Desert Flippers recently announced the return date for their second season of stunning home transformations, and fans couldn’t be happier. Eric and Lindsey Bennett are the parents of three young sons, and somehow they make it all work as they juggle the demands of family and career. This dynamic, house-flipping duo definitely know their stuff and as they turn run down, dilapidated structures into dream homes, they make watching the whole process extremely entertaining with their fun and playful interactions.
According to USA Today, there are 10 episodes scheduled for Season 2, and there will be more of an emphasis on home renovations in the Palm Springs, California area, and less time on property selection. Eric Bennett shared earlier in the year that they were going to be very busy for the next several months.
“We’ve got four projects running right now. It’s slated to start in the middle of June, which means we have a lot of work to do in the meantime.”
Along with Lindsey’s brother, Mike Schneider, they often dive right into a project not really knowing exactly what they may be getting into. Last season they faced a myriad of challenges, from dealing with spiders, snakes, and scorpions to working in triple-digit temperatures, but these experienced flippers take it all in stride.
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Palm Springs Life shared that an impressive 4.5 million viewers watched Desert Flippers every month during the first season. John Feld, senior vice president of programming for HGTV and DIY Network, believes that viewers tune in for a few reasons. Fans enjoy watching the Bennett’s, and Feld stated that besides their passion for what they do, their “likability” factor is mainly responsible for the success of Desert Flippers.
“[As viewers] we root for them to succeed and to be able to make a living for their family through the profession they’ve chosen. And the locale — beautiful Palm Springs — didn’t hurt,” Feld stated. “They flipped a cactus there! You don’t see that in our other shows.”
On this season of Desert Flippers, Eric and Lindsey will once again be battling the elements as well as any creatures lurking in the neglected homes. Termites, traffic noise, cactus, structural issues and more are just some of the problems the Bennett’s will have to deal with in order to successfully flip homes in order to make a profit.
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The first episode titled “Easy Street,” finds the pair giving a 90s-style home a more updated, open-concept floor plan. There’s a lot of traffic noise in the area and since the house isn’t in the most ideal of locations, Lindsey and Eric are taking a big gamble that they can pull off a remarkable renovation that will still bring potential home buyers in.
Are you a fan of this fun and family-friendly show? Leave your comments, thoughts, and opinions below. Desert Flippers premieres on Thursday, July 20 at 11 p.m. ET on the HGTV Channel.
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