Alicia Cox Thomson
Friday, April 1, 2011 9:25 AM EDT
It's that time of year -- out with the old, in with the new! Our spring schedule starts Monday, April 4 with new shows, new hosts and new seasons of favourites like Income Property, Disaster DIY and Property Virgins.
New shows & hosts! Clockwise from top left: Gail Vaz-Oxlade of Til Debt Do Us Part: Home Edition; Ahmed Hassan of Turf Wars and Yard Crashers; All American Handyman; Decked Out; Frank Fritz & Mike Wolfe of American Pickers
New Shows (all show times are Eastern)
Til Debt Do Us Part: Home Edition
Back to back new episodes premiering on Tuesday, April 5 at 3pm, 9pm & 12am
To save families from the doldrums of debt, each episode of Til Debt Do Us Part follows financial wizard Gail Vaz-Oxlade as she helps families go from red to black by getting to the root of their destructive spending habits. In these Home Edition specials, Gail helps couples cope with a serious financial predicament: will they lose their house if they don't change their ways?
Back to back new episodes premiering on Tuesday, April 5 at 8pm & 3am
You never know what you're going to bring home from the home improvement store — maybe some new patio chairs or a bag of cement — or it could be professional landscaper Ahmed Hassan. It's like winning the landscape lottery: Ahmed waits at stores looking for the perfect weekend warriors who could use his help. People go in thinking they're just buying a bag of mulch, but instead come home with Ahmed and his team, who completely transform their landscape.
All American Handyman
Premiering on Tuesday, April 5 at 10pm & 1am
Twenty Americans from across the country have nailed the chance to be crowned the "handiest of them all" in All American Handyman, hosted by the talented Molly Culver. To avoid elimination, contestants must showcase their abilities under the watchful gaze of celebrity judges Mike Holmes and Scott McGillivray, plus a secret weekly judge. All 20 contestants have proven they've got what it takes but only one will walk away with the coveted title of "All American Handyman," a $10,000 Sears prize package and an HGTV development deal.
Back to back new episodes premiering on Thursday, April 7 at 3pm, 10pm & 1am & Friday, April 8 at 3pm & 8pm
Decked Out is an outdoor construction show that follows charismatic designer/carpenter Paul Lafrance through the process of creating backyard decks with a "creative edge" for his roster of clients.
Premiering on Friday, April 8 at 9pm & 12am
Neighbours battle to win $5000 and the title of the best yard on the block by Ahmed Hassan (also host of Yard Crashers). Two teams, each led by Ahmed's landscape experts, use the same batch of materials and the same time frame to transform their yards into spectacular outdoor spaces. Ahmed is there offering advice, constructively criticizing and at times jumping in to help. In the end, Ahmed (with input from other neighbors) decides who got the better result, but viewers get to see two amazing transformations.
Premiering on Friday, April 8 at 10pm & 1am
This isn't your grandmother's antiquing. Pickers like Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz are on a mission to recycle America, even if it means diving into countless piles of grimy junk or getting chased off a gun-wielding homeowner's land. American Pickers follows them as they scour the country for hidden gems in junkyards, basements, garages and barns, meeting quirky characters and hearing their amazing stories.
My First Place
My First Sale
Bang for Your Buck
House Hunters International
Million Dollar Listing
Get your classic Sarah Richardson fix with season 2 of Design Inc. Before Sarah's House, Sarah's Cottage and Sarah 101, the designer filmed this show which revolved around client projects from her design firm, Sarah Richardson Designs.
Here's where we open it up to comments: what shows are you looking forward to?