"Salvage Dawgs," the new reality series that premiered in November on the DIY network, has been bumped up to primetime on the higher rated sister network HGTV. The show airs Thurs., Jan 10 at 8pm and 8:30pm.
"Salvage Dawgs" chronicles the adventures and creativity of the Black Dog Salvage team - a Virginia-based architectural salvage business. Long time do-it-yourself fans and newcomers alike can enjoy salvage owners Robert Kulp and Mike Whiteside as they display their polar opposite personalities, making for a show filled with humor and suspense. While both share a passion for historical preservation, Robert is the self-proclaimed "bottom line guy" who focuses on the re-sale value. Mike is the "go big, go fast, go hard" guy who finds amusement in the unusual and engineers often hair-brained solutions for getting materials out of structures unharmed.
"We're obviously thrilled that this move to HGTV allows us an opportunity to turn new viewers on to the show," said Jeff Lanter, co-executive producer. "At the same time, it gives our current fans more access to the series they've grown to love."
From carefully extracting architectural elements from private homes and classic historical properties to disassembling old hospitals and crumbling mills, every show is a fast-paced treasure hunt.
In Thursday night's 8pm episode, the crew salvages the Washington Mill, an old cotton mill from the late 1800s. At 8:30, they explore the six-story, luxury Robert E. Lee Hotel built in 1926 to uncover a peg leg sink, French doors and pelican urinals. They also build a coffee table out of a salvaged panel and wood from the Izard House.