If you find yourself with a little downtime today and feel like taking a trip behind the curtain of one of the most addictive channels on cable television, I suggest directing your browser to HGTV/DIY Network’s casting site.
Though I’ve watched scores (if not hundreds) of episodes of House Hunters, House Hunters International, House Hunters Renovation, and Tiny House Hunters, rarely have I given any thought to the process that matches home buyers to one of HGTV’s seemingly infinite cameras. But a pair of house-hunting pals in Nashville recently directed me to Be On HGTV, and I’ve found myself visiting it every couple weeks to see what’s cooking over at one of TV’s most absurd development departments.
In addition to House Hunter-hunting, Be On HGTV provides visitors with peeks into the absurdly niche casting calls for future shows. I used to think the seemingly infinite supply of tiny house hunters on Tiny House Hunters was impressive, but then I saw these listings and suddenly their searches felt achingly normal.
There’s the casting call for Love Yurts, a new show about people who love Hawaii but hate houses:
There’s one for My Lottery Dream Home, a show where lottery winners are presumably pressured into making ruinous decisions:
And then there’s Tiny Luxury, a show for people who think normal tiny houses are for common gutter trash:
What about Big Sky Country, a show for people who are dying to live in the state where there are only 7.1 people per square mile:
Then there’s Building Off the Barn, which takes the state-centric specificity of Big Sky Country to a whole new level:
But my favorite upcoming series is the one about that special kind of person who both wants to live in a bus, and wants to tell the world they want to live in a bus:
Though I cannot say I am in the market for any of those things, I’m certain I will be watching all of them.