HGTV Takes Wraps Off New Shows


Home & Garden Television will have 1,200 hours of new original
programming for the coming season, including a series that's described as The
Dating Game
meets Designing for the Sexes.

Coming on the heels of its highest-rated quarter ever, HGTV will premiere
Divine Design, Outer Spaces and Date with Design,officials said.

Divine Design,which debuts in July, features Canadian interior
designer Candice Olson tackling different design dilemmas in each episode. She
has a team that redesigns a space from a sketch to the placement of the last

Outer Spaces, which bows in October, is a landscaping show that gives a
homeowner a completely redesigned backyard.

Then in January comes Date with Design,where a single woman
picks one out of three bachelors pads to redecorate. The bachelor then comes
home to see his newly redone quarters and meets the person who could become his
new love interest.

"HGTV's new series and specials for the coming season are excellent examples
of the evolution in our program strategy toward story-driven and
lifestyle-oriented shows while remaining focused on our original mission," HGTV
president Burton Jablin said in a prepared statement.