HGTV Orders Series

Posted on: February 23, 2016

Erin and Ben Napier revealed HGTV has ordered the series, Home Town. They made the announcement at the 5th Annual Magnolia State Bank Chili Cook Off in downtown Laurel, Miss.

“I think, in an era of ‘big-city living’, Home Town reminds folks of the value in going back to their home towns and doing what they can to be a part of them,” said Ben.

The show features the Napiers guiding home buyers through the process of choosing and renovating a home in a small, southern town. The design and implementation process relies heavily on the knowledge and assistance of local architects, craftsmen and business owners.

“Ben and I are incredibly excited for the opportunity to introduce the world to our precious town and the hardworking people in it,” said Erin. “It’s those people who demonstrate day-in and day-out that you don’t have to leave your small town to make a really big difference.”

Pre-production and casting for the show has started, though filming will not likely begin until summer. People in the process of buying a home in Laurel, Miss., in need of substantial renovation, who would like to be considered should contact hometowncasting@rtrmedia.com.

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HGTV Home Town To Air Sunday

Posted on: January 20, 2016

An HGTV show, Home Town, was shot over the summer in Laurel, Mississippi. The popularity of the premiere on Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 11:00 AM CST will hopefully bring a host of visitors and economic resurgence to the City Beautiful. Erin and Ben Napier will help a couple, Ross and Laura Tew, find and restore an old home in Laurel. The 1-hour pilot episode will shine a light on the people, culture, architecture, natural beauty, and most of all, the small town spirit of Laurel, Mississippi and all of those who choose to call her home. If the pilot is successful, the show could become a series on HGTV.

“Home Town” airs at 11 a.m. Jan. 24 on HGTV.

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