FYI has greenlit the new original series, “Downtown Shabby,” from 3 Ball Entertainment, it was announced today by Gena McCarthy, EVP of Programming and Development for FYI. Production has already begun on eight one-hour episodes, with the series slated to premiere in Fall 2016.
Across America, there are thousands of vintage homes that look like the perfect dream house on the outside, but are practically unlivable on the inside. Whether it’s an 18th century plantation or an early 19th century farmhouse, these beautiful vintage homes hide dark secrets: dry rot, weak foundations, cramped design or even termite infestations.
Renovation and design experts, Frank and Sherry Fontana, will take these historic treasures and renovate, remodel and ultimately revive them into modern masterpieces. True Value will partner with the series to help drive the design aesthetic of each of the historic homes transformed.
“Frank and Sherry are proven talent in the home renovation space, and I’m thrilled to have them as part of the FYI family,” said McCarthy. “Downtown Shabby’ will capture huge renovations, unexpected challenges and stunning reveals.”
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. Their goal is to ensure these vintage classics become the dream homes their owners have always wanted. The series will also document the lives of the homeowners as they remain in the vintage 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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