HGTV to bring Instagram hit ‘Cheap Old Houses’ to TV

Discovery-owned US home improvement network HGTV has greenlit an eight-part series based on the Instagram sensation Cheap Old Houses, fronted by the social media stars of the original account.

Each month, Cheap Old Houses founders Ethan and Elizabeth Finkelstein uncover surprising property bargains that are available for less than $150,000. The duo will now transition their concept, which boasts more than 1.4 million Instagram followers, to TV in a show of the same name.

Cameras will follow the Finkelsteins as they visit small towns and cities across the US in search of low-priced older houses, while also sharing the stories of the property’s historical significance and architectural uniqueness.

The hosts will also return to see the restoration work done on saved old homes formerly featured on Cheap Old Houses.

“When HGTV fans told us we needed a show with Ethan and Elizabeth, we listened because we understand how easy it is to fall into the rabbit hole of hunting for cheap old houses,” said Loren Ruch, group senior vice president, programming and development, HGTV. “Everyone will be astounded by the incredible, inexpensive property treasures that Ethan and Elizabeth find and they also may be inspired to buy a cheap old house of their own.”

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