Saturday, March 3, 2012
Plus, meet 'Bachelor Bob' and the designers next week in the Mystic Ridge neighborhood and be entered for a chance to win $25,000.
Saturday, March 3, 2012
HGTV fans will have the opportunity to chat live with designers Alisha Gwen and Joe Berkowitz when the Cranberry Township episode of Showhouse Showdown premieres at 2:30 p.m. today. HGTV and Stone & Co. Entertainment partnered with Heartland Homes in August to film an episode at the Mystic Ridge development in Cranberry Township. The show also filmed in September in the Edgewater at Oakmont neighborhood. In addition to chatting with the designers on the Heartlands Homes website, anyone who participates in the chat will be entered to win an iPad. For information, visit more the Heartlands Home website by clicking here. In each episode of Showhouse Showdown, two professional interior designers take over two newly-built houses with mirror-…
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Aleppo couples' experience on the home-buyer reality show will air at 8 p.m. tonight on HGTV.
The reality is, some first-time homebuyers have it easier. They find the perfect home, it passes an inspection and they purchase the place. Others, like Erik and Caley Svensson go through a much more complicated process – an experience that will play out at 8 p.m. tonight in front of millions of people on a segment of My First Place—the HGTV series documenting the adventures of first-time homebuyers. The episode titled, “Farmhouse Delivers Country Charm and Inspection Woe" follows the Aleppo Township couple on their quest last year to find the perfect home. Caley, who teaches at Winchester Thurston School in Shadyside, wanted a farm house with a barn to store her horse, Emma. Erik wanted enough room for their bulldog, Huxley, to run and …
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
The show, which airs on HGTV, was filmed in August in the Mystic Ridge neighborhood.
Cranberry will be featured on television at the beginning of March, when the season premiere of "Showhouse Showdown" airs on HGTV. In each episode, two professional interior designers take over two newly built houses with mirror-image floor plans. The designers will compete head-to-head, creating five signature rooms in each house using identical budgets and on the same schedule. Keeping the stakes high and the designers on track will be host Bob Guiney, from ABC’s "The Bachelor." In the end, there is an open house, and one designer will be crowned the winner based on the votes that area residents cast. HGTV and Stone & Co. Entertainment partnered with Heartland Homes in August to film an episode at the Mystic Ridge development in …
Friday, February 10, 2012
The episode taped in Cranberry should have aired in October, but some season changes have pushed the air date to possibly March.
Area residents who attended the Cranberry taping of HGTV's Showhouse Showdown can see if they appear on TV in March. About five episodes of Showhouse Showdown have aired on TV. Cranberry's episode was the eighth to be filmed and was expected to air in October. Due to competition during the Monday night television lineup late last year, HGTV postponed airing the series. HGTV and Stone & Co. Entertainment partnered with Pittsburgh’s Heartland Homes in August to film an episode at the Mystic Ridge development in Cranberry. The show also filmed in September in the Edgewater at Oakmont neighborhood. When news of the series' postponement came out, it was believed that the Pittsburgh-area episodes would air in December or January on HGTV. Adam …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
The episode featuring McCandless residents Tim and Joy Kerrigan airs tonight.
After making five failed offers on Pittsburgh-area homes over a year’s worth of time, Joy Kerrigan began to doubt if she and her new husband Tim would ever find a place to call their own. “We would fall in love with a house, and then we would find out the next day it was bought by someone else who made a cash offer,” she said. “It was always a huge letdown when we got the phone call.” That is, until a reality television show provided some unexpected help. After learning crews from My First Place—the HGTV series documenting the adventures of first-time homebuyers—were filming in Pittsburgh, a friend sent the McCandless couple a link to the show with the suggestion they apply to be on it. Frustrated after yet another rejected offer, the …
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
The episode taped in Cranberry should have aired by the end of the month. It's now slated to run in December or January.
Area residents who attended the Cranberry taping of HGTV's Showhouse Showdown and can't wait to see if they're appearing on TV are going to have to wait a little bit longer. Due to competition during the Monday night television lineup, HGTV has decided to postpone episodes of its show. About five episodes of the new series have aired on TV. Cranberry's episode was the eighth to be filmed and was expected to air this month. HGTV and Stone & Co. Entertainment partnered with Pittsburgh’s Heartland Homes to film an episode at the Mystic Ridge Development in August. The show also filmed in September in Oakmont. Kevin Oakley, director of marketing for Heartland Homes, said HGTV will begin airing the show when the popular network television …
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Former 'Bachelor' Bob Guiney keeps the crowd laughing during a hot afternoon shooting "Showcase Showdown" at Mystic Ridge, the new Heartland Homes development.
More than 750 people showed up Saturday for the filming of "Showhouse Showdown" in Cranberry. HGTV and Stone & Co. Entertainment partnered with Pittsburgh’s Heartland Homes for the series, which is being filmed in cities across the country. The show pits two experts against each other in competition to design the best model home. Judges who choose the winning look are selected from the community where the show is being filmed. The show is hosted by former Bachelor Bob Guiney, who mugged for the camera and interacted with the crowd Saturday at the Mystic Ridge development. The homes, located on Center Oak Drive and Castle Brook Drive off Garvin Road, were open to the public from 1 to 3 p.m. While everyone who attended was allowed to tour …
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Former Bachelor Bob Guiney will be the host of Showhouse Showdown.
Model homes in new housing plans often come pre-decorated by an expert. That’s nothing new. But in Mystic Ridge, a new neighborhood in Cranberry, competing interior designers will decorate the model homes with the winning look that the public chooses. And it will all be filmed for TV. HGTV and Stone & Co. Entertainment have partnered with Pittsburgh’s Heartland Homes to film part of a new series titled Showhouse Showdown in Cranberry. The show, which is being filmed in cities across the country, pits two experts against each other in competition to design the best model home. Members of the community where the show is being filmed will act as judges and get to pick the winning look. HGTV’s Leslie Appleyard, who is producing the Pittsburgh …