10 Things You Didn’t Know About HGTV’s ‘Home Town’
The show revolves around married couple Ben and Erin Napier, a woodworker and an artist who live in the small Southern town of Laurel, Mississippi. Home Town is a show dedicated to their life passion which is restoring old homes in Laurel. Ben and Erin welcome newcomers, help them find a home and then renovate it into a dream turn-of-the-century house. Home Town has been a huge hit for HGTV. It premiered back in March 2017 and has already been renewed for a second season! Here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about the show!
10. How It All Started
It was just another ordinary day for Erin and Ben until they got an unexpected email at 10 p.m. in July 2014 from an HGTV executive which read, “I’ve been stalking your Instagram for a long time, and I’m in love with your town, your business, and your love story. I think there’s a show there. Have you ever thought about doing TV?” Of course, the thought had never crossed their minds, and even though Erin enjoyed sharing their journey on social media, she never thought “the eyes of a network like HGTV might be watching!” Erin and Ben went through months of Skype interviews and created a 5-minute episode for the network to watch and make their decision on whether or not they liked “the talent.” In December 2014 they got the news that they were going to get their own show!
9. The Discovery
The HGTV executive who discovered Erin and Ben is the same executive who works behind the scenes on other HGTV hits like Chip and Joanna Gaines, Fixer Upper, and Scott and Drew’s Property Brothers. Lindsey Weidhorn said she discovered the Napiers after Southern Weddings shared an image of their house on Instagram.