Indianapolis native Mike Epps is on a mission to revitalize his childhood street. As seen in HGTV‘s Buying Back the Block, Epps and his wife and design enthusiast Kyra Epps have started to revitalize the area. Now, they are looking to do even more.

The couple previously transformed an abandoned firehouse into their stunning new family home. The series chronicles two major renovation projects over a 12-week period. In each episode, they will update a house by adding modern amenities but still keeping the original charm in an effort to restore a sense of community.

Epps will be hands-on as he passionately oversees the projects, including overhauling his grandmother’s house. His visions come to life with the help of Kyra and a skilled construction team.

Epps and HGTV announced the new limited series with posts on Instagram. The post featured a trailer showing the actor rolling through his old neighborhood.

@Therealmikeepps and @kyraepps are headed to HGTV on Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 9 and 10 a.m. (ET) in the all-new #BuyingBackTheBlock! Watch along as the duo set out to bring the charm, community, and character back to Mike’s childhood block in #Indianapolis!” the post’s caption read.



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While showing scenes of the standup comedian’s old stomping blocks, Epps voices why these renovations are so significant to him. “Indianapolis is home to me and there’s nothing in the world like it. That’s why I’m buying back my block,” he said in the clip.

The aerial shots show “six homes that we actually got evicted from,” per Epps, who said that after all his success, “Indy was calling.”

The Upshaws star said his goal is to renovate the rundown and forgotten houses “one at a time” and “make sure people can afford them.”

“I’m very practical and realistic and Mike sometimes has this whimsical way of thinking, so we kind of bring it together and it works,” Kyra added.

Buying Back the Block premieres on HGTV on Nov. 8 at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. ET. Check out the trailer below!


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