Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade are turning a passion project into a televised reality. The couple, who married in 2014, will host and star in a new HGTV series centered on the very HGTV activity of flipping houses. Though a premiere date has not been announced, Deadline confirms the series will take Gabrielle and Dwyane to "suburban Florida" to flip the first house.
"HGTV's programming is successful because our experts are passionate about real estate, home renovation and restoration," Allison Page, HGTV’s general manager, said in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter. "They would do this work whether or not cameras were there." In addition to Gabrielle and Dwyane's untitled house-flipping series, the network is readying 16 additional new series for a 2016 debut.
Currently existing under the working title Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade Project, the series has been described by those close to the production as a "celebrity version" of HGTV's Flip or Flop. Peep the (admittedly brief) synopsis below:
Actress Gabrielle Union and Miami Heat player Dwyane Wade are beginning a passion project – flipping homes. Follow along as they renovate, revitalize and resell a home in a suburban Florida neighborhood.
Being Mary Jane, Gabrielle Union's high-rated BET series, was renewed back in January for a fourth season. The series, which began as a 2013 TV movie, regularly ranks as one of the most-watched cable shows in the country. Production kicks off later this year in Atlanta.