DIY Sets Fall Slate

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Automotive repair, kitchen renovation, scrapbook development and woodturning are subjects for several DIY new series and specials slated for the fall.

Overall the Scripps Inc.-owned network will offer more than 160 new hours of programming in the fourth quarter through the introduction of three series, six, five-part workshops, and a one-hour special.

The network would not reveal specific costs for the its new original programs.

"Whether you're building a new home, trying to tackle a long overdue home improvement project, or simply needing useful car care tips, DIY's new fall programming will continue to reinforce to our viewers that we're the authority when it comes to providing informational and entertaining 'how-to' programs," DIY senior vice president and general manager Bob Baskerville said.

Among new series getting launched in September are Talk2DIY Automotive, in which viewers get answers to automotive questions; Kitchen Renovations, offering remodeling tips; and Help on the Homefront,
in which armed-services families are provided household repair and remodeling help while their spouses serve overseas.

Also bowing in September is Lending a Hand: Habitat for Humanity, a five-part workshop in which viewers are shown the steps involved in building a Habitat for Humanity home, and Croppin' USA, a two-hour special focusing on the art of making scrapbooks, said the network.

On tap for October and November are several series and specials focusing on woodturning, lighting design, floors, doors & windows; and tiling techniques and a five-part Holiday Workshop
series focusing on Christmas and Hanukkah projects.

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