Unexpected Delays And Physical Labor Take Toll On Couple’s Backyard Renovation On DIY Network’s “Renovation Realities”

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October 18th, 2010

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NEW YORK Oct. 18, 2010 – When Tony and Jen McCue of St. Louis, Mo., moved into their house six years ago, they completely gutted the inside and started over from scratch. Now that the inside of the house is done, they tackle the backyard in a new episode of DIY Network’s Renovation Realities onSaturday, Oct. 30 at 9 p.m. ET. Although neither of them have any experience with a project like this, they’re confident they can get the job done in a few days and within their budget of $5,000. First, the McCues must rent a Bobcat and remove the black top the previous owners paved the yard with. Already behind schedule, they arrive home from getting the Bobcat to find a huge dumpster in their intended work area. Moving the dumpster out of the way, taking cover from a storm and doing much more physical labor than expected delay the couple even more. Tony hopes to make up time by using his truck to pull the deck down instead of tearing it down piece-by-piece. Unfortunately, the plan doesn’t work and more time is lost. After many unexpected delays, they’re ready to lay their flagstone patio. As they begin placing the stones, they realize that a miscalculation left them with half the flagstone needed. With time running out, the inability to order more flagstone threatens the whole project. DIY Network’s Renovation Realities takes you where most home renovation shows wouldn’t dare. The typical story of the neglected home that’s magically transformed into a fairy-tale leaves out one important factor: the true story behind-the-scenes. The results always end up beautiful, but the process in between the start and finish can be anything but enchanted. There are always at least a few speed bumps - and one great story. This is real life, and DIY Network's Renovation Realities proves that even in home improvement, truth is often stranger than fiction. New episodes of Renovation Realities premiere on DIY Network every Saturday at 9 p.m. ET. Additional information on DIY Network’s experts, tips and home improvement programs, visit the network’s companion website atwww.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 throughFacebook 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 NetworkDIY 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 53 million homes, DIY Network’s programming covers a broad range of categories, including home improvementand landscaping. The network’s award-winning website,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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