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Celebrity IOU

Celebrity IOU

  • Premiered: 
    April 13, 2020
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  • Network: HGTV
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Lifestyle
  • Tags: home improvement, celebrity

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Plot Synopsis

With the help of Drew and Jonathan Scott, Hollywood A-listers express their deep gratitude to the individuals who have had a major impact on their lives by surprising them with big, heartwarming home renovations that bring everyone to tears. Celebrity guests in Season 1 include: actor, producer and two-time Academy Awards winner Brad Pitt; multi Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winning actress, producer, fashion designer and flea market enthusiast Melissa McCarthy; OSCAR, Emmy Award and Tony Awards winner Viola Davis; singer, songwriter and producer Michael Buble; actress, writer, producer and fashion designer Rebel Wilson; and actor Jeremy Renner. In the series opener, "Brad Pitt's Gifting a Backyard Pad," Brad Pitt recruits Drew and Jonathan Scott to help him surprise his friend and makeup artist of 30 years by renovating her detached garage. They turn her 400-square-foot unit into a showstopping guest suite, makeup station and storage area.

The sophomore season of CELEBRITY IOU premiered on Monday, December 14, 2020 at 9pm ET/PT on HGTV. The first four episodes capture all the feels as HGTV's famous twins, real estate and renovation experts Drew and Jonathan Scott, help the award-winning stars with the surprise home overhauls. The featured celebrities include: Zooey Deschanel, Justin Hartley, Allison Janney, and Rainn Wilson. "CELEBRITY IOU is so full of heart and just the kind of feel-good energy we all need right now," said Jonathan. "The idea of giving back resonates with everyone -- and, for us, working with these incredibly thoughtful celebrities is so uplifting." "Our passion is sharing the gift of home with others and we love being a part of these stories of pure gratitude," added Drew. "In Season 1, we were blown away by how hands-on each celebrity was and Season 2 is no different! Everyone is so dedicated because they're doing this for people they love." After a 5.5-month break, CELEBRITY IOU returned with new episodes on Monday, June 21, 2021 at 9pm ET/PT on HGTV. In the mid-season premiere, "Kris Jenner's Backyard Retreat Surprise," Kris Jenner and daughters Kim Kardashian West and Kendall Jenner team up with Jonathan and Drew to surprise a family friend looking to start over. With the brothers' help, Kris, Kim and Kendall transform her backyard wasteland into a stunning oasis. A new episode debuts each Monday thereafter, including "LeAnn Rimes' Lifesaving Thank You" (June 28) and "Kevin Hart's Heartfelt Thanks" (July 5).

Season 3 of CELEBRITY IOU debuted on Monday, April 18, 2022 at 9pm ET/PT on HGTV. Drew and Jonathan Scott continue to help Hollywood A-listers, who want to give extraordinary people in their lives surprise home renovations. This season's celebrity lineup includes: "Tiffany Haddish Returns the Love" (April 18, 2022); "Howie Mandel's Sensational Surprise" (April 25, 2022); "Snoop Dogg's Winning Gift" (May 2, 2022); "Ali Wong's Renovation Surprise for a Dear Friend" (May 9, 2022); "Lisa Kudrow's Stunning Condo Surprise" (May 16, 2022); "John C. Reilly's Funky Cabin Makeover" (May 23, 2022); "Anthony Anderson's Ultimate Thank You" (May 30, 2022); "Halle Berry's Beautiful Gift for Cherished Teacher" (June 6, 2022). On Monday, November 14, 2022 at 9pm ET/PT, CELEBRITY IOU returned with new episodes after a five-month break. In the mid-season premiere, "Leslie Jordan's Life-Changing Renovation," Emmy winner and funny man Leslie Jordan calls on Jonathan and Drew to gift his long-time friends of 40 years with a life-changing renovation. Remaining true to their Southwestern style, Leslie delivers a modern refresh to their beloved and cherished home. Additional celebrities appearing in Season 3 include: Idina Menzel (November 21); Terry Crews (November 28); Kate Hudson (December 5); Cindy Crawford (December 12); Cheryl Hines (December 19); Wilmer Valderrama (December 26); and Drew Barrymore (January 2).
On Monday, May 15, 2023 at 8pm ET/PT on HGTV, CELEBRITY IOU returned with new episodes after a 4.5-month break. In the first new episode, "Heidi Klum's Legacy Remodel," supermodel sensation Heidi Klum teams up with Jonathan and Drew to surprise her housekeeper of 17 years with a complete house transformation. Heidi pulls out all the stops to deliver a luxurious home where the family can build a lifetime of memories.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Scott Brothers Entertainment