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Love It or List It

Love It or List It

  • Premiered: 
    September 8, 2008
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  • Network: W
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Maria Armstrong & Catherine Fogarty 
  • Subject Matter:
  • Tags: home improvement, real estate

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Plot Synopsis

Homeowners are deciding whether to renovate or sell their houses, and they get some help from an interior designer, Hilary Farr, who transforms their current home into a space that better suits their needs, and a real-estate agent, David Visentin, who finds them a new dream home. At the end of each episode, the family decides whether they should stay or sell. The Oprah Winfrey Network aired the U.S. premiere of LOVE IT OR LIST IT on Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 8pm ET with three back-to-back episodes. Just five months later, this series shifted to HGTV for its US broadcasts, where it has aired since then. HGTV presented the US premieres of Season 7 (Monday, June 3, 2013 9pm ET/PT); Season 8 (Monday, November 4, 2013 9pm ET/PT); Season 9 (Monday, February 17, 2014 9pm ET/PT); Season 10 (Monday, September 22, 2014 at 9pm ET/PT); Season 11 (Monday, January 5, 2015 at 9pm ET/PT).

On Monday, September 21, 2015 at 9pm ET/PT, HGTV aired the U.S. premiere of the twelfth season of LOVE IT OR LIST IT, immediately following a seven-hour marathon (2-9pm ET/PT) of encore episodes. In the season opener, Mason and Shannon currently live in a 2,000-square foot house suited for themselves and their son Luke. With the recent adoption of their daughter Carmen, Mason feels it is time to find a larger home to suit their needs whereas Shannon loves the stability of their current space. With a beautiful and spacious new home, the homeowners must decide whether the new renovations help them fall back in love with their home or motivates them to move.

Season 13 of LOVE IT OR LIST IT premiered on HGTV on Monday, January 2, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT. In the season opener, "Opportunity in the Attic," Emily and Ryan moved from out of state and were eager to purchase a home in an established neighborhood with a lot of young couples. After having two kids, however, Emily thinks the house is dated and wants more room for out-of-town guests. Will David find them a home to accommodate their guests or will Hilary make daily life immeasurably easier by reinventing the space within their home?

LOVE IT OR LIST IT, starring designer Hilary Farr and real estate expert David Visentin, returned for its fourteenth season on Monday, May 7, 2018 at 9pm ET/PT on HGTV. The fresh eight episodes feature the pair as they help homeowners make a difficult decision: love their existing home after Hilary remodels their space or purchase a new house that David finds to better fit the needs of the family. "I always do my best to accommodate each owner's list of 'must haves,'' said Hilary. "I may need to get extra creative depending on my budget, but I know when I finish revamping their home, the owners will love it.' "I try to take homeowners outside their comfort zone to make the most of their budget and make them see what they could get for their money if they are brave enough to list it," contended David. In the premiere episode, Hilary and David will meet a young couple living in an outdated 1970s ranch home previously owned by her late grandmother. Taking on a dramatic redesign, Hilary will create an open floorplan -- featuring a cozy fireplace in the living room and a stunning kitchen with an oversized island perfect for entertaining. She'll also add a functional closet and a bright bathroom with a huge walk-in shower to transform the master bedroom. In the meantime, David will try to convince the couple to put the home on the market and buy a newer property that fulfills their lengthy wish list.

Season 16 of LOVE IT OR LIST IT premiered on Monday, November 18, 2019 at 9pm ET/PT on HGTV. In the 13-episode new season, real estate expert David Visentin and design maven Hilary Farr will help fed-up families with lackluster houses make one important decision: are you going to love it or list it? The iconic ultimatum is a rallying cry for homeowners ready to make a change - either by staying in their existing home that Hilary remodels to accommodate their lengthy wish list or by opting for a new home that David finds to better meets the needs of the family. The popular series, which attracted more than 17 million viewers last season and counts actors, television personalities and politicians among its fans, continues to inspire viewers and fuel passionate debates about each episode's possible outcome. "I transform our clients' homes into something they couldn't even imagine them to be," said Hilary. "How could they not love it?" "It's true - she does great work," said David. "But when I find the house that has everything they need and more, the only thing they're going to say is 'list it.'"

Season 17 of LOVE IT OR LIST IT debuted on Monday, August 10, 2020 at 9pm ET/PT on HGTV, immediately following a new one-hour special. The special (8pm), "Hilary and David Tell All: Custom Chaos," features behind-the-scenes pop-up facts about Hilary and David, as the hosts work with a couple that made mistakes building their home and need more space. Then, in the season opener (9pm), "A Second Story," a couple is expecting a second child and need more space, but they do not want to compromise on being just minutes from downtown. David searches for a home fit for a growing family, while Hilary strives to create more space in the family's beloved locale.

HGTV premiered the 18th season of LOVE IT OR LIST IT on Monday, October 11, 2021 at 8pm ET/PT, immediately following a seven-hour marathon (1-8pm) of encore episodes. In the season opener, "Into the Great Wide Open," a blended family thought they could fix up their massive home themselves, but Mom is struggling with buyer's remorse. Hilary offers a plan to keep them out of a permanent construction zone, and David looks for a home to meet their needs for years to come.
LOVE IT OR LIST IT returned with new episodes on Monday, April 17, 2023 at 9pm ET/PT on HGTV. In this new episode, "A Sunroom with a View," after purchasing their house sight unseen 11 years ago, a couple is finally tired of the dated bathrooms and tight galley kitchen. She can't wait to see the places David has in store, but he thinks Hilary can redo their home so she'll never want to leave.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Big Coat Productions


  • - Toronto, Ontario Canada