Have you ever wanted to be on television? “Home Town Takeover” is coming to HGTV soon and we could be seeing them here in Upstate New York.

HGTV recently announced that they would be taking their already hit show “Home Town” and launching their spin-off show “Home Town Takeover” with the same stars, Ben and Erin Napier. As Saratoga Living puts it, “HGTV and the Napiers roll into some town in the US, in dire need of a makeover, and work their magic. “

After hearing this, a ton of Upstate New York towns applied. One of the main stipulations is that they need to have a population of 40,000 people or less. Then, to apply, they have to find a way to feature their town and show what makes it unique. The deadline was February 4th.

Saratoga Living put together a full list of towns that applied: Albany County’s Ravena; Rensselaer County’s Hoosick Falls; Washington County’s Whitehall, Fort Edward, Cambridge and Salem; Fulton County’s Gloversville and Johnstown; Broome County’s Endicott; Erie County’s Angola and Evans; Delaware County’s Deposit; St. Lawrence County’s Massena; Cattaraugus County’s Franklinville; Franklin County’s Malone; Madison County’s Oneida; Chemung County’s Elmira; Oneida County’s Boonville; Orleans County’s Albion; Dutchess County’s Wappingers Falls; Ulster County’s Ellenville; and Herkimer County’s Little Falls (which launched its own microsite as part of its pitch).

We don’t know which, of any, of these local areas will win a spot or when we’ll find out. Until then, we can watch their videos and route for our home town.


Here are the more local ones:

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