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New details about 'Everything But The House' return to HGTV Saturday, May 28

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Lara Spencer, right, and Everything But The House Co-founder Jacquie Denny return for a second season on HGTV May 28.

HGTV last fall ordered a second season of 10 shows featuring the Blue Ash-based online auction company.

Update 11:30 a.m.  Wednesday, May 25: Everything But The House founder Jacquie Denny was heading to Salt Lake City to help a family monetize their clutter when she finally found time to email me about the second season premiere of Everything But The House 9 p.m. Saturday May 28 on HGTV.

"Yes, this show has had an impact on the business. To think this concept, born in Cincinnati, Ohio, is now helping families all over the map. As I respond to this, I am heading back from Salt Lake City, Utah. Yet another family with not one, but two, properties full of contents that need to find a new home," said Denny, EBTH chief development officer.

Last summer she filmed 10 new half-hour episodes with host Lara Spencer from Good Morning America again on the East Coast – Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

In the season premiere, "an avid collector" named Debbie "parts with household items spanning many generations, including a collection of copper pans, Swiss music boxes and a vintage Polaroid camera," according to the HGTV media release. A second episode airs at 9:30 p.m.

Spencer, Denny and a team of EBTH experts from Blue Ash help families declutter, downsize, distribute or monetize items in their homes on the show. Three of the 10 families this season earned more than $50,000 from the EBTH online auction, Denny says.

Season two features "early 1900’s tobacco cards that sold for thousands of dollars, a saxophone that sold for $5,500 and an entire house of vintage clothing with a Chinese 'five two dragon robe' that sold for $5,000," she said.

When I asked if she met some interesting people shooting the new shows, she said, "For us, all families are memorable. The secret sauce is letting someone identify your treasures and handing you a check to create new memories. What treasures do you have hiding in your home? Happy hunting!"

Here are the Saturday episode descriptions:

"Debbie Gets Her Groove Back" (9 p.m., HGTV): A woman's home is crammed to the brim with the collections she inherited from both her parents and late husband. Lara Spencer and her team arrive to rescue her from this overwhelming burden and find enough cash to fund a family trip in the process.

"Brass, Glass and Cash" (9:30 p.m., HGTV): A lifelong collector's eclectic treasure trove has gotten out of hand, so he's called in some reinforcements. Lara Spencer and her team of experts see if a life of collecting can bring in enough cash to renovate his 1890s property into a modern-day home.

Original post May 4, 2022: Everything But The House, which drew 13.2 million viewers its first season, resumes on HGTV with back-to-back episodes 9-10 p.m. Saturday, May 28.

Lara Spencer, from ABC's Good Morning America and HGTV's Flea Market Flip, and EBTH Co-founder Jacquie Denny will appear in the new half-hour episodes filmed after the first season concluded in April last year.

In the season premiere, Spencer helps "an avid collector" named Debbie "part with household items spanning many generations, including a collection of copper pans, Swiss music boxes and a vintage Polaroid camera," according to the HGTV media release.

Spencer, who also is executive producer, has been involved with the EBTH television project since 2017, before Denny and EBTH partner Brian Graves reacquired the Cincinnati company in 2019.

Spencer, Denny and a team of EBTH experts from Blue Ash help families declutter, downsize, distribute or monetize items in their homes on the show. The cross between American Pickers and Antiques Roadshow netted sellers anywhere from $18,000 to $61,000 from online auctions at the conclusion of each episode last year.

From the release: "Lara Spencer and a team of expert appraisers will scour clients’ homes for buried treasures that might be worth big money … (She) will work with the appraisal team, including Jacquie Denny, co-founder of the estate sale and auction website Everything But The House. During each episode, the team will hunt each home for potentially valuable items, anything from vintage clothing and sports memorabilia to antique furniture and kitschy keepsakes, to list in live and online auctions. However, there is one catch — to attract eager buyers, the team will begin the bidding at just one dollar. "

Loren Ruch, HGTV senior vice president for programming and development, told me last year that HGTV executives were "very pleased with Everything But the House. It's a very different type of show for us, and we especially appreciate the unique stories from our homeowners, and the value that can come from heirlooms and nostalgic items."

The half-hour show is produced by High Noon Entertainment, a reality TV heavyweight which makes Fixer Upper, Good Bones, Unwrapped; Cake Boss; Dr. Dee: Alaska Vet; Hurricane Hunters; Southern Survival; Extreme Screams and Extreme Waterparks.

High Noon also produces HGTV's Unsellable Houses, starring Pacific Northwest real estate agents Lyndsay Lamb and Leslie Davis. HGTV ordered a third season of 13 one-hour shows after the series drew 32 million viewers last year.