HGTV is signing up for more Married to Real Estate season 2.
The network has ordered 12 more episodes of the one-hour series starring Egypt Sherrod and Mike Jackson. In the series, they help families buy and renovate their dream homes in metro Atlanta.
“From the beginning, we knew Egypt and Mike would be our next big stars,” said Loren Ruch, Head of Content, HGTV in a statement. “It’s more than their expertise, passion and authenticity that make them appealing to our audience, it’s also their aspirational relationship, love of community and family life. This combination fueled the double-digit ratings increases for Married to Real Estate this season and helped us attract new viewers.”
Per the network, since the season 2 premiere, “the series has averaged a .53 live plus-three day rating among W25-54 and a .57 live plus three-day rating among upscale W25-54, reflecting increases of 66 percent and 78 percent over the prior six weeks.”
With 10.8 million total viewers across the seven episodes, the show is “a top 3 non-news/sports cable program among upscale W25-54 in its Thursday 9-10 p.m. timeslot” and “top 5 non-news/sports cable program among P25-54, W25-54 and upscale P25-54.”
In a previous interview with Shadow and Act, Sherrod and Jackson spoke about fan reception to the show.
Sherrod said, “They feel that we’re being ourselves and that we’re allowed to be our entire selves as an African-American family, which sometimes, on television, that’s just not the case. In many cases, we are the representation of who someone thinks we are. So I think the realness, the rawness, the honesty, the transparency– people see themselves in us and so they’ve been very proud.”
The new season of the show will premiere in 2024.