New TV Show Seeking to Feature Big Island Properties

April 22, 2013, 3:28 PM HST
* Updated April 22, 4:58 PM
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A New York-based documentary television production company is looking for properties around Hawaii Island to feature on a new show that will debut later this year on the Discovery Channel and Destination America.

Entitled “Buying Hawaii,” the real estate show will be similar to HGTV’s “House Hunters.” A realtor will connect with clients and tour them through three properties per episode.

The emphasis is on showcasing uniquely Hawaiian homes rather than luxury beach estates. Producers are looking for people with homes that have volcanic views, yurts, waterfalls, or other aspects that can only be found in Hawaii.

Destination America announced the new show recently as part of its 2013-2014 season line up. Founded 25 years ago, the Destination Network is a visitor information network serving resort and cultural markets throughout the southeast region of the US.

The Discovery Channel is a cable specialty channel providing documentary and reality programming on a variety of topics including science, technology, and history.


Popular shows on the network include “Deadliest Catch” and “Mythbusters.”


Paper Route Productions, which will produce the show, is the creator of several TV shows, including “Buying Alaska,” which is one of the top-rated shows Destination America and also airs on Discovery.

The firm also produces “Yukon Men” and “Ghost Lab” for Discovery and “Brothers on Call” for the DIY Network, among others.

Show producers are looking for properties to feature, as well as realtors who would like to be on camera.


People interested in being on the show have until May 1 to contact Paper Route Productions. Filming on island is slated to begin in early June.

For more information, contact Hannah at Paper Route Productions (845) 920-1300 or email [email protected]

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