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HGTV Plans Christian Family Reality Show

Will the Hatmakers become the Robertsons of home improvement?
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Christian blogger and author Jen Hatmaker announced this week that HGTV has planned a reality series featuring her family of seven as they renovate their new house.

Since Duck Dynasty—the hugely popular A&E series about a Christian family, the Robertsons, and their duck call business—set records as the most-watched show on cable, it appears HGTV now wants to offer viewers their own quirky but faith-filled bunch.

Hatmaker wrote on her blog:

We told the people, "Um, we are overtly Christian. This isn't even a gray area." And they said, "Yes. We want it all: your family, your prayers, your church, your poor people, your nonprofits, your chaos, your humor. We want you to be exactly who you are."

A crew filmed her family in Austin last month before successfully pitching the network. A spokeswoman from HGTV confirmed they are in initial stages of production with the Hatmaker family, though the series doesn't have a title or air date yet. ...

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