“Bargain Block,” a Detroit-based home improvement show, has been picked up for a second season on HGTV, the network said.
After a strong performance in its first season with over 20 million viewers, 10 one-hour episodes of the show will air from summer 2022.
The show stars home improvement experts Keith Bynum and Evan Thomas, a couple who fulfill their dream of restoring iconic Motor City neighborhoods one episode at a time.
Bynum and Thomas, with the help of Detroit real estate expert Shea Hicks-Whitfield, are buying several run down homes on one block and trying to make them attractive and affordable to buyers in the community, especially those looking to buy. a home for the first time.
The show premiered in April, and for Bynum and Thomas followed almost four years of house flipping in Detroit. During the first season, they mainly focused on one area in Livernois and 8 Mile and another off the M-39, or Southfield Freeway.
“Keith, Evan and Shea have a deep passion for the city of Detroit and their commitment to revitalizing homes there has resonated with millions of HGTV fans,” said Jane Latman, President of HGTV & Streaming Home Content , Discovery, Inc.
“They share a common goal of creating beautifully renovated homes that are accessible to all and this mission helps support communities and improve lives.”
“Bargain Block” is the latest, but not the only, HGTV show to spotlight home improvement in Detroit. “Rehab Addict” star Nicole Curtis, originally from Lake Orion, has been touring the city since 2013.
The first season is rated 8.7 / 10 stars on IMDB, and full episodes can be streamed on Discovery +.