Good Bones (TV series)

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Good Bones
Good Bones logo hgtv.jpg
GenreReal estate
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes66 (as of September 8, 2020)
Running time43 minutes
Original network HGTV
Original releaseMarch 22, 2016 (2016-03-22) 

Good Bones is an American reality television series airing on HGTV starring Karen E. Laine and Mina Starsiak Hawk, based in Indianapolis, Indiana. [1] [2] The show's pilot aired on March 22, 2016. [3]


On June 7, 2019, the series was renewed for a fifth season, which premiered on June 9, 2020. Good Bones: Down to the Studs, presents previously aired episodes with additional footage and commentary from Starsiak Hawk, Laine, and others. [4] [5]

On August 27, 2020, the series was renewed for a sixth season, slated to start in June 2021. [6]

On July 28, 2021, the series was renewed for a seventh season. [7]


In 2007, Karen E. Laine was working as a defense attorney and her daughter, Mina Starsiak Hawk, was working as a part-time waitress. [8] [9] Starsiak Hawk is Laine's daughter from her first marriage, to an orthopedic surgeon. [10] [11] The mother-daughter duo began flipping houses in their free time in the Fountain Square neighborhood of Indianapolis. [9] In 2008, the two decided to open a home rehab business, called Two Chicks and a Hammer, Inc. [12]

In addition to renovation work, Starsiak Hawk is also a real estate agent. Laine retired as a stakeholder in the business in 2019, but continues to appear on the show and participate in renovations.

Their signature style includes creating green spaces wherever possible and incorporating work by local artists and craftsman to put a personal touch on the homes. Karen often restores or repurposes objects found in homes. The mother-daughter team expanded into the Bates–Hendricks neighborhood, and recently expanded into Old Southside - all areas with dilapidated homes, which Mina, Karen and crew renovate or restore. [13] [14] [15]

Other family members who appear on the show include Starsiak Hawk's half-brother Tad, who leads the demo crew, assisted by his right hand man, former offensive lineman Austin “Bobkat” Aynes.

Lonny, their foreman, [1] and longtime head contractor and Tad's step-father, Lenny, also appeared. Lenny left the show in 2019. [16]

Starsiak Hawk and Laine created a video to explain the complex family relationships among the team. [17]

In 2019, Laine and Starsiak Hawk took part in HGTV's A Very Brady Renovation.

In 2018's season three, Mina Starsiak Hawk and her husband Steve Hawk [18] had their first child, Jack. In September 2020 she gave birth to their second child, daughter Charlotte. [19] [20]

On October 4, 2019, Laine announced her retirement from the family renovation company, Two Chicks and a Hammer, to spend more time with husband Roger. She appears in the fifth season of Good Bones, focusing on DIY projects. [21]

Other business

The duo opened a home furnishings store named Two Chicks District Co. at 1531 S. East Street in the Bates–Hendricks neighborhood on June 20, 2020. The business features a wine and beer bar and tables for laptop use. The building was originally the Lincoln Theatre, a silent movie house. Most recently it housed a countertop laminate fabrication firm. Two Chicks and a Hammer purchased the building in 2015 for use as a warehouse. An episode in Season 5 will detail the building's renovation. [22]


SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
1 11March 22, 2016 (2016-03-22)June 20, 2016 (2016-06-20)
2 13May 30, 2017 (2017-05-30)August 29, 2017 (2017-08-29)
3 13April 3, 2018 (2018-04-03)June 26, 2018 (2018-06-26)
4 15May 14, 2019 (2019-05-14)August 20, 2019 (2019-08-20)
5 14June 9, 2020 (2020-06-09)September 8, 2020 (2020-09-08) [6]

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