Discovery UK has greenlit three new lifestyle and entertainment shows for its free to air channels Quest Red, HGTV and Really.
The broadcaster has also recommissioned Helicopter ER and The Bad Skin Clinic.
The Nolans in the Mood for Cruising (W/T) (8×60) is produced by Koska for Quest Red, and follows the Nolan sisters Coleen, Linda, Maureen and Anne as they go on their first shared trip and first singing reunion, in decades – on board MSC Grandiosa, one of the biggest Cruise ships in the world. The series explores themes around loss, finding love in middle age, the strength of female friendships and battling illness.
Cash in the Spare Room (10×60) is produced by Glasgow based Friel Kean Films for HGTV, and follows Sarah Moore (Money For Nothing) and Max McMurdo (George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces) as they help people attempt to turn unused spaces in their homes into lucrative holiday lets. From spare rooms to garages, outbuildings to caravans – the design duo travel across the United Kingdom transforming spaces on a wide variety of budgets for profit.
Clear Out Cash In (W/T) (10×60) is produced by STV Productions for Really, and follows Yorkshire auctioneer Angus Ashworth and his team as they clear out houses full of trinkets, treasure and junk – transforming former family homes to empty shells, ready for sale. The items of value go to auction, with profits going to the owner, and the rest is recycled or taken to the tip.
Meanwhile, Helicopter ER (30×60), produced by Yorkshire based Air Television returns to Really for a fifth and sixth series.
The Bad Skin Clinic (12×60), produced by Birmingham’s Full Fat TV for Quest Red.
Clare Laycock, SVP, Head of Lifestyle and Entertainment Brands at Discovery UK and Ireland, said: “Half of Discovery’s audience are now women, and our increased investment in lifestyle and entertainment content signals our commitment to deepening engagement with these viewers.”
Clare Laycock ordered the programmes and Charlotte Reid is head of commissioning for L&E channels. Deirdre Dowling, Romy Page and Matt Reid are commissioning executives for TLC, Quest Red and Really.