Drew and Jonathan Scott have been rocking the home renovation game on a large scale since their first show, Property Brothers, began on HGTV way back in 2011. The intervening years have seen the duo turn that success into several spinoffs, as well as other business opportunities, and their popularity seems to know no bounds. With that, you can probably imagine that they have plenty of other ideas for shows, and now we know that the Scotts will be turning many of those ideas into news series, and they're going to team with Ant Anstead on a couple of surprising new shows.
While Drew and Jonathan Scott are frequently in the news, and for very nice things, Ant Anstead has, relatively recently, found trouble in his personal life takeover headlines. Anstead had appeared on HGTV's Christina on the Coast, but Season 3 of the renovation show is unlikely to include him, with his divorce from designer Christina Haack imminent. Luckily, the Scott brothers have tapped Anstead, who used to host U.K. car show Wheeler Dealers, to help them take their renovation prowess to a much different area. If you guessed that this will involve a variety of automobiles, you'd be right.
Ant Anstead will be using his skills as a master mechanic and car designer to co-host the new Discovery+ series Celebrity IOU Joyride. The show, which is set to debut in the summer of 2021, will follow the format many viewers enjoyed with Drew and Jonathan Scott's Celebrity IOU, and see Anstead join car guru Cristy Lee as they assist a number of famous folk who want to "create automotive masterpieces for special people in their lives." Celebrity IOU Joyride is set to feature Anstead and Lee while they work with Octavia Spencer, James Marsden, Renee Zellweger, Mary J. Blige, Danny Trejo, and Tony Hawk.
As you may have noticed, Celebrity IOU Joyride doesn't appear to involve any on-camera time from either Scott sibling. But, that's not the case for the second project they're launching with Anstead, Drew’s Dream Car with Ant Anstead. This special will, again, use Anstead's mastery at working with cars as he helps Drew Scott by designing and building the car of Scott's dreams. Those dreams are centered on Scott's love of classic sports cars from the 1960s, and lead to a car which "evolves into a true marriage of old and new as it looks to a greener future," with "creative input" from the whole Scott family.
Drew’s Dream Car with Ant Anstead is also debuting on Discovery+ this summer, and will be a two-hour special, while Celebrity IOU Joyride will have a six-episode first season.
Well, who could have guessed that Drew and Jonathan Scott would move into fixing up cars for some of their next shows? It's definitely a surprising option, considering how well they're known for renovating homes and making sure that people have abodes which really fit their lifestyles. But, it's true that people like for their cars to do the same thing, so when it comes to broadening their scope, it does make a certain sense that the Scotts would see if they could help in that respect, as well. And, seeing as how their expertise is with houses, we can understand why they'd pick a top notch car designer like Ant Anstead to help with these new projects.
Fans can watch Celebrity IOU Joyride and Drew’s Dream Car with Ant Anstead this summer on Discovery+, while Drew and Jonathan Scott's hit show, Celebrity IOU, will return to HGTV with new episodes and Hollywood A-listers on June 21. For more to watch in the meantime, be sure to check out our guide to 2021 summer TV premieres!
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