At 2:00 p.m. Eastern time on Sunday, June 11, HGTV will be running a new pilot entitled Buttetification that fulfills one purpose: Trying to find a way to bring some new life to the town of Butte, Montana. The series will give you a sense of history, but also a new twist on the classic home-renovation show thanks to the sense of discovery that Amy and Ty Free find as they continue their work on a Victorian home.
If you want to get a little bit more in the way of insight into the show, take a look at the attached synopsis:
“The pilot features Amy and Ty Free as they take an 1897 Butte Victorian desperate for an update and give it modern-day style that cleverly embraces the home and town’s history. It’s a stunning renovation the owners have dreamed of for more than two decades, made even better by treasures worth thousands of dollars discovered in the basement. Amy and Ty have a passion for taking Montana history and a love for old homes. Amy is the real estate agent and Ty works as a contractor.”
If this interests you, why not take a look at the attached promo?
With the whole real estate / contracting angle to the show, it’s almost like a new version of Properly Brothers with a different relationship between the leads. Also, of course you have a more specific focus. That works for this show because when you think about it, there aren’t too any shows that are set within Montana at all. It’s a reasonably unexplored area for American television, and with that the education goes beyond just what you see on a renovation side. This is an angle that we’d personally like to see HGTV consider doing more of in the coming years, mostly because so many renovation homes have become so saturated in giving you very similar homes in nondescript locations. It loses a little bit of local sensibility in the process.
As of right now, this is just the pilot for the series. If you want to see more of it, one of the best things that you can do is watch! Consider this a trial run for HGTV to gauge further what some of the audience out there for the series could be.
Interesting in checkout the new series? Be sure to share in the comments below. (Photo: HGTV.)