December 7, 2016 Heather Pastorini
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FYI Showcases Alternative Living Trends with the Return of its Two Hit Series Premiering on Saturday, January 7

SEASON FOUR OF “TINY HOUSE NATION” PREMIERES AT 9PM FOLLOWED BY SEASON TWO PREMIERE OF “UNPLUGGED NATION” AT 10PM

NEW YORK, December 7, 2016 – FYI’s hit original series “Tiny House Nation,” returns with all-new episodes on Saturday, January 7 at 9pm ET, followed by the season two premiere of “Unplugged Nation” at 10pm ET. Both series showcase alternative living trends that have gained popularity across the country – from extreme downsizing and living tiny to people who are looking to simplify their lives and move from urban cities to off-the-grid settings.

“Tiny House Nation” was the first of its kind in the tiny living genre, and continues to rank as the network’s #1 rated program in the home space. The series follows host John Weisbarth and renovation expert and tiny home innovative designer Zack Giffin as they travel across America showing off ingenious small spaces and the people who live in them. Along the way, they help families design and construct their own mini dream homes, each no larger than 500 square feet. From budget friendly to pricey, “Tiny House Nation” is not your typical design show, but one that proves size doesn’t always matter – it’s creativity that counts.

In the new season of “Tiny House Nation,” John and Zack come up with a serious game plan to build NFL Hall-of-Famer, Deion Sanders and television host, Tracey Edmonds a tiny retreat where they can kick-back and relax without interruption. Additional tiny homes featured this season include an out of this world home in Massachusetts for a couple that want the ultimate star-gazing sanctuary to a funky bohemian style home in Minnesota that will suit the homeowner’s vegan lifestyle, and more.

“Unplugged Nation” boasted double digit growth throughout its first season among total viewers and is one of FYI’s top performing shows. The series follows couples and families as they tour three uniquely unplugged properties, in remote locations across America. Before they make their final decision on a home to purchase, they will test out this new lifestyle by living in one of the properties for four days.

Off-the-grid expert and outdoors enthusiast, Jay Gruen, guides each family in the skills needed to transition to a self-sufficient way of life. From harvesting their own food and tending to livestock, to generating their own power, to creating their own home goods – each episode is packed with useful tips on how to successfully live an unplugged lifestyle. In this season of “Unplugged Nation,” Jay heads to Hawaii, California, Arizona, and more to help families decide whether they can hack it, and change their lifestyle permanently by buying their off-the-grid dream home, or give up, and return to the city to plug back in.

“Tiny House Nation” is produced for FYI by Loud TV. Executive producers for Loud TV are Nick Rigg, David George, Jordana Hochman and Tennessee Edwards. Executive producers for FYI are Gena McCarthy and James Bolosh.

“Unplugged Nation” is produced for FYI by Blast! Films. Nick Cory-Wright and Ed Coulthard are executive producers for Blast! Films. Gena McCarthy and Liz Fine serve as executive producers for FYI.

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. 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