HGTV’s home reno power twins, Drew and Jonathan Scott, are helping some of Hollywood’s biggest names – from World War Z star Brad Pitt, to How To Get Away With Murder star Viola Davis, Life Of The Party star Melissa McCarthy, and musician Michael Bublé – to say a big “thank you” the people in their lives who inspired and guided them while they were growing up and even now. They’ll be surprising these friends, mentors and family members with special home renovation projects. And each episode will give insight into a celebrity’s real life as they join the project hands-on in the design phase and reveal stories from their personal lives that still fill them with gratitude. “The wonderful thing about Celebrity IOU is that it is about personal acts of kindness and thanks. We all want to find ways to help the people who are always there for us when we need them,” says HGTV president Jane Latman.
In Property Brothers style, the renovations will happen at lightning speed to cause as little disruption in people’s lives as possible, and we’ll be keeping the tissue box handy for those big emotional moments. “It’s amazing to see someone who is extremely successful be grounded enough to always remember the people who helped them get there,” says Jonathan, while Drew adds, “This is what we love, transforming people’s lives through their homes.”