“Mina Starsiak Hawk and Karen E. Laine Bid Farewell to Popular HGTV Show ‘Good Bones’ After Seven Seasons”
After captivating audiences for seven years and producing nearly 100 episodes, Mina Starsiak Hawk and Karen E. Laine have announced the end of their hit TV show, “Good Bones.” Starsiak Hawk shared the news on her podcast, “Mina AF,” revealing that production for the show had wrapped up several months ago.
Originally starting as a home renovation project in 2007, Starsiak Hawk and Laine turned their passion into a successful business known as “Two Chicks and a Hammer.” In 2014, HGTV approached them to create a pilot episode, which premiered to great acclaim in May 2015.
Over the years, “Good Bones” became one of HGTV’s most popular shows. According to Nielsen, the show attracted a staggering audience of over 21.7 million total viewers by its seventh season in 2022. However, Starsiak Hawk recently opened up about the personal challenges she faced while renovating multiple homes simultaneously, all while under a demanding production schedule. She expressed the stress of juggling family and professional responsibilities while being watched by millions.
For Starsiak Hawk, the ending of the show evokes both happiness and sadness as she embarks on the next chapter of her life. She shared her excitement for new opportunities and experiences.
However, “Good Bones” has not been without its controversies. The show faced a $40,000 fine from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for allegedly violating a federal lead paint law during renovations at three Indianapolis properties. Critics have also accused the show of contributing to rising property taxes and displacing lower-income residents in gentrified neighborhoods.
Laine defended the show, emphasizing that rehabilitating vacant housing stock and providing families with safe homes is a positive contribution. Despite the criticisms, the show amassed a devoted fan base that eagerly awaits each new season.
Fans won’t have to wait for long, as season 8 of “Good Bones” is set to premiere on August 15th, 2023, on HGTV. Viewers can expect more captivating home renovations, heartwarming stories, and the dynamic partnership between Starsiak Hawk and Laine that has made the show a fan favorite.
As the final chapter of “Good Bones” unfolds, fans are sure to cherish the memories created by Starsiak Hawk and Laine and eagerly anticipate the projects and adventures the future holds for this talented duo.
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