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Posted by arcy
Mon, Mar 12, 12 at 9:15
|Yesterday I watched a couple re-do their back yard on Sweat Equity. Today the same couple is doing their bathroom on Bathastic. They even showed the yard and all they said was "They previously did their yard", using footage from the other show!!! Both shows have been showing off reno work on the inside of the house and saying the couple did it previously by themselves. Why do I doubt it?!! How many shows will they use one house/couple for and where do I sign up!!!?|
|They are probably friends or family of someone on the inside.|
|I'm not familiar with either program but are they both produced by the same production company/people? If so, maybe it was just easier to use the same house in their programming lineup rather than scour for new prospects & homeowners. I do agree though, if I had seen & heard what you did it would knocked both the programs' and network's creditability down to pretty much zero.|
|A friend of mine will find out in 2 weeks if they got accepted on House Hunters. |
They already bought the house.
They have sold their previous house.
If they get on the show they'll use someone else's house (my son's!) on the show.
My head is spinning on how they do these shows!
|I've been contacted for Mancaves. Had to send a submission form, then I forgot about it. About a year later they emailed me asking for pics and said they would send me a link to send them a video about why we should be featured on the show. I never heard back again, that was in January, so maybe it will take another year, who knows. I entered my DH, b/c our basement is a pit, and he's worked so hard on the rest of the house, I wanted him to have a space of his own. |
We'll see what happens. A coworker of mine was on it already.
|A few years back one of the professors I work with was featured on a show. I don't even know the name of the show but I believe it was actually a DIY show (which I think is somehow under HGTV). The host of the show was a contractor, who was also a former football player here (Fuad Reviez). Not sure if anyone knows what show I'm talking about. ANYWAY, Mr. Professor wanted an outdoor kitchen. Mr. Reviez wanted to show an outdoor kitchen project on the show. He had been the GC on Mr. Professor's home. So they put in a "bid" for their project to be showcased on the show. An application was written up explaining the project, costs, etc. and it was chosen. Then spent about 3 days filming. I went out to Mr. Professor's house a couple of times during the filming. Let me tell you - they go all out. Very professional, and they ate like kings! One gal's job at all times was to keep meals supplied (2-3 a day) and snacks in between. Drinks, etc. available at all times. It was quite interesting. So like Lukki said, Mr. Professor did know someone, but not all the shows used Mr. Reviez's projects or clients. I would assume the applications/bids were entered and chosen from. |
|Woot Polly! Exciting for you!! |
I forgot to mention that the HGTV Corporate offices are in the city where I work. The wife of a friend of ours works there.
|We applied for a makeover show when they were filming in our area. Sent pictures and description, but never heard back. Most times they are looking for people in the Los Angeles or may NYC areas. |
We would really like Ahmed and Yard Crashers to our home! Although, we aerated and seeded the lawn a few times, and it looks a lot better.
|Someone else mentioned that they knew a couple who had been featured on House Hunters. They also had already bought the new house before it was filmed. That's why most of the houses they look at are empty of furniture. For me, it doesn't spoil the enjoyment of watching the show. I like seeing the different houses, although sometimes they are so bland I don't know why they are showing it. |
I especially enjoy House Hinters Intl. I love seeing how the houses in other countries are different from those in the USA ( and Canada, I presume). There were several shows about finding apartments in Paris that were fun to watch. People pay many thousands f dollars to live in shoeboxes, but of course the shoebox is in Paris!!
My only peeve with Yardcrashers is that they add so much hardscaping and don't leave enough green space. I guess it's more dramatic for tv. Do the participant have to apy for the work or is it paid by the tv show?
|I also like the international shows. I often will change my craigslist setting for a different country and look at homes/apartments. I have to guess my way around since I don't know other languages but it is fun to see how others live.|
|I record House Hunters International. Love seeing homes in different countries.|
|How cool! That explains why sometimes when the buyers are seeing the house "before" buying it, there is furniture that is shown in the after purchase footage.|
|Natesgram, what a great idea. I just was looking at apts for rent in Paris in Craigslist.|
|I've seen the same people on different shows a couple of times. The one that really took me aback and was the lady from Jerseylicious. She is the mom to the guy who is dating Gee Gee (not sure how to spell). In the show it was the mom and the son only. She has a husband and another son. They didn't mention her having a husband but instead said she was "single". It was the A & E show "sell this house" that use to come on Saturday mornings. It was an old show so that was taped a while before Jerseylicious showed up on TV. |
The other people I saw duplicate times was this rocker couple that were featured on the show that use to be on TLC or Discovery where they went in and cleared out their junk and made their house pretty. It was the first of the clean up shows and Peter Walsh was on there a lot. I think that's where I first saw him. Then sometime later I saw them on a show that was doing their landscaping.
I too wish I knew where I could sign up.
Natesgram I do that also and get upset when I see all the beautiful things being sold in parts of the country I cannot get to.
|I know there was a couple on Trading Spaces that were actors, and I've since seen the guy on numerous shows. I've watched a couple of shows where the couple were just soooo hip and cool and impossibly good looking that I wondered if they weren't actually actors. (Not that any of us are not hip, cool and good looking, of course). In these cases, they were right out of central casting, however. So I wonder how many are staged? |
All I know is if Ahmad Assaud approached me outside HD, I'd be on him in a heart beat!
|If you watch most of the DIY and many of the HGTV shows are Edelman productions. He left the Twin Cities 20? years ago to start this new cable do it yourself net work. He done good!! He had a day time talk show for years before that. Thanks for your stories. I had no idea they were this "tricky" with their clientele.|
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