How Orlando Soria’s Upcoming HGTV Series Will Be Different Than Other Home Renovation Shows

When Unspouse My House premieres on HGTV later this year, the show will be decidedly different than other home renovation programs you’ve seen. Each episode of the upcoming home improvement series will treat viewers to a condensed version of an extensive redesign and remodeling project. Sounds typical, right? Not exactly. The ways the new show will differ from other home reno shows may surprise you.

Different kind of host

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YOU GUYS I LITERALLY JUST ARRIVED BACK FROM EUROPE TO THE WILDEST NEWS IN HISTORY. I HAVE MY OWN TV SHOW!!! (I’ve actually known this for three months and the secret has been eating me from within because I am zero percent capable of keeping things to myself). As many of you know, I’d been developing a TV show much of 2017-2018, working with @jenrettig11 and @51minds to come up with a solid, fresh design series filled with humor, heart, and houses. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, ALLOW ME TO INTRODUCE @hgtv’s “UNSPOUSE MY HOUSE” (the brilliant name was the brainchild of our HGTV Executive Producer @lorenruch), a half-hour design series in which I help a recently single homeowner renovate their house and MOVE ON FROM THEIR STUPID BORING OLD RELATIONSHIP. It’s kind of like my Instagram come to life and turned into an extremely exciting show filled with relationship drama, eye popping home makeovers, and renovation freak outs. AND IT’S HOSTED BY ME ACTING LIKE A COMPLETE PSYCHOPATH. If you’ve been following along, you know this is a super personal project for me based on my own painful breakups. I’ve had a rough few years, and was seeking a way to make my experience into something that would help people feel less alone. That’s what this show is. It’s all about building people up and helping them heal. Whilst laughing a lot and reminding them how fun life can be. This is a genuine, real show that comes from a very genuine, real place and that’s why it works so well. I’M 100% CERTAIN YOU WILL LOVE IT. PS: If you know any recent singles who live in Southern California and might want to do some post-breakup renovation, email OK BYE. #unspousemyhouse #hgtv #showlando

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Unlike Fixer Upper, the upcoming HGTV series won’t featured a he-and-she couple such as Joanna and Chip Gaines. Southern fixer-upper show Hometown is also hosted by a married couple, Erin and Ben Napier. Property Brothers is hosted by twins Jonathan and Drew Scott. Unspouse My House will be hosted by a single guy.

Self-proclaimed breakup guru Orlando Soria says that Unspouse My House will help newly single homeowners heal their broken hearts while overhauling their residence with humor and good natured support. Senior VP of programming, Loren Ruch, describes the concept of the new series as “totally different than anything we’ve done before on HGTV.”

“Orlando Soria is an established designer whose online fans love his humorous, lighthearted take on home design. We believe the series will be a fun new addition to the HGTV lineup next year.”

Domino magazine lauds the former Secrets From a Stylist on-camera assistant as a skilled designer with a knack for creating interior spaces that feel ‘elevated but lived-in.’ Lonely hearts who avail themselves of an Orlando Soria makeover are bound to come away from the experience with a domicile that brings them ‘a little more joy’ and a brand-new perspective.

Soria says he’s perfected the ‘art of getting dumped’ and assures Instagram followers that Unspouse My House will absolutely assist homeowners who wish to ‘move on from their stupid, boring old relationship’ and that as host, he will act like a ‘complete psychopath‘ in the process.

Different clients, too

Love It or List It is all about families and how they respond to surprise renovations. In contrast, Unspouse My House will fail to feature a committed couple who intend to live together no matter the eventual outcome of their televised home remodel. In fact, the premise of the upcoming show revolves around recently unpartnered people who wish to eliminate all traces of their former mate from their home.

Revenge renovation

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Break-up blues got you down? If you have a burning desire to expunge your ex in every way possible, Unspouse My House may be the show for you. With Soria at the helm, you can excise your former mate from your domicile and get a fresh start in new surroundings without moving out of the home you love.

A few words about HGTV

Home & Garden Television premiered in 1994 with a small selection of shows, including Awesome Interiors and Sew Perfect. Today, HGTV is enjoyed in more than 100 million households around the world, explains BuzzFeed.

Produced by 51 Minds Entertainment in conjunction with Endemol Shine North America, Unspouse My House has been approved for six half-hour episodes that are slated to start airing this fall. The show is currently in production, but the exact release date has yet to be announced.

Want to be on Unspouse My House?

If you live in Southern California, just broke up with someone, and wish to be considered for the an upcoming episode of Unspouse My House, HGTV recommends sending an e-mail with your story, renovation budget, and contact information to Be sure to attach images of home and a recent picture of yourself.