Urban Outsiders At Our Home

HGTV came out and redid our backyard in Los Angeles for their new show Urban Outsiders. This blog follows the entire journey and will be updated as the show airs. Entries are listed from recent to oldest-- just like with most blogs-- so if you want the whole story from the beginning, start in the archives.

Friday, June 30, 2006

We're Still on HGTV... but when?

Urban Outsiders is now listed on the HGTV website's main page so there's no need to search. But when you go to THIS LINK for the show itself, it lists The Urban Spa as the first episode.

But if you look at our episode it still lists us as the first episode....

AND THEN... if you go to the episode guide it lists us as episode 104, which is fine because we were the 4th shot so this makes sense from a production perspective that this would be our number. But then if you click through we're still listed as the first episode and in various places listed as episode 101.
So we have no idea what's happening. Bottom line, we'll be on in July... Hopefully. Stay tuned.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

HGTV's Urban Outsiders a.k.a. The City Gardener Air Dates!

Our new best friend in the whole world is Stephen Albright who sent me a link to this page: It's the broadcast dates for HGTV's show Urban Outsiders, the U.S. version of The City Gardner that will be shown on HGTV. For those of you not following along, this is the program that redid our backyard and friend Stephen followed the blog as it was happening.

Super excited about this page, because if you follow the link what you'll see is that as of this moment... Steve and I are the premiere episode on July 12th! That's amazing! They actually shot us 4th, but for one reason or another they've decided to use us first; probably Matt's illness creating drama or us being super sexy and funny, or all of the above. Who can say?

We haven't seen any commercials on the air yet, and actually it's really difficult to find this page; how friend Stephen was able to do it mystifies me. But if we're the first episode and the program airs in two weeks, there should be some commercials popping up soon, perhaps over the July 4th weekend? We'll keep an eye out.

On a side note, I keep clicking back to the HGTV page every half hour to make sure that we're still listed as the first show.

At the moment there isn't a lot of info out there on the new show, so I've gotten a lot of letters about it from a few City Gardner fans, as well as from Caliopie Georgiadis, a homeowner in Brooklyn who is getting her "prison yard" worked on this week.

So working as an information resource-- because we loves to entertain, but we also loves to educate as well-- you can read the summary of Urban Outsiders on this HGTV page.

Likewise, here's info on Matt James, the host of the show.

People can also e-mail me with questions, and I'm compiling the entire journey on our Urban Outsiders blog.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Post HGTV: Random Urban Outsiders Notes

I did a search of myself on Google yesterday-- shut up, you know you all do it, too-- and decided to see if there was any new information on the HGTV show Urban Outsiders. These are the folks who redid our backyard, and I think I may even start a third little blog where I can collect all of those old entries.

Anyway, you can find the Mondo Rick-o blog if you do a Google search on HGTV and the show title. But then I also came across an article with this pic on it. Um, yeah, that's a pic Steve took that I posted on this blog. Crazy!

Two Four is the production company that shot Urban Outsiders for HGTV, and the crew knew about my blog so I have to assume that one of the producers decided to lift a pic for their press release. But it's still pretty crazy.

You can also find this message board on the HGTV website where they talk about the show a little bit. Here the show is listed as premiering July 12th at 9:30pm. No telling when our particular episode will run, but we did get a letter from the production saying that they would be contacting us soon with further information. Very excited.