HGTV reveals the future of ‘Down Home Fab’
HGTV is halfway through the first season of its latest show, Down Home Fab, and the network has already announced the fate of the freshman series. Today, February 2nd, HGTV shared a video on Instagram of hosts Chelsea and Cole DeBoer receiving the news that their show was on extended for a second seasonincluding their immediate reaction.
Watch the video below.
Down Home Fab’s ratings have increased with each of the first 3 episodes
After hearing the news their show was returning for a second season, Down Home Fab hosts and former Teen Mom 2 stars Chelsea and Cole were thrilled. Cole’s immediate reaction was to yell, “No way!”
Chelsea continued: “I’m shaking, you guys don’t understand how much this means to us. I’ve been updating the reviews all day because I want to show you that we’re doing a good job. That means so much to us.”
“Down Home Fab” premiered on Monday, January 16th US TV Databasethe premiere attracted 678,000 viewers who The US sun Dubbed “disappointing” and compared to the following night’s episodes of “Fixer to Fabulous” (hosted by Jenny and Dave Marrs), which drew 1,098,000 viewers, and “House Hunters”, which drew 941,000 viewers.
Despite this initial setback, DeBoer’s show was able to rebound over the next two weeks, garnering 850,000 viewers for the second episode (which aired January 23) and 878,000 viewers for the third episode (which aired January 30). After hearing the good news about their renewal, Cole thanked the producers and confirmed that he and Chelsea plan to “work us off” in season two.
“Coming from a show like Teen Mom, I feel like it’s hard to get people to believe in you, so I never felt like that [in] everything I did, everyone would take me seriously, and that just feels so good. I’m very proud of it, so I’m so happy,” Chelsea said, fighting back tears.
Ashley’s reality summary reported that the second season of “Down Home Fab” will grow from six episodes to eight and is expected to premiere in early 2024.
Chelsea DeBoer approached HGTV with the idea for Down Home Fab
In a phone interview with Heavy prior to the premiere of Down Home Fab, Chelsea confirmed that she played a key role in the development of her HGTV series. She and Cole were in the process of building their dream home in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where they live with their children, and shared the process online on a special Instagram account called Down Home DeBoerswhich has built a fan base of over 760,000.
Chelsea loved working with Cole and sharing the process with fans, so one day she got the idea to reach HGTV the best way she knew, by slipping into her direct messages on Instagram.
“It’s kind of funny because I slipped into their DMs. We were building our house and I just texted them one day,” Chelsea said, although she mentioned feeling regret, “I immediately deleted it because I was so embarrassed that I was going to do that. That’s not typical for me.”
Even though she deleted the message, the news had still circulated around the network, and after many months of hard work, Chelsea and Cole can celebrate not just one, but two seasons on HGTV. “Guess what? We’re having margaritas tonight!” Chelsea said at the end of the clip, where she and Cole got the season 2 renewal news.
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