Home Town (TV series)

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Home Town
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Created byJenna Keane
StarringBen Napier
Erin Napier
Country of originCanada
United States of America
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes53
Production locations Laurel, Mississippi
Running timeOne hour and four minutes
Production company RTR Media Inc
Original network HGTV
Original releaseJanuary 24, 2016 (2016-01-24) 
External links
[www.rtrmedia.com/hometown/ RTR Media Inc]

Home Town is an American television series starring husband and wife team, Ben and Erin Napier, that premiered on January 24, 2016 on HGTV. The married couple restores Southern homes in Laurel, Mississippi. [1] The fifth season of Home Town (sixteen episodes) began airing on January 3, 2021. [2] [3]


On January 4, 2021, a spin-off titled Home Town: Ben's Workshop premiered on Discovery+, [4] and on May 2, 2021, a spin-off titled Home Town Takeover premiered. [5] [6]


Erin and Ben Napier renovate houses in the historic district of Laurel, Mississippi. After being featured in Southern Weddings magazine and on the magazine's Instagram, they were contacted by HGTV. [7] The show premiered in January 2016 and has been highly rated in the first three of the show's aired seasons. [8]


Home Town is hosted by married couple Erin and Ben Napier. The couple met while they were students at the University of Mississippi and were married in 2008. [7] [9] They have two daughters, Helen, who was born in January 2018, [10] and Mae, who was born on May 28, 2021. [11]


Series overview

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
1 11January 24, 2016 (2016-01-24)May 23, 2017 (2017-05-23)
2 11January 1, 2018 (2018-01-01)March 12, 2018 (2018-03-12)
3 13January 14, 2019 (2019-01-14)April 8, 2019 (2019-04-08)
4 16January 20, 2020 (2020-01-20)June 8, 2020 (2020-06-08)
5 16 [12] January 3, 2021 (2021-01-03)TBA

Season 1 (2016–17)

No. in
TitleOriginal air date
11"Big Renovation in a Small Town"January 24, 2016 (2016-01-24)
Ben and Erin help Ross and Laura find their small-town dream home with a friendly porch and a space for Laura's growing pottery business. Ben and Erin restore the couple's chosen home, full of family treasures to look like it was decorated over time. [13]
22"A House With History"March 21, 2017 (2017-03-21)
Will, Courtney, and their boys have outgrown their starter home, so they enlist Ben and Erin to help them find their forever house. On their wish list is a sizeable, historic house that's rich in character and small-town charm. Ben and Erin show the couple two homes: a large house that is short on personality, and a smaller house with loads of character but a long list of necessary repairs. With an all-in budget of $200,000, Will and Courtney have to weigh out what matters most. [14]
33"Homecoming"March 28, 2017 (2017-03-28)
Kyle and Brooke want their "someday children" to grow up in a small town as they did, so they're leaving Nashville and heading back to their childhood hometown in Mississippi. They want a house with history and room to grow. Ben and Erin show the couple two Craftsman homes: a character-rich cottage in need of an update and a quirky but roomy home with a cramped kitchen. Both houses come at a similar price, leaving Kyle and Brooke to decide where their all-in, $200,000 budget will go the furthest. [15]
44"Cottage Charm"April 4, 2017 (2017-04-04)
Coy and Kenya are moving to town to be close to their children and grandchildren. As empty-nesters, they want to downsize into a historic cottage with an all-in budget of $125,000. Ben and Erin show the couple two cottages: a small, dated house with exterior charm, and a cottage that makes up for its lack of character with an attractive asking price. [16]
55"A Town to Call Home"April 11, 2017 (2017-04-11)
Kristen dreams of watching her kids grow up in a small town as she did, but as a military family, they are always on the move. Now that husband Kelvin is close to retirement, they've decided to settle down so their young children have a place to call home. Kelvin and Kristen's all-in budget is $250,000, so Ben and Erin show the couple two family-friendly homes: a big, old charmer that's a lot of house, and a character-rich Craftsman with a lower price but a longer "to do" list. Ben and Erin create the ultimate family home including a study area, play space and stunning new kitchen with a unique bowling alley countertop. [17]
66"History in the Making"April 18, 2017 (2017-04-18)
After moving to New York City to pursue his architectural career, Bill is ready to settle down with his fiancé Jody in the small town he's loved since childhood. Ben and Erin show the couple two very different homes—a dilapidated historic house with character that requires a ton of work, and a Craftsman that needs updates and a personality. With an all-in budget of $200,000, Ben and Erin transform the couple's pick into a dream home with a gorgeous kitchen and custom millwork. [18]
77"Porch Dreams"April 25, 2017 (2017-04-25)
Amanda is returning to Mississippi after seven years of living in San Antonio, Texas, and she's looking for a historic home with a front porch and room for entertaining for $150,000. Ben and Erin show her two homes and after Amanda makes her pick, they create a dream space dripping with Southern charm and a to-die-for kitchen. [19]
88"So Long Loft, Hello Home"May 2, 2017 (2017-05-02)
A family of four has outgrown their loft and is ready to use their all-in budget of $200,000 to move into a family home with a yard. Ben and Erin show the parents two family-friendly houses—a dated, boxy home with 14 acres of property and a split-level ranch with a problem layout. Ben and Erin then transform the family's pick into the ultimate home with an open concept and outdoor space complete with an arbor. [20]
99"Small Town Life for a Growing Family"May 9, 2017 (2017-05-09)
A Chicago woman moves her family from the big city to a small town in Mississippi. She's looking for a family-friendly house for her kids and future grandchild with room to entertain and a private oasis for herself. With a comfortable budget, Ben and Erin show her two homes: one with an unwelcoming exterior and an interior that's a bit dated, and another home that's smaller with very little character. Despite the limitations, Ben and Erin overcome their obstacles and wow the family with the home of their dreams. [21]
1010"Military Family Finds Small Town Charm in Mississippi"May 16, 2017 (2017-05-16)
A well-traveled serviceman and his wife settle down after finding a job in small-town Mississippi. Ben and Erin have been given an all-in budget and are tasked with satisfying the couple's wish list that includes a historic home with a chef's kitchen. They come back with two choices: a cozy Cape Cod-style house with a small kitchen and a charmless exterior or a slightly larger home with interesting architectural details and a welcoming front porch. Ben and Erin make the couple's dreams come true by creating a home dripping in charm that includes a French provincial chef's kitchen and a handcrafted work table. [22]
1111"Country Singer Moves From The Big City to a Small Town"May 23, 2017 (2017-05-23)
After living in Nashville for the last 15 years, this country music singer is looking to put down roots in small-town Mississippi. She has set her budget and has provided Ben and Erin with a wish list that includes a historic home with space for entertaining and a spa-like master bath. She's presented with two homes: a classic Craftsman bungalow with a large but rough backyard and a large, dated house with no kitchen. Ben and Erin deliver a stunning home that includes a manicured outdoor entertainment space and a luxury spa master bath. [23]

Season 2 (2018)

No. in
TitleOriginal air date
12"Home Town Holiday Special"January 1, 2018 (2018-01-01)
Ben and Erin ring in the New Year with a look back at some of their favorite memories and stunning transformations from the past season that changed the face of their community. Join Ben and Erin as they share their approach to design work and some behind-the-scenes fun, as well as exciting new changes for their family. [24]
131"Banquette Dreams"January 8, 2018 (2018-01-08)
Virginia newlyweds look for a new place to call home in Mississippi. They have an all-in budget and a wish list that includes a banquette, a master bedroom, and a spacious front porch. After showing the couple two houses, Ben and Erin begin work creating a warm, welcoming cottage with never-before-seen porch swings and a beautiful kitchen banquette that reminds the happy couple of home. [25]
142"An Island For All"January 15, 2018 (2018-01-15)
A long-time local teacher looks for a house where she can entertain her large family. She has an all-in budget and a wish list that includes a large kitchen and family living area to host her big family get-togethers. Once Ben and Erin have shown her two possible homes that need a little love, the work begins transforming one of them into a stylish, welcoming oasis where the whole family will be comfortable. Even better, they're able to use beams and cabinets from the original house to build a stunning custom table and kitchen island. [26]
153"Countryside in the City (AKA: A Place To Call Home)"January 20, 2018 (2018-01-20)
A couple is ready for a different pace after living in the country for years. Erin and Ben create a haven in the city for them complete with handmade print wallpaper made by a local artist and a set of dining room buffets created entirely from one of the house's demolished rooms. [27]
164"Southern Italianate Charm"January 1, 2018 (2018-01-01)29
Ben and Erin Napier get the opportunity to find and restore a home for some longtime friends. They're hoping to find a historical house with a porch and cozy charm. Ben and Erin show them two houses: The Thompson House where the Italian style potential is masked by bad design and The Carmichael House whose mix of the 1920s and 1990s styles will be expensive to redo. Ben and Erin then use creative solutions to convert mismatched design elements into a beautiful historical house complete with a custom-built ottoman and a unique outdoor entryway cabinet. [28]
175"A Quiet Place to Call Home"February 5, 2018 (2018-02-05)
After renting his whole life, a local pastor is ready to settle down in a house that will give him enough space for his cooking and gardening hobbies. Ben and Erin show him two options—The Lindsey House shows a lot of potential with its charming, brick exterior, and spacious kitchen, but the low-priced McRae House gives them a lot of room for imagination. Ben and Erin give the house a Creole cottage makeover, adding bright colors and a cozy study as well as a spectacular chef's kitchen and a custom-built gardening bench. [29]
186"Move It or Lose It? (AKA: The Move of a Lifetime)"February 12, 2018 (2018-02-12)
Robyn and Cassidy want to move Robyn's great-grandmother's house to a new plot of land, but Ben and Erin are skeptical that the home could survive the move. With a budget of $100,000, Ben and Erin transform a cozy cottage in town into a dream home to present the couple with a safer option. [30]
197"Colorful Custom Cottage"February 19, 2018 (2018-02-19)
A local restaurant owner and grandmother are looking to buy a house and settle down. She has an all-in budget of $85,000 and a wish list that includes a spacious kitchen and a place to garden. She chooses a cottage that Ben and Erin inject with her shining personality, adding unique touches to create a stunning kitchen with a custom-built rolling island and a handmade raised garden bed. [31]
208"A Little Rough, A Little Refined"February 26, 2018 (2018-02-26)
Caroline and her husband, Corey, are moving home to follow her dream of opening a men's store. With a budget of $150,000, they're hoping to find a house that matches their authentic, early-century style and has an office worthy of their new business. Ben and Erin Napier show them two houses, and after the couple makes a choice, they use some unique solutions to open up the space and embrace its authentic style. The stunning transformation includes an office reminiscent of an old English library, a hand-cut brick backsplash and a piece of art from the home's history. [32]
219"Room to Grow"March 5, 2018 (2018-03-05)
A couple with two kids are in desperate need of more space and hope to find a home with a big yard and studio for his work with an all-in budget of $200,000. After showing them two great options, Ben and Erin transform their choice into a modern, spacious farmhouse that includes a chicken coop made from a dilapidated children's playhouse. [33]
2210"Small Town Sophistication"March 12, 2018 (2018-03-12)
A couple that's moving back to Mississippi is looking for a spacious home for under $260,000 where they can host friends and throw parties. They have their heart set on one of the options, but it's out of their range, leaving them to either negotiate or settle on the home they can afford. In the end, Ben and Erin create the ultimate gathering place complete with a custom table for outdoor dining and a pergola party area. [34]

Season 3 (2019)

No. in
TitleOriginal air date
231"A Vacation Everyday"January 14, 2019 (2019-01-14)
242"Everybody Wants a Porch"January 21, 2019 (2019-01-21)
253"Small Town Life Awaits"January 28, 2019 (2019-01-28)
264"Leaving the Nest"February 4, 2019 (2019-02-04)
275"A Doctor in the House"February 11, 2019 (2019-02-11)
286"A Modern Millennial Makeover"February 18, 2019 (2019-02-18)
297"Home is Where the Art is"February 25, 2019 (2019-02-25)
308"Sweet Home Laurel"March 4, 2019 (2019-03-04)
319"An Old Familiar Place"March 11, 2019 (2019-03-11)
3210"Small Budget, Big Style"March 18, 2019 (2019-03-18)
3311"Southern Coastal Style"March 25, 2019 (2019-03-25)
3412"Putting Down Roots"April 1, 2019 (2019-04-01)
3513"Moving to Main Street"April 8, 2019 (2019-04-08)

Season 4 (2020)

No. in
TitleOriginal air date
361"From Los Angeles to Laurel"January 20, 2020 (2020-01-20)
372"The Littlest House"January 27, 2020 (2020-01-27)
383"The Church House"February 3, 2020 (2020-02-03)
394"Can This House Be Saved?"February 9, 2020 (2020-02-09)
405"Inspired by the Sea"February 10, 2020 (2020-02-10)
416"The Sky's the Limit"February 16, 2020 (2020-02-16)
427"Restoring a Craftsman"February 23, 2020 (2020-02-23)
438"Home Away From Home"March 2, 2020 (2020-03-02)
449"Bachelor's Paradise"March 9, 2020 (2020-03-09)
4510"There's Just Something About a Porch"March 16, 2020 (2020-03-16)
4611"A House with History"March 23, 2020 (2020-03-23)
4712"Termite Terror"March 30, 2020 (2020-03-30)
4813"A Southern Dream"April 6, 2020 (2020-04-06)
4914"Fire and Water"April 13, 2020 (2020-04-13)
5015"The Cafe House"June 1, 2020 (2020-06-01)
5116"A Second Chance"June 8, 2020 (2020-06-08)
52"Home Town: Local Love"November 28, 2020 (2020-11-28)

Season 5 (2021)

No. in
TitleOriginal air date [12]
531"A New Beginning"January 3, 2021 (2021-01-03)
542"Color Psychology"January 10, 2021 (2021-01-10)
553"A Musician's Retreat"January 17, 2021 (2021-01-17)
564"From The Big Apple To The Little Catfish"January 24, 2021 (2021-01-24)
575"A Laurel Hug"January 31, 2021 (2021-01-31)


Home Town Takeover

On November 13, 2019, it was announced that a spin-off titled Home Town Takeover will premiere in 2021. [5] [6] The six-episode spinoff will feature the Napiers working with another community to renovate multiple homes and public spaces within a single town. It was announced on July 2, 2020, that Wetumpka, Alabama, will be the town featured in this new show.

Home Town: Ben's Workshop

On December 3, 2020, it was announced that a spin-off titled Home Town: Ben's Workshop would premiere on January 4, 2021 on Discovery+. [4]

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