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14 Things You Didn't Know About HGTV

The idea for HGTV was hatched in 1992.
<p>Radio executive Kenneth Lowe had the idea to <a href="http://www.scrippsnetworksinteractive.com/our-company/history/" target="_blank">create a network dedicated to homes and gardening</a>, and subsequently purchased a video production company in Knoxville, Tennessee, to get things off the ground.</p>
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But the channel didn't officially launch until 1994.
<p>On December 30, 1994, HGTV officially hit the air waves, <a href="http://www.hgtv.com/about-us/hgtv-20th-anniversary/top-20-moments-in-hgtv-history" target="_blank">reaching 6.5 million homes</a>.</p>
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The channel was originally going to be called Home, Lawn, and Garden Channel.
<p>Obviously, it was later shortened to the HGTV we all know and love today.</p>

Obviously, it was later shortened to the HGTV we all know and love today.

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"House Hunters" was one of the first shows in its lineup.

House Huntershit television screens in September 1999.

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The channel has even inspired skits on "Saturday Night Live."
<p>Like this one, from 2010, where a faux show called <em data-redactor-tag="em">Dream Home Extreme</em> tries to give away a  million home makeover to a less-than-enthused contestant, played by Emma Stone. <a href="http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/dream-home-extreme/n12895" target="_blank">Watch the sketch here</a>. </p>

Like this one, from 2010, where a faux show calledDream Home Extremetries to give away a million home makeover to a less-than-enthused contestant, played by Emma Stone. Watch the sketch here.

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HGTV airs all over the world.
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Hillary Clinton is a big fan of "Love It or List It."
<p>In <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/11/opinion/sunday/collins-hillarys-next-move.html" target="_blank">a 2012 interview with<em data-redactor-tag="em"> The New York Times</em></a>, Hillary said she finds the remodeling show "very calming."<br></p>
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You can buy HGTV products at dozens of retailers.
<p>HGTV's home design director Nancy Fire is in charge of curating products that fit into the themes of the network's most popular shows. Retailers include <a href="http://www.buybuybaby.com/store/static/hgtvhome" target="_blank">Buy Buy Baby</a>, <a href="https://www.bassettfurniture.com/custom-furniture/index.asp" target="_blank">Bassett Furniture</a>, and <a href="http://www.hsn.com/shop/hgtv-home/10802?rid=3083&amp;query=HGTV%20HOME%E2%84%A2&amp;isSuggested=True&amp;" target="_blank">HSN</a>.</p>
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The first HGTV Dream Home Giveaway was a huge success.
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"HGTV Design Star" was the network's first-ever reality competition show.
<p>The reality series aired for eight seasons before signing off in in 2013.</p>

The reality series aired for eight seasons before signing off in in 2013.

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HGTV Magazine launched in October 2011.
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HGTV is headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, HGTV is a sister brand to Food Network, Cooking Channel, and DIY Network, just to name a few. (What a group, huh?!)

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It was revealed in 2012 that "House Hunters" is partially staged.
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An official "HGTV Day" was declared in Tennessee.





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