Houses with History is returning for a second season. HGTV has renewed the series which follows Mike Lemieux, Rich Soares, and Jen Macdonald as they reveal the history of homes before they restore them. The first season of six episodes debuted last fall. Season two is expected to have eight installments and air early next year.
HGTV revealed more about the renewal of the series in a press release.
“HGTV has ordered eight new one-hour episodes of Houses with History starring history buff Mike Lemieux, carpenter Rich Soares and designer Jen Macdonald. During the series, which attracted nearly 14 million viewers in its freshman season, the history-obsessed trio explore the fascinating backstories of America’s oldest homes near Plymouth, Massachusetts, and help save these remarkable centuries-old properties with stunning restorations. In each episode, they also share the homes’ unique origins and past renovation stories. The new season is slated to premiere in early 2023.
“Houses with History is one of the series where we flipped the idea of what makes a good renovation story on its head and led with the backstory of the house, rather than the homeowner,” said Loren Ruch, group senior vice president, programming & development, HGTV. “A successful first season and a renewal for a second is because Mike, Rich and Jen are fantastic, humorous storytellers, and when it comes to our nation’s oldest homes, the unexpected twists that are revealed during each renovation are always fascinating.”
While fans wait for the new episodes to premiere, they can binge watch the first season of Houses with History on discovery+. Fans also can find more show content and photo galleries at HGTV.com and follow @HGTV and #HousesWithHistory on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok for additional show updates.”
What do you think? Are you excited to see more of this restoration series on HGTV?
This is literally the only show on HGTV that interests me but I never miss an episode of it! With television programming being a capricious as it is these days, I’m worried though because I noticed that the next two weeks don’t have any new episodes and this week didn’t.. please, please tell me that it hasn’t been canceled mid-season! I was led to believe that there would be at least eight episodes this season and (please let there be more next season, let there BE a next season!) so far I’ve seen only 5. Does the future hold more… Read more »
Being raised in upstate. New York Strong family history of. Farming old houses antiques just love the show the hosts are very intertaining spent time in cape cod and loved it and I have leaned alot of. History show really needs to longer. Season
This is absolutely the best show in so many ways. People with the heart and talent to preserve our nation’s history when today people want to destroy it,is a winner in my book please more episodes!!!
Love the historical base of this show! A plethora of early design we might not find elsewhere! Thank you
So very glad this has been renewed! We really liked the 1st 6 episodes. I love that they are truly interested in the history and maintaining that history. Their blend of new conveniences with the old style of homes is so great
Yes! I love this show and the hosts of the show. The history, the homes, the new designs yes, I love it all!
Glad to hear it’s returning. Love the show!
Love the show. I hope there is more to see. I love the history, quality of work and style and the suttle humor.