Married couple PJ and Thomas McKay are bringing their decorating and flipping skills (and the sexy) to HGTV with their new show, Down to the Studs, which just aired. The men flip houses in Chattanooga, Tennessee, of all places.
“The Property Lovers” are hoping the show’s a hit. Right now it’s in a test run so along with other HGTV pilots, they are competing for ratings and social media engagement.
Given the network’s history with anti-LGBTQ hosts, they could use a gay hit. Remember that Chip and Joanna Gaines of Fixer Upper went to a church that opposed LGBTQ rights, and Flip It Forward, a show starring anti-gay twins David and Jason Benham, got pulled.
The pilot will re-air soon, check your listings and you can show your support in the meantime by using the hashtag #HGTVDowntotheStuds on social media. And if you like cute guys and a married couple talking about farting in front of each other, you’ll love this YouTube Q&A below.
We spent all day at the pool yesterday and maybe sorta kind of got burnt ☀️ but on the plus side, we did our first #FacebookLive last night with our first #husbandtag! Go like our page "The Property Lovers" on FB to watch it because we answer a lot of FAQs. What did you guys get into this weekend? Happy Monday y'all! #husbands #sundayfunday
Well, there it is! The "secret project" y'all have heard us go on and on about over the last year and a half has finally come out! Keeping this from y'all has been so hard but we wanted to make sure we were giving you the best product that we could. A lot of blood, sweat, and tears went into making this show for you guys and we just want to say thank you, thank you, thank YOU. We have been reading every comment, hashtag, and tweet that you guys have put out there and the support is honestly overwhelming us with gratitude and thankfulness. We are proud to call each and every one of you our friends. If you want to know how you can continue to help us, you can still comment and tweet your support on @HGTV's Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook pages with the hashtags #DowntotheStuds or #HGTVDowntotheStuds, letting them know why you want to see more of this show. It is very important and will make all the difference on whether or not there's more episodes of Down to the Studs. It was such an honor to get to air during pride month and to show the world how strong of a community we are 🌈. This is for you guys. We wouldn't be here without you ❤️ #HGTV #pridemonth #LGBTQ
The next airing of #DownToTheStuds is 15 days away! Monday, July 17th at 1pm/12pm C on HGTV! We know most of you will probably be at work at that time, so it's very important that y'all record/DVR the episode and watch it the same day! Because we only had about 20 hours to promote the show last time, we didn't get the ratings we needed to get a full season, so this episode is the most important to watch! If the ratings aren't good this time, there won't be any more episodes of Down to the Studs. Oh, and it's also very important that you watch the episode all the way through! HGTV cares more about retaining viewers the whole way through the episode than anything. LGBTQIA representation matters on TV, so tune in if you would like to see a full season! Thank you guys so much for your support, we love you y'all too much ❤️ #HGTVDowntotheStuds #hgtv @HGTV #LGBTQIA #representationmatters
Today is the day! Our pilot "Down to the Studs" airs today at 2p EST on HGTV! It's so important that you guys watch, record, and tweet your support for this show, and be sure to tag HGTV with "@HGTV"!! We have worked so so so hard on this entire project for over a year and a half and are beyond excited for y'all to finally see the finished product. If this show succeeds, it could be huge for the LGBTQ community because this is the first show of its kind on HGTV. And again, how cool is it that it gets to air during pride month?! We want to thank y'all from the bottom of our hearts for supporting us this whole time and we hope y'all tune in and enjoy the show. We love you ❤️🌈 @hgtv #hgtvdowntothestuds #downtothestuds #hgtv #husbands
Omg you guys! Thank you SO much for the support y'all have shown so far across all social media platforms! We are honestly overwhelmed and so humbled by this experience and we can't thank you enough. And how amazing is it that we are airing during #PrideMonth?! 🌈 That being said, we know that many of you will be at #pride tomorrow so you won't have a chance to watch it live, but be sure to record it and DVR it while you're gone. Those count as views, too! In the meantime, here's a sneak peak! #DownToTheStuds #HGTVDownToTheStuds #HGTV @hgtv
(via The Gaily Grind)