Mike Epps Is ‘Buying Back The Block’ In Indiana For HGTV Show
Mike Epps is doing his part to revitalize his Indiana hometown. In his new show, Buying Back The Block, premiering in November on HGTV, the comedian-turned-real estate investor is embarking on home renovation to improve his city.
Produced by GoodStory Entertainment, the show will detail Epps and his wife, Kyra, as they provide renovations and interior design to the homes the comedian grew up around. Kyra is a self-proclaimed design enthusiast whose passion and keen eye turned an abandoned firehouse in the area into an abode fit for a successful couple.
The home improvement network announced the news with Epps in a shared Instagram post on Oct. 18.
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“Indianapolis is home for me, and there’s nothing in the world like it,” shared Epps. “That’s why I’m buying back my block.”
In the show, the married couple will give back to their community in the quest to modernize and elevate their neighboring houses. The program will premiere with two hour-long episodes as the Indianapolis native works alongside his wife to find homes needing a revamp within the city. The episodes follow the Epps family through their renovation process as they seek innovative updates to the homes while maintaining their character.
The properties will then be sourced back to the community, encouraging residents to buy or rent at an affordable rate. In addition to their main projects, Epps will document his journey of rebuilding his grandmother’s home in the city with the help of their construction team.
This new television program is not the 52-year-old comedian’s only enterprise in Indiana. Epps’ Netflix show, “The Upshaws,” also occurs in the Midwestern state.
Both Buying Back The Block episodes premiere back-to-back on HGTV, starting on Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 9 and 10 a.m.