchen design ideas using amazing new products and cool tools. Forget about it costing a huge chunk of an annual salary to renovate your kitchen. I Hate My Kitchen tears up real homeowners’ lives and their kitchens, showcasing along the way impactful alternatives that don’t require loans, demolition or divorce.

VANILLA ICE PROJECT (working title) –10X30
Series Premiere/Regular Time Slot: October TBD
In each episode of DIY Network’s Vanilla Ice Project, 90s pop-icon Vanilla Ice and his crew of contractors renovate a different room of a 7,000-square-foot Palm Beach mansion.  Best known for his 90s music, Vanilla Ice also brings more than 15 years of home improvement experience to this home.  He’ll pound nails and call the shots in this room-by-room renovation.

RENOVATION VIRGINS (working title)—5X30
Premiere/Regular Time Slot: October TBD
Doing a major renovation can be a dream, but often finishing it might be a nightmare. Over five episodes, Renovation Virgins (wt) follows a family as they crack through rocky terrain, battle the elements, build on extreme angles, and watch as their money is stretched to the max all to do their ultimate renovation.

Premiere/Regular Time Slot: October TBD
Want a killer kitchen? This five episode DIY Network series is jam-packed with the greatest kitchen transformations and ideas ever seen in hit DIY Network shows like Kitchen Impossible and Kitchen Renovations. From America’s ugliest kitchen conversions, projects under 500 bucks to trade secrets and easy updates, your kitchen will never be the same.

Season 1 New Episodes: April 24 – May 8
Season 1 Regular Time Slot: Saturdays at 10 p.m. ET
Houses…buildings…churches…even entire towns.  If it’s got to go, you better call a pro.  Besides anxious homeowners, DIY Network introduces the carpenters, engineers, truckers and crews who specialize in Massive Moves. This series gives a fascinating look inside some of the most dangerous and ambitious moves ever attempted.

Expert Host: Ahmed Hassan, Licensed Landscape Contractor & Certified Landscape Technician
Season 1 New Episodes: April 26 – July 26
Regular Time Slot: Mondays at 10 p.m. ET
Two neighbors…two landscape experts…two yards…one super-sized Turf War. Ahmed Hassan hosts this action-packed series full of competition and jaw-dropping landscape ideas as two teams drastically overhaul their yards in just two days using surprise building materials and a lot of help from their friends. When time is up, a panel of judges consisting of next door neighbors decides who wins the Turf War title and a grand prize.