Ty Pennington to Host Monthly HLN Series

10-Episode 'American Journey' Premieres Jan. 12

Ty Pennington, the host of ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, has been tapped to host a new monthly half-hour series on HLN called American Journey.

The 10-episode series, which is sponsored by Chevrolet, tells the stories of people and communities who have found inventive ways to address problem by applying lessons of the America pioneers.

Each monthly installment of American Journey will air four times a month on the weekend in primetime. The first episode premieres Saturday, Jan. 12 at 8 p.m., repeating the next day.

"American Journey is the latest way that HLN will spotlight the resourcefulness and resilience we find as we cover the American scene," said Scot Safon, executive vice president and general manager of HLN. "With programs like this, and our new daily program Making It in America, HLN is deepening and broadening its coverage of news stories that really hit home for our national audience."