Home & Garden TV Shows

The home garden television genre originally consisted of programming that was as much, if not more, about instruction as it was about entertainment. Early home improvement programs often were staged with little more than a handyman in his workshop demonstrating to viewers how to complete this or that project. Eventually, again like the food genre, home and garden television began to incorporate entertainment value, and the genre made its way to niche cable networks, where it picked up the influences of reality television.

The home genre achieved large-scale popularity in the 1980s with the rise of This Old House on PBS. Although it contained some elements of instruction, the show was primarily concerned with entertainment as it presented cutting-edge building technologies and documented the process of home renovation. Along with programs like The Victory Garden, which debuted in 1975 and was the first national gardening program on American TV, This Old House made PBS the center of the home and garden genre.

Home and Garden TV, a cable network that would eventually come to be known simply as HGTV, went on the air in 1994. From its debut, HGTV produced a full schedule of original home and garden programming, and in the beginning the programming was much like the broadcast-network programs that had come before, mostly focused on do-it-yourself instruction for homeowners and gardeners. Later programming, however, owed more to reality TV, as shows such as House Hunters and Designed to Sell followed home buyers and homeowners through their searches for new homes and design makeovers of the homes they already owned.

Hybrids of the home improvement show and game shows surfaced, too. Staged competitions in these shows feature contestants working through construction and design projects, with the winner of the competition ultimately having a shot at hosting his or her own show.

House Hunters
House Hunters
Fixer Upper
Fixer Upper
My Lottery Dream Home
My Lottery Dream Home
Flip or Flop
Flip or Flop
Grand Designs
Grand Designs
Treehouse Masters
Treehouse Masters
Beachfront Bargain Hunt
Beachfront Bargain Hunt
House Hunters International
House Hunters International
Property Brothers: Forever Home
Property Brothers: Forever Home
Brother vs. Brother
Brother vs. Brother
Boise Boys
Boise Boys
Flipping Vegas
Flipping Vegas
Home & Family
Home & Family
Ask This Old House
Ask This Old House
Lakefront Bargain Hunt
Lakefront Bargain Hunt
Christina on the Coast
Christina on the Coast
Buying Naked
Buying Naked
A Place in the Sun
A Place in the Sun
Big Texas Fix
Big Texas Fix
Catch A Contractor
Catch A Contractor
You Live in What?
You Live in What?
Island Hunters
Island Hunters
Property Brothers: Buying & Selling
Property Brothers: Buying & Selling
Hidden Potential
Hidden Potential
Tiny House Nation
Tiny House Nation
Love It or List It, Too
Love It or List It, Too
Living Alaska
Living Alaska
Stone House Revival
Stone House Revival
Tiny House Hunting
Tiny House Hunting
Holmes: Next Generation
Holmes: Next Generation
Extreme Homes
Extreme Homes
Yard Crashers
Yard Crashers
Framework
Framework
Vacation House for Free
Vacation House for Free
House Hunters International Renovation
House Hunters International Renovation
Daryl's Restoration Over-Hall
Daryl's Restoration Over-Hall
Blog Cabin
Blog Cabin
Garage Gold
Garage Gold
Mega Decks
Mega Decks
Ron Hazelton's House Calls
Ron Hazelton's House Calls
Pond Stars
Pond Stars
Color Splash
Color Splash
Buying the Beach
Buying the Beach
Million Dollar Rooms
Million Dollar Rooms
Million Dollar Listing: Miami
Million Dollar Listing: Miami
My Big Amazing Renovation
My Big Amazing Renovation
House Hunters: Off the Grid
House Hunters: Off the Grid
The Property Brothers at Home on the Ranch
The Property Brothers at Home on the Ranch
House Hunters:  Best of Florida
House Hunters: Best of Florida
Pool Master
Pool Master
Waterfront House Hunting
Waterfront House Hunting
Lake Life
Lake Life
Buying Hawaii
Buying Hawaii
One of a Kind
One of a Kind
Backyard Envy
Backyard Envy
Renovation Realities
Renovation Realities
Game of Homes
Game of Homes
House Hunters: Best of the Southwest
House Hunters: Best of the Southwest
Renovation Raiders
Renovation Raiders
Genevieve's Renovation
Genevieve's Renovation
Beach Flip
Beach Flip
My Big Family Renovation
My Big Family Renovation
House Hunters International: Best of the Caribbean
House Hunters International: Best of the Caribbean
Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis
Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis
Unplugged Nation
Unplugged Nation
Mom & Me (TV)
Mom & Me (TV)
Sell This House: Extreme
Sell This House: Extreme
House Hunters International: Best of Italy
House Hunters International: Best of Italy
House Hunters International:  Best of Ireland
House Hunters International: Best of Ireland
Rustic Rehab
Rustic Rehab
Million Dollar Listing: San Francisco
Million Dollar Listing: San Francisco
Country House Rescue
Country House Rescue
Decorating Cents
Decorating Cents
Beautiful Homes & Great Estates
Beautiful Homes & Great Estates
HGTV Dream Home
HGTV Dream Home
Love It or List It Vancouver
Love It or List It Vancouver
Curb Appeal
Curb Appeal
Design on a Dime
Design on a Dime
Holmes On Homes
Holmes On Homes
Dear Genevieve
Dear Genevieve
The Woodwright's Shop
The Woodwright's Shop
CMT Cribs
CMT Cribs
I Want That
I Want That
If Walls Could Talk...
If Walls Could Talk...
Income Property
Income Property
Timber Kings
Timber Kings
Live Here, Buy This
Live Here, Buy This
Dream House
Dream House
Cabin Fever
Cabin Fever
Holmes Makes it Right
Holmes Makes it Right
Property Virgins
Property Virgins
DIY Crafts
DIY Crafts
Hot Listings Miami
Hot Listings Miami
Open Door
Open Door
My Floating Home
My Floating Home
Knock It Off
Knock It Off
Relocation, Relocation
Relocation, Relocation
The Treehouse Guys
The Treehouse Guys
Cool Tools
Cool Tools
Kitchen Impossible
Kitchen Impossible