New York [Sept. 27, 2022] Actor, comedian, producer and real estate investor Mike Epps is an Indianapolis native on a mission to revitalize his childhood street in the newly greenlighted HGTV series Buying Back the Block (wt). Mike and his wife, television producer and design enthusiast Kyra Epps, who’ve already transformed an abandoned firehouse on the block into their stunning new family home, will continue improving the neighborhood and restoring a sense of community with more property renovations. The duo will update each house, adding modern amenities and keeping the original charm, to create affordable and beautiful places for families to buy or rent. Driven by his passionate vision, Mike will be hands-on as he oversees the projects, including the overhaul of his grandmother’s house, alongside his expert construction team. The three-episode series is slated to air in summer 2023.
“Kyra and I are restoring two homes on the block, one was my grandmother’s house from the 1960s,” said Mike. “Our kids will see us work firsthand, nail by nail, to rebuild these homes and our community. Our goal is to inspire legacy and family for generations to come.”
“Our two little ones are growing up on the same block as Mike did in the ‘70s,” said Kyra. “Over the last two years, Mike and I realized that we needed to be close to our families more than ever. We decided to spend more time in Indianapolis so our children could understand the importance of family and their family history. I am excited to bring my design style to the neighborhood for future families to experience.”
Buying Back the Block (wt) is produced by GoodStory Entertainment.
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