What’s a weekend? Why, real estate renovation time, of course. The Downton Shabby TV show premieres Saturday, October 1, 2016, at 9:00pm ET, on FYI Network. On the new series, Frank Fontana and Sherry Fontana will renovate, remodel, and revive vintage homes into “modern masterpieces.”
Downtown Shabby is produced for FYI by 3 Ball Entertainment. Todd A. Nelson, DJ Nurre, Ross Weintraub, and Curnal Aulisio executive produce for 3 Ball. Gena McCarthy and James Bolosh executive produce for FYI. Get the details from this FYI press release.
FYI TO PREMIERE NEW ORIGINAL SERIES “DOWNTOWN SHABBY” SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15 AT 9PM ET
FOLLOWS RENOVATION POWER COUPLE FRANK AND SHERRY FONTANA
AS THEY TRANSFORM HISTORIC HOMES IN THE US
TRUE VALUE PARTNERS WITH SERIES
FYI will premiere eight one-hour episodes of the new original series, “Downtown Shabby,” beginning on Saturday, October 15 at 9pm ET. New episodes will air every Saturday at 9pm ET thereafter.
Across America, there are thousands of older homes that look like the perfect dream house on the outside, but are practically unlivable on the inside. These beautiful vintage homes hide dark secrets from dry rot, to weak foundations, to cramped design or even termite infestations. In “Downtown Shabby,” renovation and design experts, Frank and Sherry Fontana, will take these homes and renovate, remodel and ultimately revive them into modern masterpieces.
True Value will be integrated into each episode of the series and will help drive the design aesthetic of the transformed historic homes. The robust partnership will also include custom short form content, on-air segments offering viewers inspirational take-away on featured projects, co-branded cross promotion and more.
While keeping an eye towards the charm and class of the original home, Frank and Sherry will modernize every aspect of the interior, from opening the floor plan to installing the latest cutting edge technology. The series will also document the lives of the homeowners as they remain in the homes throughout the renovation process.
“Downtown Shabby” is produced for FYI by 3 Ball Entertainment. Executive producers for 3 Ball Entertainment are Todd A. Nelson, DJ Nurre, Ross Weintraub and Curnal Aulisio. Executive producers for FYI are Gena McCarthy and James Bolosh.
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What do you think? How do you like the sound of the Downton Shabby TV series? Do you plan to watch the premiere on FYI? Let us know, below.
Was this show cancelled? I’ve only seen a few episodes, and then nothing more, nor can I find any further info regarding it online…..
It would appear that the moderators deleted my post. They didn’t like my criticism of their show or network. Fine. I won’t watch because the people are not showing us correct practices in construction. Downtown Shabby is just Shabby. No more for me. And True Value is NOT a good resource for SERIOUS contractors.
I also have a real problem with these people smashing cabinets and fixtures that could be repurposed. What else drives me crazy is the mistakes I see that no contractor should make. Mistakes like jamming insulation into wall cavities that are too small, compressing the insulation. installing concrete backer board in a tub area and not covering the seams with mesh tape and thinset. And now, in this Chicago home, the homeowner ( a police officer), is wearing a Blue Lives Matter shirt and the production people feel it necessary to blur the shirt? And one other point that really… Read more »
Im sorry these shows are crap, they destroy kitchen cabinets with sledge hammers instead of taking out intact and donating to Habitat or some other. Im sure it won’t last already have Kitchen Smashers. Stay with Tiny Homes.
I am just completly blown away by your design changes.
Love them but I am getting bids for a remodel of my 1950’s farm house, and I can’t get a bid for less than $100, 000.00 How do you do it so cheaply? I have maximum $70,000.00. House is completly empty and waiting for a facelift. We are in Washinton state, central southern. We have done a ton outside to the 3 acres. I am a nurse of 22 years and husband is retired police office. We just want this to be our forever home.