Prompted by the franchise’s strong performance on Sunday nights — with an audience of more than 13 million viewers each month — HGTV ordered an additional 68 episodes of “Beach Hunters,” “Beachfront Bargain Hunt” and “Island Hunters.”
The new episodes of the beach-themed shows are due to premiere in 2019.
The channel also greenlighted a new 14-episode series, “Mediterranean Life.”
“From the crystal-clear waters of Spain’s Costa del Sol to the rugged beauty of Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast, the newest series in the fantasy lifestyle genre will follow house hunters seeking the perfect Mediterranean escape to call their own,” HGTV said in today’s announcement. “Mediterranean Life” is slated to premiere in March 2019.
John Feld, senior vice president, original programming and production for HGTV, DIY Network and Great American Country, said in the announcement: “The unbridled popularity of fantasy lifestyle programming continues to bring new viewers to HGTV each week and positively impacts Sunday prime ratings. By adding ‘Mediterranean Life’ to the pipeline, delivering three hours of premieres every Sunday and showcasing stunning homes around the world, we are giving fans much more of what they love.”
“Beach Hunters” features buyers who travel to seaside destinations to find their dream homes on the sand. “Beachfront Bargain Hunt” spotlights for-sale beach homes that won’t break the bank, while “Island Hunters” features families who search the world’s most beautiful islands to find an idyllic tropical getaway.