HGTV’s ‘House Hunters,’ ‘Island Life’ Suspend North Carolina Productions Due to Hurricane Florence (Exclusive)

Plus: “Love It or List It” will wait out the storm in return from hiatus


As Hurricane Florence bears down on the Carolinas, popular cable channel HGTV is postponing several productions in the category 2 storm’s path, TheWrap has learned exclusively, including “House Hunters” and “Island Life.”

“Production for some of our house hunting series with episodes planned in North Carolina is postponed,” an HGTV spokeswoman told us on Thursday morning.

TheWrap asked the corporate communications team there specifically about “Love It or List It,” which also shoots in the Carolinas.

“We do shoot ‘Love It or List It’ in the Triangle area, but we’ve confirmed that production was not scheduled to resume until next week,” the rep responded. “Our production teams will assess the situation and determine next steps after the hurricane passes.”

Those HGTV shows doing the smart thing are not alone. On Wednesday, most of the cast of Bravo reality series “Southern Charm” announced that they were evacuating the Charleston area.

“While I’ve Evac’ed home to Charlotte, I’ve rummaged the house for an old book to read, and stumbled upon a little light reading. Old family friends gave me this book in ’96 to read to baby @kt_kroll!” cast member Austen Kroll wrote on Instagram, referring to his sister Katie. “Can she claim to be a 90’s kid? #auntflo #juniorkroll #96 #”90skid.”

Fellow castmates Kathryn Dennis and Shep Rose announced they too are joining the millions of Americans who have evacuated their homes ahead of the wind, rain and waves to come. Patricia Altschul said she is staying put.

It remains unclear whether their fellow cast member Cameran Eubanks plans to leave or stay.