'The Great Giveback with Melissa McCarthy and Jenna Perusich': How are the new HGTV show hosts related?
Melissa McCarthy and Jenna Perusich's 'The Great Giveback' is a family affair. The cousins are poised to appear on your television screen as the hosts of the new HGTV series, 'The Great Giveback with Melissa McCarthy and Jenna Perusich,' which premieres Monday, June 13, at 9/8c.
Melissa McCarthy and her cousin, Jenna Perusich, will appear as remodeling gurus on the show. The two "design-obsessed" women will be featured in the new six-episode series, delivering surprise changes and makeovers to worthy families who have gone out of their way to aid others. Melissa's cousin is a newcomer to the profession, but she was a hit on 'Celebrity IOU,' when she rebuilt Jenna's parents' home. It'll be fascinating to see what she brings to her own program.
How are the hosts of the new HGTV show related?
Jenna and Melissa are cousins who are extremely close. They have an 18-year age difference, but it hasn't stopped them from connecting and launching a show together. They revealed in their interview that they did not bond with each other as youngsters but became close after Jenna relocated to Los Angeles to pursue a career as an actress.
Jenna said they are both "design-obsessed" and frequently provide unsolicited decorating suggestions in other people's houses. In 'The Great Giveback with Melissa McCarthy and Jenna Perusich,' Melissa and Jenna will restore the houses of deserving families. The duo will be inspired by the touching stories of extraordinary people nominated by their loved ones. The self-proclaimed design and vintage aficionados will then grab sledgehammers, pick personalized finishes, and demo and reno with their skilled team to astonishing beneficiaries with dazzling, life-changing reveals, fueled by the inspiring narratives.
Melissa admitted on 'Today' that she sometimes forgets how much younger Jenna is than her. She also told how their paths intersected years later when Jenna graduated from college and moved to Los Angeles. She went on to say that they were inseparable the next time they met in Los Angeles. Jenna claimed that they began meeting for lunch and then planned to meet for other things to spend more time together and make up for missed years.
They first came together for HGTV on 'Celebrity IOU'
'The Great Giveback with Melissa McCarthy and Jenna Perusich' is the cousins' second appearance on HGTV. On 'Celebrity IOU,' they collaborated with Drew and Jonathan Scott to remodel Jenna's parents' property. The cousins understood that working together to transform Jenna's parents' home had the potential to impact their lives in ways other than the gorgeous makeover and new goods. It alters how they connect with their family and whom they may invite over.