Six months after being inexplicably pulled off the air, HGTV has quietly announced that “The Renovator” starring multimillionaire business expert Marcus Lemonis will get a second chance in April. The series originally premiered in October 2022 with much fanfare, but disappeared after just two episodes had aired.
In the weeks leading up to its premiere, “The Renovator” was promoted by Lemonis, 49, and HGTV as a new eight-episode series set to air on Tuesday nights. The first two episodes aired as scheduled on October 11 and October 18, but the rest of the series never aired.
HGTV nor Lemonis responded to Heavy’s requests for comment at the time, but on October 21, Lemonis posted on social media that the series would return in 2023. He uploaded the 90-second “sneak peek” promo of the show that had previously aired on the network and wrote that he hoped fans had enjoyed the two-episode “sneak peek” of the series.
HGTV Has Added 3 Episodes of ‘The Renovator’ to Schedule
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In a joint Instagram post on March 10, 2023, HGTV and Lemonis announced that “The Renovator” will begin airing late on Saturday nights — at 10 p.m. Eastern time — beginning April 8. Later that day, Lemonis also posted a video promo for the show, writing, “I’m back to improve families’ lives and homes!”
It is not clear if HGTV plans the full series, as its website currently only lists air dates for three new episodes – on April 8, 15, and 23.
Lemonis is a successful entrepreneur and CEO of Camping World with an estimated net worth of $500 million. He starred in the CNBC reality show “The Profit” for eight seasons until the spring of 2020. According to Reality Blurred, Lemonis has faced multiple lawsuits from businesses featured on the show, including a $30 million fraud claim filed in May 2022, per AdWeek.
Lemonis’ work has not focused on home renovations, but he has said that he privately loved dabbling in home design for many years. “The Renovator” allowed him to blend that passion with his business acumen and expertise in communication strategies, he told HGTV in September, before the first episodes …read more