On Celebrity I.O.U., it’s the celebrities who get their hands dirty. The series gives some of Hollywood’s biggest names—including Brad Pitt, Viola Davis, and Melissa McCarthy—a chance to give a big thanks to the friends and family members who helped them get where they are by renovating their spaces. Hosted and produced by the Property Brothers, the series promises to elicit both tears and laughter.
Brother vs. Brother
At this point, Drew and Jonathan Scott have basically created a Property Brothers cinematic universe, but this show is especially fun because it pits the twins against each other. The basic premise is that real estate expert Drew and contractor Jonathan each flip a home and see who can make more of a profit. For season eight, which premiered January 11, there’s a bit of a twist: There are no rules when it comes to budget or location. If the heightened stakes weren’t enough to make you want to watch, HGTV has confirmed that there will be cameos by Jonathan’s famous girlfriend, Zooey Deschanel, this time around.
Restaurants on the Edge
Where to watch: Netflix
In real estate, the old adage goes: “Location, location, location.” For the owners of the restaurants featured on this Netflix series, however, location is actually the least of their worries. Restaurants on the Edge follows three food and design experts as they travel the world to try to amp up the food, decor, branding, and design of near-failing businesses situated in some of the world’s most beautiful locales.
Flip or Flop
This popular series began in 2013, with Tarek and Christina El Moussa (now known as Christina Hall) finding less-than-marketable homes (many foreclosures, bank-owned, or short sales) and reimagining them into profitable listings. The couple filed for divorce in 2017 but continued on as business partners until 2022, when the show ended for good with a finale special called Flip or Flop: The Final Flip. Still, it is worth revisiting one of HGTV’s biggest hits.