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11/1/2012

HGTV offers special preview of 2013 series 'Catastrophe, Inc.'

NEW YORK – NOV. 1, 2012 – HGTV is airing a special preview of two episodes of its new 2013 series, Catastrophe, Inc., this Sunday, Nov. 4, beginning at 7 p.m. ET. The half-hour documentary style series features HGTV’s Catastrophe, Inc. crew – licensed disaster recovery contractors Ed Ranieri and Enzo Maddalena, designer Kari Openshaw and Joe Charboneau, former Cleveland Indians player and all around construction worker – who are the masters of disaster clean up.  These unsung heroes work relentlessly in the muck and grime to change people’s lives by restoring their homes.
 
Premiering at 7 p.m. ET, the first episode, “Surprise Super Storm,” documents the crew completely renovating the exterior of a Richmond, Va., house, including fixing the roof and nursery room, installing new landscaping, and adding on a much-needed porch after a 100-year old tree was uprooted and crashed into it during a violent thunderstorm.  And at 7:30 p.m. ET, the second episode, “Waldo Canyon Fire Renovation,” captures the crew rehabilitating a Colorado Springs, Colo., home that suffered severe damage caused by intense heat, smoke and water.  HGTV’s series premiere of Catastrophe, Inc., produced by Rivr Media, is expected to debut a 13-episode arc in second quarter next year.
 
Both Catastrophe, Inc. episodes are also airing later the same night on HGTVs sister property, DIY Network, at 11 p.m. ET and 11:30 p.m. ET. And earlier the same day at 6 p.m. ET, DIY Network is airing an encore of The Last House Standing, a one-hour special hosted by Kayleen McCabe and meteorologist and extreme weather expert Bonnie Schneider, which offers homeowners proactive steps to protect their homes from natural disasters.
 
For more information on HGTV, visit HGTV.com.  Viewers can also become fans of HGTV and interact with other home and design enthusiasts through Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.  
 
About HGTV
America’s leading home and lifestyle brand, HGTV features a top-rated cable network that is distributed to more than 98 million U.S. households and the HGTV website, HGTV.com, the nation’s leading online home-and-garden destination that attracts an average of four million unique visitors per month.  The brand also includes the HGTV® HOME consumer products line which showcases exclusive collections of paint, flooring, lighting, furniture, plants and other home-oriented products, as well as HGTV Magazine, a new home and lifestyle publication published in partnership with Hearst Magazines.
 
PRESS CONTACTS:
Brandii Toby-Leon, HGTV & DIY Network: btoby@scrippsnetworks.com and 865.560.4280
Sheila Munguia, Rogers & Cowan (PR Agency): smunguia@rogersandcowan.com and 212.878.5029

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