'House Hunters: Comedians on Couches': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about HGTV show
If you've seen HGTV's 'House Hunters', you'd know why the show is such a rage on social media
If you've seen HGTV's 'House Hunters', you'd know why the show is such a rage on social media. For the uninitiated, the show sees potential homebuyers meet with real estate agents and list out what facilities they need in their new house. Demands vary from soft close cabinets to a huge backyard to quartz countertops, all this while their salaries might not be a match for their big-budget home dreams. The buyers are given the option of three houses and they have to pick one amongst them, it's as simple as that.
What makes the show enjoyable is that the real estate agents keep reminding the buyers and taking the mickey out of their dreams for sushi at a Michelin star restaurant when their budget says crawfish at the flea market. For years, viewers have been making fun of the show and now HGTV has decided to cash in on all of those comments with their new spin on the series, 'House Hunters: Comedians on Couches'. Continue reading to know more.
'House Hunters: Comedians on Couches' premieres on Tuesday, June 2, through Friday, June 5, at 10 pm and 10.30 pm ET/PT on HGTV.
The show will see comedian Dan Levy and Natasha Leggero reach out to their friends via a video conference for a watch party of 'House Hunters'. 'The House Hunters: Comedians on Couches' celebrity lineup led by Levy and Leggero will feature their comedian friends Whitney Cummings, Eliot Glazer, John Mulaney, Chris Redd and JB Smoove. Sometimes buyers reject more than perfect houses over things like paint colors, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and open concept spaces. The celebrities are about to call all of their choices out in a hilarious no holds barred style commentary, all this comedic fun for a good cause.
While the show airs, HGTV fans will be encouraged to join the fight against childhood hunger and provide meals to kids in need during Covid-19 and beyond by texting a donation to Turn Up: Fight Hunger, a partnership between Discovery Inc, the global leader in real-life entertainment, and No Kid Hungry, a charity outfit. It is a national campaign dedicated to ending childhood hunger and will provide one billion meals for kids facing hunger in the US over the next five years. Viewers can text HUNGRY to 707070 to make a secure donation.
Dan Levy & Natasha Leggero
Dan Levy is a comedian, writer and producer, who is currently the creator and executive producer of the NBC comedy, 'Indebted', starring Fran Drescher. He also wrote for 'The Goldbergs', 'Whitney' and the animated Hulu series, 'The Awesomes'. As a comedian, he performed in the Montreal 'Just for Laughs' Comedy Festival, had a one-hour special 'Dan Levy: Lion', and appeared on 'Comedy Central Presents' and 'The Late Late Show'.
Natasha Leggero is an actor, producer and writer with numerous film roles to her credit, including, 'Neighbors', 'Let’s Be Cops' and 'He’s Just Not That Into You'. She stars in CBS’ new comedy 'BROKE' and was a series regular in NBC’s 'Free Agents'. Leggero also created, wrote, produced and starred in the Comedy Central sitcom, 'Another Period'.
Whitney Cummings is a comedian, actor, writer, producer and director. Best known for creating and starring in the NBC series, 'Whitney', she also co-created and co-wrote the Emmy-nominated CBS comedy series '2 Broke Girls'. In 2019, she launched her own podcast, 'Good For You', and debuted her fourth stand-up special, 'Can I Touch It?' on Netflix.
Eliot Glazer is a writer, producer and performer who most currently serves as executive producer in 'Liza on Demand'. Additionally, he has written for 'Broad City', 'New Girl', and 'Younger' and is developing original half-hour comedies, 'I Run Hot' for AMC Studios and 'Dentata' at Paramount Studios, as well as the 'Untitled Liza Koshy Project' (working title) at Nickelodeon. He hosts the bi-monthly live show, 'Haunting Renditions', in Los Angeles and New York and in cities and festivals around the country. Best known as 'Eliot’ on Broad City, he appears alongside Seth Rogen in the upcoming Lionsgate/HBO Max movie 'An American Pickle'.
John Mulaney is a two-time Emmy and WGA award-winning writer and comedian, most well-known for his standup comedy and writing on 'Saturday Night Live'. In 2018, he toured the US with Kid Gorgeous, which was later released as a Netflix special. He starred in the Netflix originals, 'The Comeback Kid' and 'John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch'; the Comedy Central special 'New In Town'; and the Broadway hit, 'Oh, Hello'; and was heard in 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse'.
Chris Redd is an Emmy award-winning actor, writer, stand-up comic and rapper who is in his third season as a cast member on 'Saturday Night Live'. He most notably appeared in the film 'Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping' and in the Netflix original comedy series 'Disjointed'. He starred in his own episode of 'Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents' and released a debut stand-up album, 'But Here We Are.'
JB Smoove is an actor, WGA award-winning writer and stand-up comedian best known for his iconic role as Leon on HBO’s 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'. Smoove launched his career as part of the writing team on 'Saturday Night Live' and has since starred in many film and television projects, including 'The Sitter', 'We Bought a Zoo', 'Date Night', 'Hall Pass', 'Uncle Drew' and CBS’s 'The Millers', and most recently the hit Marvel film 'Spider-Man: Far From Home'.
'House Hunters' was created by the real-life couple Tara Sandler and Jennifer Davidson. In an interview with Cosmopolitan, they explained how the idea of House Hunters came to fruition. They’d already started their own production company called Pie Town Productions and began producing some shows, but the idea for this show only struck them when they were out house hunting. “One day we went to this house and it was a mid-century modern, which we love, and was this very small house with a very big pool… We were like, ‘it’s not perfect, but it could be if we did this and that to it.’ We both looked at each other and said, ‘Wow, this is really stressful. This could be a really good idea for a show.’ So we decided, let’s go back to the office, and we’ll put in an offer in on the house, and we’ll write up a pitch and send it off. That’s how we created House Hunters,” said Sandler.
The trailer is yet to be released. Stay tuned for updates.
Where to watch
'House Hunters: Comedians on Couches' will be available to watch live on HGTV, and full episodes will be made available on HGTV GO starting the same day and time as the show premieres live.
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