Home Town Season 4 is officially a go, and we’ve got plenty of details on the upcoming episodes from Ben and Erin Napier themselves. Both the Napiers and HGTV have confirmed that a new slate of episodes is in the works, but we’ve also learned that Season 4 will literally be the biggest the show has ever done — and that there will be a few new faces among the crew when Home Town comes back.
First up is the good news of Home Town Season 4 itself, which Erin actually confirmed several weeks before the Season 3 finale. The show remains one of the most successful on HGTV, so news of its early renewal was nice to hear, even if it wasn’t quite a surprise 🙂
It’s been a hard secret to keep, but we can finally tell you… #HGTVHomeTown season FOUR is on the way! So glad we’ve still got plenty of opportunities for cheesy promo photos ahead of us, @scotsmanco. 😄 (photos by @LarsenTalbert) pic.twitter.com/E69FHjDpzr
— Erin Napier (@ErinRNapier) March 13, 2019
Next up, Erin again got out ahead of HGTV’s official announcements by confirming after this year’s finale that the show will be back very early next year. Seasons 2 and 3 both premiered in early of January of 2018 and 2019 respectively, and we now know to expect the same thing for Home Town Season 4:
Thank y’all so much for watching and tweeting with us all season 3. We can’t wait to do it again in January 2020 when #HGTVHomeTown season 4 premieres! ❤️🎉
— Erin Napier (@ErinRNapier) April 9, 2019
Finally, we got one other piece of very good news from Discovery’s post-Season 3 press release on Home Town‘s continued ratings success. Tacked on to the tail end of the release came the confirmation that Season 4 will quite literally be the biggest one that Home Town has ever done. Where Seasons 1 and 2 were ten episodes each, and Season 3 featured thirteen, the network has ordered a whopping sixteen episodes for Season 4.
That’s a lot of renovations when you’re already juggling responsibilities as co-owners of the Laurel Mercantile — plus, y’know, being parents to an adorable little girl. (Baby Helen admirers, take note: more episodes doesn’t necessarily mean that she’ll appear on the show more often.) Beyond the bigger episode order, Ben and Erin will be welcoming a new member to their construction crew: project manager Jonathan Walters bid farewell to Laurel this year, heading even further south for what Erin called an “incredible opportunity in Florida.”
So! There’s a ton to look forward to, and filming starts in just a few weeks. When exactly will Home Town Season 4 premiere? If things stay in line with the last couple of seasons, we’re willing to bet that the season premiere will drop the first Monday in January — so count on the evening of Monday, January 6th, 2020, to be accounted for.
(Photo credits: Home Town Season 4 via Instagram)
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