Friday, May 27, 2011 1:33 PM EST
Ah, the very thought of summer makes me happy, especially because it's been a rainy month here in Toronto. Our summer schedule is packed with fun new shows and hosts, plus returning HGTV programs we know you love. Find out what's new, when you can watch and what we'll have online. Note: All times are Eastern Standard Time.
Peter Fallico is back; Meet Karen Sealy, host of Summer Home
Summer Home premieres Friday, June 3 at 11am, repeats Saturday, June 4 at 1pm and Sunday, June 5 at 9pm
Designer Karen Sealy packs up her samples and design pad and heads up to cottage country to makeover summer homes. Using functional and practical designs, Karen creates dreamy retreats that celebrate summer living. From a derelict waterside bunkie to a multi-family country lodge, Summer Home captures the fun, humour and emotion of a summer at the family cottage. Watch online? Yes
Home To Keep premieres Friday, June 3 at 11:30am, repeats Saturday, June 4 at 1:30pm and Sunday, June 5 at 9:30pm
Design TV favorite Peter Fallico is back! This time around he’s helping families fix their spaces to suit the way they actually live. They love their homes and love their neighborhoods -- so moving isn’t an option. But there’s something that simply doesn’t work. With a team of experts in tow, Peter takes on a new challenge each week, giving one lucky family a place they can truly call a home to keep! Watch online? Yes
The Antonio Treatment premieres Tuesday, May 31 at 3pm, repeats at 10pm
Season four Design Star (US) winner Antonio Ballatore transforms lackluster rooms into radically original spaces. Under the mantra "go big or go home," Ballatore takes ordinary rooms that are beige and boring and gives them The Antonio Treatment.
House Crashers premieres Tuesday, May 31 at 9pm
House Crashers is ambush renovation at its best. Host and contractor Josh Temple stalks a big-box home improvement store looking for unsuspecting weekend warriors, 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.
Coming in July: Deck Wars
Deck Wars is a competition to see who can build the best deck in an unbelievably restricted amount of time. Hosted by Paul Lafrance, from Decked Out, the competition will cover two days of jam-packed work in which the competitors will have to design, build, tweak and polish their projects, while Paul and his team of experts provide valuable advice and lots of laughs.
Location, Location, Location Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer are back roaming the UK and helping buyers find their dream homes. Premieres Friday, June 3 at 3am and repeats Saturdays at 12am. Watch online? Yes
Selling New York returns for season three on Tuesday, June 7 at 11am, repeating Wednesday, June 8 at 3pm and 8pm.
Continuing with New Episodes
There you have it, folks. What shows are you looking forward to?
Stay tuned for new summer shows from our friends at Food Network Canada. Travel vicariously to Spain with host Annie Sibonney on From Spain with Love, premiering Thursday, June 2 at 10am, 3pm and 7pm ET, repeating Saturdays at 10:30am.