Last year, as we were trying to buy our house in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico we were invited to appear on super popular T.V show, ‘International House Hunters.’ Considering it was Leslie‘s family’s favorite show, how could she say no? Despite my protestations, I was cajoled into it with the promise of a trip to Costa Rica, and subsequently, if somewhat reluctantly, I agreed to say yes.
The date was set, the 4 man crew arrived, and filming commenced. I can’t go too much into the details of it all, as we are legally and contractually forbidden to do so. What I can say is that, although it was five rigorous twelve hour days of filming, and all for approximately 23 minutes of air time, it was a really fun experience, and very interesting to see how shows like that are made.
The show will air in over 50 countries, and approximately two million people in the U.S.A alone will watch it. Now that’s scary. What is really scary is that Leslie and I have no idea how it will turn out. We haven’t seen a single second of footage, and of course we both think we’re going to look and sound ridiculous. But it’s too late now.
The show will air on H.G.T.V. on Monday in the U.S, 10:30 eastern time, and 7:30 Pacific time. It will definitely be on in the U.K. too, but as yet we don’t have the details. I’ll be sure to add them when I know.
In the meantime, here are a few still shots from the 5 days of filming.
If ‘International House Hunters’ is a show you watch and like, let me know what you think in the comments below.
And look out for the show on Monday…it might just be a laugh.