Editor’s note: The air time has been corrected in this story.
The pilot episode of a home-renovation reality series set in Boise will re-air Wednesday on HGTV.
“Boise Boys” stars local contractors Luke Caldwell and Clint Robertson. The first episode aired on a Sunday afternoon last month. Almost 1.3 million people tuned in, and the show ranked 25th in cable ratings for that day.
“We made the first hurdle,” Robertson said after the first airing. “We have no assurances by anybody that we’re going to have a show, but ... it’s like a long-distance hurdle race, and we made the first hurdle.”
This week’s encore showing could play a large role in HGTV’s decision to pick up the series.
The show is scheduled to air at 11 a.m. on DirecTV and Dish Network, and at 2 p.m. on Cable One.
Caldwell grew up in Boise’s North End and is a touring musician. Robertson moved to Idaho from Texas, where he was an accountant before going into construction. They own the local real estate business Timber and Love. “Boise Boys” highlights their different personalities and tastes, their friendship and sense of humor, and their families.
The men have worked together for two years, remodeling and selling between 20 and 30 houses.