Discovery has ordered three new lifestyle & entertainment series and two recommissions for Quest Red, HGTV and Really, with more to be announced during 2020.


The Nolans in the Mood for Cruising (W/T) (8×60) produced by Koska for Quest Red follows the Nolan sisters Coleen, Linda, Maureen and Anne as they go on their first shared trip and first singing reunion, in decades.  


Cash in the Spare Room (10×60) produced by Glasgow based Friel Kean Films for HGTV follows Sarah Moore (Money For Nothing) and Max McMurdo (George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces) as they help people attempt to turn unused spaces in their homes into lucrative holiday lets. 


Clear Out Cash In (W/T)  (10×60) produced by STV Productions for Really follows Yorkshire auctioneer Angus Ashworth and his team as they clear out houses packed full of trinkets, treasure and junk – transforming former family homes to empty shells, ready for sale. 


Helicopter ER (30×60) produced by Yorkshire based Air Television returns to Really for a fifth and sixth series, while The Bad Skin Clinic (12×60) produced by Birmingham’s Full Fat TV for Quest Red returns to see Dr Emma Craythorne treat more desperate skin conditions in a second series.


Clare Laycock, SVP, Head of Lifestyle and Entertainment Brands at Discovery UK and Ireland, said: “I am so pleased to announce this stellar line-up of new commissions and re-commissions for our fabulous free-to-air channels Quest Red, HGTV and Really. Half of Discovery’s audience are now women, and our increased investment in lifestyle & entertainment content signals our commitment to deepening engagement with these viewers. With more commissioning announcements to come, I’m delighted to welcome the Nolan sisters, Sarah Moore, Max McMurdo and Angus Ashworth to the Discovery fold! We look forward to joining you on your adventures.” 


Clare Laycock ordered the programmes and Charlotte Reid is Head of Commissioning for L&E channels. Deirdre Dowling, Romy Page and Matt Reid are Commissioning Executives for TLC, Quest Red and Really.

Staff Reporter

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