We've all had difficulties this year trying to concentrate on work with some extreme conditions going on around us, and HGTV superstar Alison Victoria is no different. But, the Windy City Rehab designer has also spent a large portion of the year dealing with a number of professional trials which have threatened to take her business down altogether. Now, though, Victoria is getting back to work on her new HGTV series, even as her many Windy City Rehab troubles continue to linger.
We heard a few months ago that Alison Victoria, who was in the midst of watching some of her Windy City Rehab drama play out on Season 2 of the home renovation show, had singed on for a new series on HGTV. The turnaround on that project was pretty quick, especially considering the new challenges of filming right now, because she's now hard at work on the show, and posted a picture to Instagram to get fans hyped for her brand new enterprise. Take a look!
Wow, it certainly makes sense that Alison Victoria and one of her co-stars, Ty Pennington (Trading Spaces, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition), would already be at work on their new show. Ty Breaker debuts in early January, so they'll want to have a nice bit of filming done before then so that viewers can get an uninterrupted look at the new set of renovations. The eight episode series will follow Pennington as he tries to convince desperate families to stay in their current homes by updating them, as either Victoria, Sabrina Soto (The High Low Project), or Grace Mitchell (One of a Kind) attempt to lure those families to new homes that can be updated to better fit their needs.
Victoria has been very open in the past several months about how trying the issues with Windy City Rehab have been. The problems started not long after Season 1 aired in early 2019, with the city of Chicago levying stop work orders on work being done by the constructions crews for the show, and taking away permit privileges for Victoria's business partner, Donovan Eckhardt. In the months that followed, there were numerous complaints from those living near the homes the duo was rehabbing, and several lawsuits were filed charging them with everything from fraud and breach of contract, to shoddy workmanship.
On top of all of that, Alison Victoria was shown on Season 2 coming to the realization that leaving all of the business aspects up to her (now former) partner, Eckhardt, was probably not a sound idea, as he appeared to have seriously bungled (if not out right taken advantage of) several facets of their combined interests and financials. But, in recent weeks, Victoria has also talked about remaining strong amidst all of the drama. She's also noted that designing homes is what she loves to do and she has no plans to stop living her dream because of the problems encountered with Windy City Rehab.
We still don't have word on whether or not there will be a Season 3 of Windy City Rehab, but Ty Breaker will debut on HGTV on Monday, January 11, at 9 p.m. EST. For more on what's coming up, check out our guide to winter / spring 2021 TV!