Filming for Season 2 Begins in June
(Arlington, VA) — Discover the history of the vibrant communities that make up the nation’s capital with four new episodes of If You Lived Here beginning on Monday, May 3 at 9pm on WETA PBS and 8pm on WETA Metro.
"It's exciting to watch Christine and John explore the unique communities in the Washington, D.C. metro area," said Miguel Monteverde, senior vice president and general manager, WETA Greater Washington. "If You Lived Here highlights the historic charm of the communities in our nation's capital. We're proud to present new episodes that provide a fresh perspective about the current real estate market for new and longtime Washingtonian residents alike."
Hosted by best friends Christine Louise and John Begeny, If You Lived Here explores places to call home in the Washington, D.C. area. The locally focused exploration series offers viewers the thrill of house-hunting in their own neighborhood. The series will continue its first season with visits to Hyattsville and Takoma Park in Maryland, Petworth/16th Street Heights in Washington, D.C. and North Arlington in Virginia.
In each 30-minute episode, Washingtonians Christine and John tour three properties in one neighborhood with a local realtor: a starter home, a mid-level, and a “dream house.” Follow Begeny and Louise as they venture across the DMV to learn about homes on the market and showcase the notable businesses nearby, as well as the character, culture and charm of each community.
Christine and John are passionate about the region they live in and have seen the evolution of Washington, D.C. and the surrounding areas over the years. The longtime colleagues of WETA created local WETA documentaries such as Discovering Washington: Through the Lens; The Washington Cherry Blossoms: A Gift of Friendship, winner of a National Capital/Chesapeake Bay Emmy; and a trilogy of films tracing the evolution of historic Alexandria, VA from the city’s early years to the present day.
The new episodes of If You Lived Here will air on Mondays at 9pm on WETA PBS and 8pm on WETA Metro.
MAY 3 - Episode 7: Hyattsville, MD
MAY 10 - Episode 8: Petworth/16th St. Heights, DC
MAY 17 - Episode 9: North Arlington, VA
MAY 24 - Episode 10: Takoma Park, MD
Following its premiere, each episode will be available to stream at weta.org. The complete season will air on Sunday, May 30, 3:00 - 8:00pm on WETA PBS and WETA Metro.
If You Lived Here is produced by WETA in association with Leapfrog Productions, with support from WETA PBS.
Production and filming on a second season of If You Lived Here, featuring 12 more local neighborhoods, will begin in June.
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