September 21, 2016 Heather Pastorini
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FYI To Premiere New Original Series "Downtown Shabby" Saturday, October 15 at 10PM ET

FOLLOWS RENOVATION POWER COUPLE FRANK AND SHERRY FONTANA

AS THEY TRANSFORM HISTORIC HOMES IN THE US

TRUE VALUE PARTNERS WITH SERIES

 

FYI  will premiere eight one-hour episodes of the new original series, “Downtown Shabby,” beginning on Saturday, October 15 at 10pm ET. New episodes will air every Saturday at 10pm ET thereafter.

 

Across America, there are thousands of older homes that look like the perfect dream house on the outside, but are practically unlivable on the inside. These beautiful vintage homes hide dark secrets from dry rot, to weak foundations, to cramped design or even termite infestations. In “Downtown Shabby,” renovation and design experts, Frank and Sherry Fontana, will take these homes and renovate, remodel and ultimately revive them into modern masterpieces.

 

True Value will be integrated into each episode of the series and will help drive the design aesthetic of the transformed historic homes. The robust partnership will also include custom short form content, on-air segments offering viewers inspirational take-away on featured projects, co-branded cross promotion and more.

 

While keeping an eye towards the charm and class of the original home, Frank and Sherry will modernize every aspect of the interior, from opening the floor plan to installing the latest cutting edge technology. The series will also document the lives of the homeowners as they remain in the homes throughout the renovation process.

 

“Downtown Shabby” is produced for FYI by 3 Ball Entertainment. Executive producers for 3 Ball Entertainment are Todd A. Nelson, DJ Nurre, Ross Weintraub and Curnal Aulisio. Executive producers for FYI are Gena McCarthy and James Bolosh.

 

About FYI

For your inspiration, for your imagination or for your innovation, FYI™ takes a modern spin on traditional lifestyle genres by embracing an adventurous and personalized approach to peoples’ taste, space, look, story and more. FYI covers a range of stories and experiences that reflect how people live their lives today, not defined by just one passion or interest. FYI has launched all-new genres, including trend-setting and brand-definitional series, such as Married at First Sight, Arranged, Seven Year Switch, Tiny House Nation, Unplugged Nation, He Shed She Shed and Food Porn hosted by Michael Chernow. FYI is a division of A+E Networks, a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation. The network is available in nearly 70 million U.S. homes and is one of the most upscale entertainment brands in the media landscape. FYI has a young and affluent digital audience, including a robust social footprint that has recently tripled in size. The FYI website is located at fyi.tv, Twitter at twitter.com/fyi and Facebook at facebook.com/fyi. For additional press information and photography, please visit press.aenetworks.com.