Thursday, January 19, 2023

The HGTV show gets awards

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Congratulations to the cast and crew!

HGTV’s “Bargain Block” was announced as one of the nominees at the 34th Annual GLAAD Media Awards being held on March 30, 2023 in Los Angeles and May 13, 2023 in New York City. Bargain Block is the only HGTV program recognized by the organization, ranking alongside Bravo’s Family Karma and Southern Hospitality, Freeform’s The Come Up and Discovery+ in the Outstanding Reality Program category. was nominated. Generation Drag and Trixie Motel, Netflix’s Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness, E!’s Mathis Family Matters, Paramount+’s The Real World Homecoming: New Orleans, and HBO’s We’re Here. In the first year, a separate category was created specifically for reality competition series.

The nominees were announced yesterday, January 19, by RuPaul’s Drag Race season 15 contestants Sasha Colby and Salina Estitties on the GLAAD YouTube channel.

Bargain Block hosts and partners Keith Bynum and Evan Thomas were both thrilled to receive the GLAAD nomination while “fully immersing themselves in the demo and garbage disposal on the set of #BargainBlock Season 3.” .

“Never thought we’d be nominated for something like this! Thank you to the crew, producers, our build teams and our @ninedesignandhomes team for all coming together and making the best show possible! ❤️,” Thomas wrote in an Instagram caption.

Bynum also shared his thoughts on the nomination, calling it “a dream I never saw coming.”

The show’s real estate expert Shea Whitfield joined the couple to share a celebratory Instagram post of their own. Attaching various photos of as many cast and crew members as she could, Whitfield wrote, “Uber EXCITED to learn that @BargainBlock, the AMAZING show I’m a part of, has just been nominated for a @GLAAD Award! I knew today was going to be a good day, I felt it in my bones.”

Various HGTV hosts made their way to the trio’s comments sections to congratulate them, with Fixer to Fabulous host Jenny Marrs writing, “Amazing!! Happy birthday to you both!❤️👏” on Thomas’ post and Rock the Block host Ty Pennington commented “🔥” on Whitfields.

Though Keith Bynum and Evan Thomas are reveling in their GLAAD Award nominations, they may not have much time to celebrate as the pair are busy filming the third season of their hit series, which was renewed in November 2022. The 10-episode season is expected to premiere in summer 2023. However, filming for the third season began ahead of the new year, when the hosts began sharing behind-the-scenes photos on their Bargain Block Instagram page.

Speaking about the show’s success and popularity in a series renewal press release, Loren Ruch, executive director of HGTV, said, “Keith, Evan and Shea’s passion for revitalizing homes in Detroit shines in every episode as they explore forgotten properties in uniquely beautiful homes that showcase Evans craftsmanship and Keith’s remarkable custom art and design style. They are on a mission to improve more neighborhoods, and we will help them achieve that goal with this new 10-episode chain.”

Fans who can’t wait for summer can catch up on old episodes of Bargain Block now on Discovery+.

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