DIY Network Is The Dirtiest Network On Television + 2010 Programming Overview

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February 1st, 2010

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DIY NETWORK IS THE DIRTIEST NETWORK ON TELEVISION

Extensive Home Improvement and Landscaping Programming, Competition Series,

More Experts and Exciting Initiatives Set the Stage for Strong Growth in 2010

NEW YORK February 1, 2010 – The recent rise in home sales due to the stimulus plan and improving economy has experts predicting home remodeling spending to increase to nearly $111 billion by the end of this year, showing the first signs of growth after a prolonged period of decline.  DIY Network is ready with new 2010 home improvement and landscaping programming, including an exciting spin on its groundbreaking interactive Blog Cabin series, an addition to the popular Crashers franchise, more high-profile partnerships, and six brand new experts joining the network’s team of home improvement hosts.  A brief overview of DIY Network’s 2010 programming is below:

  • The Dirtiest Network on Television: In March, DIY Network kicks off spring with week-long landscaping stunt Mulch Madness, featuring a sneak peek of the new one-hour competition series Turf War and returning favorites Desperate Landscapes, Yard Crashers, Indoors Out and King of Dirt. New landscaping programming premieres throughout the summer, including countdown series 10 Best Yard Crashers and 10 Best Desperate Landscapes.

  • Competition Series: DIY Network’s new competition series provide bragging rights as well as exciting TV.  Neighbors compete to create the best yard on the block in Turf War, home improvement professionals go head-to-head in The DIY Dominator, and do-it-yourselfers see how far they can stretch their home renovation budget in Money Hunters.

  • High-Profile Partnerships: DIY Network partners with high profile movie studios in Hollywood Builders to go behind-the-scenes to see how sets are built. This New House, a partnership with DIY Network and This Old House Ventures, brings Sweat Equity’s Amy Matthews and This Old House’s Kevin O'Connor together to discover the future of home building, home renovation and new products soon to hit store shelves. 
  • Breaking the Glass Ceiling: DIY Network introduces three women to its roster of home improvement experts: Kayleen McCabe, carpenter and the network’s first-ever female Stud Finder talent search winner, host of Rescue Renovation; carpenter Joannie Dodds joins interactive series Run My Renovation; and Deanne Bell, carpenter and mechanical engineer, co-hosts financially-focused Money Hunters.
  • More New Experts: Pro-athlete and car enthusiast Bill Goldberg is the new host of Garage Mahal; This Old House host Kevin O’Connor joins DIY Network as co-host of This New House; and contractor and electrician James Young drives the renovations in I Hate My Kitchen.

  • Innovative Interactive Television: Giving viewers a 360-experience is what DIY Network does best and opportunities grow in 2010. By logging on to DIYNetwork.com, online users vie for the most desperate landscape, choose the ugliest bathroom, design rooms by democracy, and help renovate an upstate New York house. The user generated search for America’s Most Desperate Landscape returns in March with a winner receiving a televised landscape makeover in June; online voting to design DIY Network’s Blog Cabin starts in February with the series premiering in August; viewers vote for America’s Ugliest Bathroom in January with a special premiering in February; and Run My Renovation, the first-ever interactive home renovation series, premieres in August.
  • Programming Stunts: February’s Toilet Bowl showcases bathroom makeovers as alternative programming to the Super Bowl and Smart Money Makeovers features financially focused renovation programming. Mulch Madness kicks off the landscaping season in March.  April’s Refund Renovations provides great programming ideas for homeowners looking to invest their tax refunds in home improvement projects. Sweat Equity’s Million Dollar Marathon in May showcases one million dollars worth of smart home improvement projects. Cool Tools Father’s Day Gift Guide and Cool Tools Holiday Blitz provide great seasonal gift ideas for tool lovers. And the first-ever Crash Week, a week-long primetime event in July, features new episodes of DIY Network’s ambush renovation series Yard Crashers and House Crashers, and the debut of the latest addition to the franchise, Bath Crashers.

  • Home Improvement Headaches: Challenging problems, ugly kitchens and money pits are tackled in new home improvement series I Hate Your House, I Hate My Kitchen and Renovation Rescue.  Expert hosts show even the most frustrated homeowners the tools and tips they need to improve their homes. In DIY’s Punch List (working title), a clip show featuring amazing renovations and surprising blunders, the best and worst moments in home improvement are called out.

  • Docu-Renovation Series: Building off the success of Renovation Realities, a real life look at do-it-yourselfers and their attempts at home improvement, DIY Network premieres two new docu-series. Family Renovation captures one five-member family as they struggle to renovate their home from top to bottom, living there during the process.  Massive Moves is a fascinating look inside some of the most dangerous and ambitious building moves ever attempted, from stand alone structures to entire towns.  

For additional information on DIY Network’s experts, tips and home improvement programs, visit the network’s companion Web site at www.DIYNetwork.com.  Members of the media may also obtain additional press materials, talent bios and show images by registering at DIY Network’s online media newsroom.  Viewers can also become fans of DIY Network and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts and do-it-yourselfers through Facebook and Twitter.  DIY Network is available nationwide on DISH Network Ch. 111 and DIRECTV Ch. 230, and additional cable channel designations may be found by checking local listings and www.DIYNetwork.com/tv.

About DIY Network

DIY Network, from the makers of HGTV and Food Network, is the go-to destination for rip-up, knock-out home improvement television. DIY Network’s programs and experts answer the most sought-after questions and offer creative projects for do-it-yourself enthusiasts. One of the fastest growing digital networks and currently in more than 52 million homes, DIY Network’s programming covers a broad range of categories, including home improvement and landscaping. The network’s award-winning Web site, www.DIYNetwork.com, is a leader in the Nielsen Online Home and Garden category and features multiple resources, including thousands of do-it-yourself home improvement projects, expert advice, how-to videos and images, and user-friendly reference guides with step-by-step instructions

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DIY Network

2010 Programming Overview

Programming Events

Mulch Madness

Kick-Off: Saturday and Sunday, March 6-7, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. ET

Monday, March 8 – Friday, March 12, 8 p.m. – 12 a.m. ET

DIY Network’s Mulch Madness is a week-long programming stunt featuring favorite landscaping shows, including Desperate Landscapes, King of Dirt, Indoors Out, and the highly-rated Yard Crashers, and a new landscaping series, Turf War. Turf War takes two neighbors - each paired with a landscape expert - and challenges them to totally transform their yards in 48 hours using similar materials and budgets. A judging panel declares the winner, who receives a grand prize and bragging rights. After watching Mulch Madness, DIY Network viewers will undoubtedly be stirred to rip out their backyards and create outdoor living spaces beyond their wildest dreams.

America’s Most Desperate Landscapes

Premiere: Thursday, June 17 at 9 p.m. ET

Some homes are lucky enough to boast great curb appeal while others, even in the nicest neighborhoods, are desperate for help. DIY Network is in search of America’s Most Desperate Landscape…a yard that’s completely dysfunctional and an absolute disaster to anyone who feasts his eyes on it. In partnership with a national morning show, DIY Network will kick off its desperate landscape search and promote the premiere of a coinciding one-hour special.

Crash Week

Premiere: Monday – Friday, July 5 – July 9, 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET

Ahmed Hassan of Yard Crashers and Josh Temple of House Crashers routinely ambush unsuspecting homeowners at home improvement stores and then return home with a lucky one to smash, demolish, and raze his worst home improvement nightmare. Now, these DIY Network crashers welcome to their crash club its newest member, Matt Muenster. As host of the new series Bath Crashers, to premiere during Crash Week, Matt hooks up with homeowners and then alters their dated, grimy bathrooms into throne rooms good enough for kings.

Interactive Renovation

Premiere: August

DIY Network’s 2010 Blog Cabin will feature a 1970s ranch situated just minutes from the Infamous Woodstock Festival in upstate New York. The home will be totally renovated by expert hosts from hit DIY Network series BATHtastic!, Desperate Landscapes, House Crashers, Kitchen Impossible and Yard Crashers...that is, once Internet users vote on the design features. In addition to five special episodes of these series featuring the Blog Cabin, DIY Network will debut a one-hour special, hosted by licensed contractor John DeSilvia, and highlight the amazing transformation.

Off the success of Blog Cabin, DIY Network also introduces Run My Renovation, an interactive renovation series where DIYNetwork.com users vote on the makeovers of 13 different homes. In each half-hour episode, the featured homeowner gives in to design by democracy for a particular room. Regardless of the flooring, lighting or other products and designs chosen, the homeowner is forced to live with what America thinks is best.

Cool Tools Holiday Blitz Marathon

Premiere: November 24 – December 30, Time TBD

A successful stunt that gets better every year, DIY Network’s Cool Tools Holiday Blitz Marathon will showcase 2010’s coolest tools and gift ideas for every do-it-yourselfer and homeowner on your list. Host Chris Grundy has all kinds of gift suggestions. Also part of the marathon, and hosted by Grundy, is The DIY Dominator (wt), a new challenge series in the vein of Food Network’s Iron Chef, but geared toward home improvement.

New Series

Massive Moves

Premiere: Tuesday, Jan. 5 at 11:30 p.m. ET

Regular Time Slot: Tuesdays at 11:30 p.m. ET

Houses…buildings…churches…even entire towns.  If it’s got to go, you better call a pro.  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.

Turf War

Expert Host: Ahmed Hassan, Licensed Landscape Contractor & Certified Landscape Technician

Sneak Peek Premiere: Monday, March 8 at 9 p.m. ET during Mulch Madness

Series Premiere: Monday, April 5 at 10 p.m. ET

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.

Yard Crashers: Top 10

Premiere: Monday, March 8 at 10 p.m. ET/Mulch Madness

Regular Time Slot: TBD

With Yard Crashers, you never know what you’re gonna get.  Licensed landscape contractor Ahmed Hassan ambushes unsuspecting homeowners at the home improvement store, follows them home, and creates eye-popping backyard transformations.  This informational show counts down the top 10 ways he transforms a yard, from water features to super-size decks to amazing outdoor spaces for entertaining.

Desperate Landscapes: Top 10

Premiere: Tuesday, March 9 at 10 p.m. ET/Mulch Madness

Regular Time Slot: TBD

Is your landscape the most desperate on the block? Then DIY Network has the show for you. Licensed contractor Jason Cameron shares his landscaping tips and tricks, counting down 10 ways to transform your yard from worst to first.

I Hate Your House

Expert Hosts: Jonathan O’Leary, Contractor & Nicole O’Leary, Designer

Premiere: April TBD

Regular Time Slot: TBD

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.

Rescue Renovation

Expert Host: Kayleen McCabe, Contractor & Stud Finder Winner

Premiere: April 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.

Garage Mahal

Expert Host: Bill Goldberg, Pro Athlete & Car Enthusiast

Premiere: April TBD

Regular Time Slot: Fridays at 9:30 p.m. ET

If you think your garage couldn’t possibly ever be the greatest room in your house, think again. DIY Network’s series Garage Mahal transforms filthy, disorganized garages into spectacular living spaces. Former NFL player, pro wrestler and car buff Bill Goldberg hosts the new season of Garage Mahal, which features unbelievable garage makeovers like a video gamers’ paradise or a motocross garage complete with half-pipes that store extra tires.

Money Hunters

Expert Hosts: Matt Blashaw, Licensed Contractor & Realtor and Deanne Bell, Carpenter & Mechanical Engineer

Premiere: May TBD

Regular Time Slot: TBD

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.

Rock Solid: Top 10

Premiere: June TBD

Regular Time Slot: TBD

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.

The DIY Dominator (working title)

Expert Host: Chris Grundy, Tool Expert

Premiere: June TBD

Regular Time Slot: TBD

DIY Network’s Chris Grundy hosts an exciting new challenge-driven series, The DIY Dominator (wt). 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 The DIY Dominator (wt) title and a cash prize. Episodes keep your blood pumping with plenty of adrenaline, drama and do-it-yourself tips.

Bath Crashers

Expert Host: Matt Muenster, Project Manager & Designer

Premiere: July/Crash Week

Regular Time Slot: TBD

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.

This New House

Expert Host: Amy Matthews, Licensed Contractor and Kevin O’Connor, Carpenter

Premiere: July TBD

Regular Time Slot: TBD

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.

Run My Renovation

Expert Host: John DeSilvia, Licensed Contractor and Joanie Dodds, Carpenter

Premiere: August TBD

Regular Time Slot: TBD

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, DIYNetwork.com 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.

DIY Punch List (working title)

Premiere: September TBD

Regular Time Slot: 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.

10 Killer Kitchen Projects

Premiere: 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.

I Hate My Kitchen

Expert Host: James Young, Contractor & Electrician

Premiere: October TBD

Regular Time Slot: 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.

Family Renovation

Premiere: November TBD

Regular Time Slot: TBD

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?

Hollywood Builders

Premiere: TBD

Regular Time Slot: TBD

Go exclusively behind-the-scenes of under construction Hollywood sets on DIY Network’s new series, Hollywood Builders. Viewers watch as ambitious designs go from start to finish with the same building techniques that can be used at home, but at blockbuster scales. From construction of a 16th century Japanese village to installing a commercial New York kitchen to building a futuristic control room for a 25th century space center, this is one series that gives serious Hollywood sizzle.

New Specials

America’s Ugliest Bathrooms

Premiere: Sunday, Feb. 7 at 9 p.m. ET

DIY Network is asking you to logon to www.DIYnetwork.com and vote for the strangest, most dysfunctional, and flat-out ugliest bathrooms in America from January 22 to February 4. Tune in during DIY Network’s third annual Toilet Bowl on Sunday, February 7 at 3 p.m. ET to see how these eyesores were transformed into homeowners’ dream bathrooms.

Wreck & Roll Special

Premiere: April TBD

What goes up...must eventually come down. And that's exactly what the guys in the demolition business live for! In two half-hour episodes, Wreck & Roll follows a team of demolition experts as they bring down a building or structure from start to finish. Every job is unique, potentially dangerous, and requires different precision techniques to pull it off on time and under budget.

Combat Construction

Expert Host: Josh Temple, Licensed Contractor

Premiere: Monday, May 24 at 7 a.m. ET

The Seabees are the U.S. Navy's Mobile Construction Battalion who can build a military base from the foundation up – anywhere in the world. Their work encompasses everything from roads and airfields to electrical grids and sewers. The Seabees must be versatile because they never know what they'll face, or what materials they'll have on hand. In this one-hour special, DIY Network travels to the Seabee school in Gulfport, Miss., where new recruits are trained in all aspects of construction plus instill in them all the vital combat skills they'll need when deployed on their missions. Josh Temple hosts the special, going inside the three-week training exercises, which teaches trainees how to build the road to victory.

Cool Tools Builders’ Show 2010

Expert Host: Chris Grundy, Tool Expert

Premiere: June TBD

Find out what's new in how-to as DIY Network takes you inside the International Builders' Show in Las Vegas. Tool expert Chris Grundy scours the more than one million square feet of exhibition space, putting the latest tools, materials and building techniques to the test. If it's cool, you'll see it on Cool Tools: The Builders' Show.

Man Caves: Dan Patrick Mobile Studio

Expert Hosts: Jason Cameron, Licensed Contractor and Carpenter & Tony Siragusa, Man Caves Specialist

Premiere: June TBD

When legendary sports broadcaster Dan Patrick needed to transform his new studio into a state-of-the-art television and radio facility, he knew exactly who to call: Man Caves - the popular DIY Network series dedicated to creating the ultimate guys' sanctuaries. Hosts Tony "Goose" Siragusa and licensed contractor Jason Cameron traveled to Milford, Conn., to help Patrick renovate an old loft space into the ultimate "TV Studio Man Cave" for the launch of his new daily DIRECTV series, The Dan Patrick Show. Goose, Jason and the Man Caves crew customized Dan's studio to have a traditional look complete with reclaimed brick, New England wainscoting and two rooms: a main room with a kitchen and bar, and a fun area with a basketball court with scoreboard (emblazoned with a Dan Patrick logo), a golf simulator to help Dan improve his handicap, and an up-to-the minute sports ticker. Most important to any broadcaster is a way to show off the awards, so Jason and Tony created the first-ever man cave "Emmy Launcher". You'll have to tune in to see how it works.

America’s Ugliest Kitchens

Premiere: TBD

DIY Network is asking you to logon to www.DIYnetwork.com and vote for the strangest, most dysfunctional, and flat-out ugliest kitchens in America. At a later date to be announced, tune in to DIY Network and see how these eyesores were transformed into homeowners’ dream kitchens.

Cool Tools: Hardware Show 2010

Expert Host: Chris Grundy, Tool Expert

Premiere: November TBD

Come along with Cool Tools host and tool expert Chris Grundy at The Hardware Show in Las Vegas and check out over 850,000 sq. ft. of the latest and greatest in tools.

Cool Tools: Top 25 Special

Expert Host: Chris Grundy, Tool Expert

Premiere: November TBD

Chosen by Cool Tools viewers, host Chris Grundy counts down The 25 Coolest Tools, like a quiet leaf blower that won't strain your back, special paint to update your appliances, a portable generator, cushions for your knees, a ladder that fits in tight spaces, and more.

Cool Tools Holiday 2010

Expert Host: Chris Grundy, Tool Expert

Premiere: November TBD

What tools are on your gift list? How about a magnetic tool belt, a Swiss Army knife that holds 80 tools, or a wheelbarrow with four-wheel drive? From stocking stuffer gadgets to turbo charged power tools, Chris Grundy rolls out some favorites on a special holiday edition of Cool Tools. But it's not just about the list. He’ll showcase some of the latest tools to help you decorate your home for the holidays, like an innovative Christmas tree stand, a pole for stringing lights on tall outdoor trees, a tester that indicates which bulbs are burned out, and an automatic tree watering system disguised in gift wrap. Chris Grundy plays Santa to bring you the best tools for the holiday season!

Returning Series

BATHtastic!

Expert Host: Matt Muenster, Project Manager & Designer

Season 3 Premiere: Sunday, Feb. 7 at 9 a.m. ET & Season 3 Regular Time Slot: Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET

Season 4 Premiere: July TBD & Season 5 Premiere: October TBD

What can you do to your bathroom with just a few days to work and some elbow grease? More than you can imagine. DIY Network expert Matt Muenster shows you the possibilities in the series BATHtastic! In each episode you’ll learn about cutting-edge new materials, amazing design tips and essential DIY know-how that will revitalize any bathroom, great or small. It’s one of your favorite and most widely used rooms in the house, so treat your bathroom to a quick upgrade to take it from bath to BATHtastic!

Kitchen Impossible

Expert Host: Marc Bartolomeo, Carpenter & Electrician

Season 3 Premiere: Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 9 p.m. ET & Season 3 Regular Time Slot: Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET

Season 4 Premiere: July TBD

Season 5 Premiere: October TBD

When it comes to a kitchen, renovation can literally bring down the house. Homeowners want a showplace but often end up overwhelmed, out of money and frustrated with the process of overhauling their kitchen. On DIY Network’s Kitchen Impossible, carpenter and electrician Marc Bartolomeo works with homeowners to achieve the kitchen they always wanted. But getting The Job done right can mean changing plans or ripping out existing construction. Our cameras are there to capture the twists and turns that come with home improvement. In the end, Marc shows homeowners that with a little work and ingenuity, getting their dream kitchen is never impossible.

Sweat Equity

Expert Host: Amy Matthews, Licensed Contractor

New Season 6 Episodes: Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. ET

Season 7 Premiere: August TBD

Can you increase the value of your home by $10,000, $20,000 or even more…in just two weekends? Sure you can, thanks to DIY Network’s Sweat Equity, a show dedicated to helping you determine which home improvement projects will return the most bang for your buck. Is it better to install new kitchen cabinets or just reface the old ones? Are granite countertops really worth the cost? Should you put more money into the bathroom or your kitchen? Licensed contractor Amy Matthews and her team of DIY Network experts help homeowners tackle these projects themselves, giving tips and techniques for building equity every step of the way. With the knowledge you gain from this show, and a little bit of sweat, you can increase the value of your home – and the enjoyment you get by living there.

Desperate Landscapes

Expert Host: Jason Cameron, Licensed Contractor, Carpenter

Season 6 Premiere: April TBD

Season 7 Premiere: August TBD

Regular Time Slot: Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET

Your home can have the most beautifully decorated interior, but without curb appeal, your family may become the scourge of the neighborhood. But who’s got the time to trim those out-of-control bushes, repave that cracked walkway and paint the porch? Fortunately, DIY Network has the time. In Desperate Landscapes, licensed general contractor Jason Cameron comes to a lucky viewer’s home armed with a wheelbarrow full of creative solutions to the toughest landscaping problems. In one day Jason and his team of DIY Network experts can transform even the most desperate landscape into a show place sure to make your home the envy of the neighborhood.

Indoors Out

Expert Hosts: Dean Marsico, Licensed Contractor & Derek Stearns, Licensed Contractor

Season 4 Premiere: April TBD

Season 5 Premiere: July TBD

Regular Time Slot: Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET

How do you expand a home’s square footage without expanding the home? It’s easy: build an outdoor room, one of the biggest trends in home improvement. On DIY Network’s Indoors Out, stonemasons and contractors Dean Marsico and Derek Stearns lead a crew of carpenters, landscapers and stonemasons to build unique, functional and eye-popping spaces outside the box. From outdoor TVs to spa showers to fully outfitted kitchens, Indoors Out makes great TV.

King of Dirt

Expert Host: Gino Panaro, Landscape Contractor

Season 2 Premiere: April TBD

Regular Time Slot: Mondays at 9 p.m. ET

Gino Panaro is DIY Network’s King of Dirt. He’s definitely not what you’d expect from one of America’s premier landscape contractors. He’s a loud, bull-in-a-china-shop kind of guy who happens to create incredible beauty. For his landscape designs, Gino doesn’t use a computer or fake graphic technology. Instead, he relies on his imagination, his hands and the help of his brother Ralph, who works with him in a family landscape business to create some of the most beautiful, high-end landscapes and hardscapes you’ll ever see. Together they star in DIY Network’s new series, King of Dirt, full of big personalities and even bigger insider ideas on how to make over outdoor spaces.

Yard Crashers

Expert Host: Ahmed Hassan, Licensed Landscape Contractor & Certified Landscape Technician

Season 4 Premiere: June TBD

Season 5 Premiere: July TBD

Regular Time Slot: Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET

You never know what you’ll be bringing home from the home improvement store. You go in for grass seed but come home with new patio chairs and a bag of cement. If you’re lucky enough, you could also bring home a professional landscape contractor. On DIY Network’s Yard Crashers, expert Ahmed Hassan waits at stores looking for the perfect weekend warriors who could definitely use his help. Once he finds his target, Ahmed and his team follow the surprised shoppers to their homes and completely transform their yards.

10 Grand in Your Hand

Expert Host: John DeSilvia, Licensed Contractor

Season 3 Premiere: May TBD

Season 4 Premiere: October TBD

Regular Time Slot: Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. ET

Every week on 10 Grand in Your Hand DIY Network shows real homeowners how to cut up to $10,000 from their renovation and remodeling projects. Repeat: DIY Network will save homeowners up to $10,000 in cash. In this original series, DIY Network comes into a renovation or remodeling project at the beginning, offering homeowners smart advice on new materials and technologies, plus essential how-to info on doing some of the basic work themselves. Homeowners are amazed how much we can shave off their total budget, leaving serious cash available to spend on another project, a vacation or a new toy.

Cool Tools

Expert Host: Chris Grundy, Tool Expert

Season 6 Premiere: June TBD

Season 7 Premiere: November TBD

Regular Time Slot: TBD

Did you know there’s a device that lets you carry a sheet of heavy plywood with just one hand? How about using your drill for everything from cleaning ducts to snipping sheet metal? What does “WD-40” stand for, and did you know there are more than 2,000 uses for it? Tool expert Chris Grundy answers these burning questions and more on Cool Tools. He also gives viewers an exclusive look at tools you may not even know about – from the tried and true to the latest and greatest – revealing insider tips and little-known techniques from the people who helped create them. If you like tools, you’ll go nuts for Cool Tools.

House Crashers

Expert Host: Josh Temple, Licensed Contractor

Season 2 Premiere: June TBD

Season 3 Premiere: August TBD

Regular Time Slot: Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET

DIY Network builds on the success of its hit show Yard Crashers by taking this series inside. House Crashers is ambush renovation at its best. Host and licensed contractor Josh Temple stalks a big-box home improvement store looking for unsuspecting weekend warriors and then follows them home with a large crew of experts in tow. Watch as stunned homeowners who journeyed into the store to fix a simple leaky faucet end up winning the remodeling lottery with dramatic, eye-popping room transformations.

Disaster House

Expert Host: Josh Temple, Licensed Contractor

Season 2 Premiere: July TBD

Regular Time Slot: TBD

When disaster strikes your largest investment, what do you do and how do you avoid any serious damage? From flooding to fires, from the roof to the basement, licensed contractor Josh Temple's outrageous experiments mimic common catastrophes and accelerate the typical wear and tear a house incurs. Disaster House viewers will discover what it takes to repair and prevent some of the biggest mishaps homeowners face today.

Blog Cabin

Expert Host: John DeSilvia, Licensed Contractor

Season 4 Premiere: Thursday, Aug. 19, Time TBD

Regular Time Slot: TBD

Blog Cabin is the groundbreaking multimedia experience based on a very simple idea: You Design It, We Build It, You Could Win It! This truly interactive series asks Internet users to vote on the design features for a real cabin getaway.  This year, DIY Network’s Blog Cabin is situated just minutes from the historical site of the Infamous Woodstock Festival in upstate New York.  Blog Cabin will be featured on five special episodes of the hottest DIY Network shows: BATHtastic!, Desperate Landscapes, House Crashers, Kitchen Impossible, and Yard Crashers.  Expert hosts from these series will be on hand to renovate the 1970s ranch that will become a luxurious home for a lucky sweepstakes winner. Plus, a one-hour Blog Cabin special, hosted by licensed contractor John DeSilvia, will highlight the incredible transformation.

Deconstruction

Expert Host: Matt Blashaw, Licensed Contractor & Realtor

Season 3 Premiere: August TBD

Regular Time Slot: TBD

Sometimes, to really understand what you’re building, you need to take it apart. That’s the idea behind DIY Network’s Deconstruction, a show dedicated to exploring the science behind home improvement. Join licensed contractor Matt Blashaw as he dissects the questions every do-it-yourselfer wants answered sooner or later. What happens with your garbage disposer? How do microbes clean your water? Which deadbolts hold up to uninvited company? Just how tough are bricks, really? With field trips to research labs and testing facilities and by doing some fun testing of our own, Deconstruction has a unique mission: to let our experts help turn you into an expert too.

Man Caves

Expert Hosts: Jason Cameron, Licensed Contractor & Carpenter and Tony Siragusa, Man Caves Specialist

Season 6 Premiere: October TBD

Regular Time Slot: TBD

Licensed contractor Jason Cameron and former NFL great Tony "The Goose" Siragusa give guys what they really want: amazing ideas and know-how to create the ultimate Man Caves. In each episode of this awesome DIY Network series, Jason and The Goose create a man cave solely for one lucky guy, including celebrities like Snoop Dogg, Rainn Wilson and Dan Patrick. This idea-packed series filled with do-it-yourself instruction showcases guy hangouts beyond your wildest imagination.

Renovation Realities

Featuring: Ordinary Homeowners

Season 5 Premiere: October TBD

Regular Time Slot: TBD

Home renovation looks so easy on TV. We see a project move quickly and smoothly from start to finish – and the results are always beautiful. But somewhere between “before” and “after” there are always at least a few speed bumps – and one great story. Budgets skyrocket, tempers flare, relationships suffer. This is real life, and DIY Network’s Renovation Realities proves that even in home improvement, truth is often stranger than fiction.

Marathons

Toilet Bowl Marathon

Airdate: Sunday, Feb. 7, 7 a.m. – 12 a.m. ET

If there’s anything that can pull you away from watching the Super Bowl, it’d be spending a day in the bathroom! With more than 16.2 million U.S. adults involved in bathroom remodeling according to MRI Doublebase 2008, DIY Network is airing all their favorite bathroom makeover episodes of BATHtastic!, Bathroom Renovations, Sweat Equity, 10 Grand in Your Hand, Bath Crashers, 10 Killer Bathroom Projects and America's Ugliest Bathrooms (see above) all day long.

Valentine’s Day Marathon

Airdate: Sunday, Feb. 14, 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET

DIY Network tests couples’ true passion for each other when it comes to home improvement projects. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, will these couples ever see eye to eye as they attempt to work together on their renovations? DIY Network airs its hit show Renovation Realities with episodes of their most favorite couples as they battle it out to through their renovation projects.

Smart Money Makeover Week

Airdate: Monday, Feb. 15, 7 a.m. – 11 p.m. ET, Tuesday – Friday, Feb. 16 - 19, 8 –11 p.m. ET

Airdate: Monday, July 19 – Friday, July 23, 8 – 11 p.m. ET

Airdate: October TBD

DIY Network will build confidence and educate homeowners on how to choose the right projects to make the most money during Smart Money Makeover Week with primetime episodes of 10 Grand in Your Hand, Kitchen Impossible, BATHtastic!, Sweat Equity, Yard Crashers, Desperate Landscapes, House Crashers, Bath Crashers and Money Hunters.

Refund Renovations Week

Airdate: Monday, April 12 – Friday, April 16, 8 p.m. – 12 a.m. ET

It’s the day that most viewers look forward to; receiving money from Uncle Sam!  DIY Network helps our viewers make the most out of their tax refund by improving their home by airing a full week of shows packed with ideas on how to improve the value of your home and spend your tax refund! 

Sweat Equity Million Dollar Weekend Marathon

Airdate: Saturday, May 8 and Sunday, May 9, 12 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET

The Sweat Equity Million Dollar Marathon is a multi-week long event that gives our viewers a chance to watch and win on weeknights.  Plus, learn a million dollars worth of home improvement ideas.

Memorial Day Marathon

Airdate: Monday, May 31, 7 a.m. – 12 a.m. ET

It’s the holiday that means summer is here, so why not improve your outdoors.  DIY Network will air their best outdoor programs all day long to inspire viewers to improve their outdoor living space.

Cool Tools Father’s Day Gift Guide Marathon

Airdate: Sunday, June 13, 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. ET

Have that hard to shop for do-it-yourself Dad?  Piece of cake, DIY Network shows you the latest, coolest tools on the market for Dad with just enough time to go out and purchase them before the big day.

Who’s Your DIY Daddy Marathon

Airdate: Sunday, June 20, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. ET

DIY Network will air all of Dad’s favorite shows on Father’s Day to get him in the mood to use his new cool tools.  It’s a day of programming for all Dads’ to enjoy.

Independence Day Marathon

Airdate: Monday, July 5, 7 a.m. – 12 a.m. ET

DIY Network is celebrating freedom and outdoor living this Independence Day.  It’s a day for DIY Network’s viewers to tune-in to watch their favorite outdoor and patriotic programs.

Labor Day & Blog Cabin Marathons

Labor Day Airdate: Monday, Sept. 6, 7 a.m. – TBD

Blog Cabin Airdate: Monday, Sept. 6, Primetime TBD

DIYers even work on their day off.  DIY Network airs the programs to inspire viewers to improve their outdoor living.   Whether viewers have a lawn in desperate need of a makeover or just wishing for that professional landscaper to show up, DIY Network is sure to please on their Labor Day off. A marathon of the first-ever interactive home building series, Blog Cabin, follows in primetime.

Kitchen and Bathroom Projects Week

Monday, Oct. 25 – Friday, Oct. 29, 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET

A week of DIY Network’s best kitchen and bathroom makeover series, including Kitchen Impossible, BATHtastic!, Bath Crashers and 10 Killer Kitchens and more.

Cool Tools Holiday Gift Guide Weekend

Premiere: November TBD

A successful stunt that gets better every year, DIY Network’s Cool Tools Holiday Blitz Marathon will showcase 2010’s coolest tools and gift ideas for every do-it-yourselfer and homeowner on your list. Host Chris Grundy is more hilarious than ever with his serious Cool Tools gift suggestions.  Also part of the marathon and hosted by Chris is The DIY Dominator (wt): a new challenge series in the vein of Food Network’s Iron Chef, but geared toward home improvement.

DIY Holiday Wish Week

Premiere: TBD

A week of the best kitchen, home theater, garage, landscaping, and bathroom makeovers from top DIY Network series.

About DIY Network

From the makers of HGTV and Food Network, DIY Network is the go-to destination for rip-up, knock-out home improvement television. DIY Network’s programs and experts answer the most sought-after questions and offer creative projects for do-it-yourself enthusiasts. One of the fastest growing digital networks and currently in 52 million homes, DIY Network’s programming covers a broad range of categories, including home improvement and landscaping. The network’s award-winning Web site, www.DIYnetwork.com, is a leader in the Nielsen Online Home and Garden category and features multiple resources, including thousands of do-it-yourself home improvement projects, expert advice, how-to videos and images, and user-friendly reference guides with step-by-step instructions.

 
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