Ethan and Elizabeth Finkelstein Return to HGTV in New Series — And They Need Your Help
The duo from the iconic Instagram account @cheapoldhouses are coming back to HGTV, and they want fans to vote for the title of their new series
Ethan and Elizabeth Finkelstein, stars of the series Cheap Old Houses and founders of the social media phenomenon @cheapoldhouses, are back. The duo will take their love of older homes to the next level in a newly greenlit HGTV series slated to premiere in spring 2024. The eight-episode season will follow Ethan and Elizabeth as they guide hopeful homebuyers in New England through the emotional journey of purchasing, preserving and restoring their own property bargains.
The twist: The Finkelsteins are asking fans to help decide on a name for the new series.
All the Details
Before deciding on a name, you need a quick summary. Driven by Elizabeth’s background as a historic preservationist, Ethan’s ingenuity with do-it-yourself budgeting and their shared passion for saving old property gems, they’ll take buyers on tours of two houses brimming with historical significance and architectural uniqueness — both listed under $199,000 — and help them decide which is their dream project. Then, joined by designer Jennifer Salvemini and architectural designer Scott Reed, Ethan and Elizabeth will get hands-on with the new owners as they overhaul the forgotten properties into beautifully restored homes with vintage charm.
“More than 15 million cheap, old house fans tuned in to Ethan and Elizabeth’s first season on HGTV,” says Loren Ruch, head of content for HGTV. “This strong response to a show spotlighting older homes inspired us to identify what’s next for the Finkelsteins. We’re adding the process of buying and restoring these affordable houses to their new series, which will result in astounding transformations of not only traditional older properties but out-of-the-box ones as well.”
How to Cast Your Vote
Fans can choose their favorite from three potential titles: Who Wants to Buy a Cheap Old House?; Desperately Seeking a Cheap Old House; and Who’s Afraid of a Cheap Old House? Head to this post on the @cheapoldhouses and @hgtv Instagram accounts, and drop your title pick for Ethan and Elizabeth’s new series in the comments. The duo will reveal the winning title on their Instagram account Wednesday, June 14.