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This is worse than finding that that the Easter Bunny doesn’t exist: HGTV “House Hunters” is staged.
I could not believe my eyes when reading this morning’s email blast from Consumerworld.org pointing a story in MoneyTalksNews having confirmation from HGTV that it stages its House Hunters shows. Its a show my wife and I watch regularly, especially the House Hunters International. Makes me now questions all the HGTV programing.
The story by Stacy Johnson includes an email exchange between her and a public relations person for HGTV.
Here are a couple of excerpts from House Hunters’ response to Johnson’s questions, where the media relations person did not deny that fakery was going on: