Home renovation

Detroit home improvement show ‘Bargain Block’ resumes for second season

“Bargain Block,” a Detroit-based home improvement show, has been picked up for a second season by HGTV, the network announced.

After a strong performance in its first season with more than 20 million viewers tuning in, 10 one-hour episodes of the show will air starting in summer 2022.

The show features home improvement experts Keith Bynum and Evan Thomas, a couple who fulfill their dream of restoring Motor City’s iconic neighborhoods, one episode at a time.

Bynum and Thomas, with the help of Detroit real estate expert Shea Hicks-Whitfield, buy several rundown houses on one block and try to make them attractive and affordable to buyers in the community, especially those looking to buy a house for the first time.

The show premiered in April and, for Bynum and Thomas, followed nearly four years of home flipping in Detroit. In the first season they focused primarily on one neighborhood at Livernois and 8 Mile and another on M-39, or the Southfield Freeway.

“Keith, Evan and Shea have a deep passion for the city of Detroit, and their commitment to revitalizing homes there has resonated with millions of HGTV fans,” said Jane Latman, President of HGTV & Streaming Home Content. , Discovery, Inc.

“They share a common goal of creating beautifully renovated homes that are accessible to everyone and this mission helps support communities and improve lives.”

Nine Design + Homes transforms starter homes for first-time buyers.  The company will be featured in a new HGTV series, "Bargain Block," which begins April 14.

“Bargain Block” is the latest, but not the only, HGTV show to shine a spotlight on home improvement in Detroit. “Rehab Addict” star Nicole Curtis, a Lake Orion native, has been filming in the city since 2013.

The first season has an 8.7/10 star rating on IMDB, and full episodes can be streamed on Discovery+.