'Cousins on Call' Get New 'Undercover' HGTV Deal

Wyckoff, Franklin Lakes cousins' new show slated to air in October.

The local stars of a breakout cable TV series will have another series by the end of the year, according to HGTV officials.

John Colaneri and Anthony Carrino, the eponymous cousins of Kitchen Cousins and Cousins on Call, Monday got the green light from the home improvement network for a new show called Undercover Overhaul.

The cousins — from Wyckoff and Franklin Lakes respectfully — are currently in production of six one-hour episodes for a show that will feature them completely reinventing "outdated, dysfunctional spaces, and surprising neighborhood heroes with stunning renovations," according to an HGTV statement. 

The series is expected to premiere in October. 

“Combining the element of surprise with help for deserving homeowners in need of a renovation, Undercover Overhaul is the perfect vehicle to broaden visibility for the cousins,” said HGTV General Manager Kathleen Finch. “A new series showcasing the cousins exemplifies our focus to identify and develop strong talent like Anthony and John, further establishing our dominance in home-related programming.” 

Network reps called the show "furiously paced and emotionally-charged."

"The series will follow the duo as they work feverishly, using any means necessary, to finish the job before our hero returns home for the big reveal," according to HGTV.

Colaneri and Carrino's current show, Cousins on Call, currently airs on HGTV on Wednesday at 8 p.m.

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Rosiland Tyler September 14, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Come to my home and give my husband the mancave of his dreams. He is retiring after 28yrs in the Army. He has sacrificed so much. He so deserves it after 2 deployments to Iraq, several times to Afghanistan. 1yr in Egypt and countless other assignments,2 bronze stars and many other awards. Please come to VA!!
Lucy Marinaro September 15, 2013 at 11:21 AM
i could only wish i could have the two cousins fix my old home i live in the city and my home is old small only 2 bedrooms 1 bath but in desperate need of a make over i try to do some work but cant really afford it now i have mold in my dinning room trying to save up some money to get it fixed wish you guys could surprise me i would love it
Evelyn Behlmer September 15, 2013 at 03:22 PM
Cousins on Call please please help my Daughter who is a teacher and bought an older home this year. i know she would appreciate any help you can give her so she can put all her time in teaching. It would be great while she is teaching that she would come home to a surprise from you two. She is a big fan of all HGTV Shows. Thanks !
Brandi Burkmier Ellard September 15, 2013 at 06:01 PM
I have been a high school teacher for 10 years. I always teach my kids to pay it forward when you can, do something good for someone, or help your community in times of need. I would love to help you guys help a deserving person in our community. I think it would show the youth in our community that anything is possible if you just believe and love what you do. I think what you both are doing is wonderful.
Tamara Browne September 16, 2013 at 11:52 AM
My parents have been here for me through all my bad times and well now my parents ain't doing so good right now they live in a older home that needs tons of work done and well my mother is going trough lots of medical problems doing with her white matter of her brain they think its MS  and micro vascular disease please help them by giving them something to enjoy in this time. Their names are Jamison aka Jim and Mary Shopshear
Erica McDonald September 16, 2013 at 04:45 PM
first off I would like to applaud the entire crew for what they do. Secondly, I would like to ask for help for my dad. I am 21 years old and live in Washington Township New Jersey. A year after we bought this house which was 12 years ago, my mother passed away in a car accident. I was 9 years old and have one brother who was 12 years old. My dad was left with this house and the mortgage to pay all by himself. He works 6 days a week and does side jobs when he can just so we can get by. I helped him when I can but I'm also student so I'm not working.we live in a lovely house, but the inside needs to be done terribly.my dad really wants to do it, but we don't have the time or funds to even start.my dad has worked extremely hard to give me and my brother a good life. It shows on his face how worn down and tired he is. If your crew can help us,it would be more amazing than words can explain. II honestly believe my dad deserves this.I was really appreciate if your crew can make my dads dreams come true. Thank you. Sincerely, Erica McDonald.
Sharon Jungling September 16, 2013 at 10:15 PM
Hi my name is Sharon Jungling and I am from a small town in North Dakota, but it is a community big in volunteers and is always looking at ways to improve the quality of life. There was an old bakery that went out of business and they seen this as an opportunity to use this old building to make it into a Firefighters Museum, but as you know how busy volunteers with their own life and also the money it takes to do a major project like this with out asking the same people all the time to dig into their pockets. The museum has a lot of unfinished projects and I would really like to give back to the volunteers that have done so much for this community. It would be greatly appreciated if you would help me by making their dreams come true with a the renovation of this old building from a bakery to a museum. Thanks for your time and consideration. Sharon Jungling ~ Garrison, ND
Brenda Wisnewski September 17, 2013 at 02:45 PM
My daughter and her fiance live in Leominster Mass. Both are hard working young couple. Natalie Wisnewski works for the prison in Framingham, helping female inmates to reach their goals in education. Dan Sanabria works in a halfway house helping young men to return to society, after release from prison.Both feel they are helping a lot of needy people. They have been trying to update their home before the baby was due . Beautiful Lydia was born eight weeks early and needed a long hospital stay. Dan also takes care of his mother who had a brain tumor removed when he was sixteen. He has been her caretaker for many years. She lives in the home with them. The house needs to be safe for all of them. It needs updating and a lot of cosmetics. Natalie being out of work(taking care of the baby) has put a strain on the money, they really have no more to put into it.Please help them they deserve this and more. Thank-you for your time. Love your show !!
Brittney Decker-Armstrong September 19, 2013 at 12:01 AM
Hello, my name is Brittney and we live in Ohio. We have a 2 bedroom 1 bath house that we have been trying to renovate for awhile. We have 3 kids and in December 2011 our daughter was diagnosed with liver cancer at the age of 19 months old and had a liver transplant when she was 23 months old. With everything happening we havent been able to get the house fixed to sell we moved in with my father in law so he could help with our boys while we were taking care of Ali at the hospital. We are stuck here with seems no way out, please consider to help us in desperate need. Thank You, Brittney Armstrong brittneyarmstrong80@yahoo.com
Linda Fecht Ingram September 20, 2013 at 12:51 AM
I'm disable & my husband drives to work to Atlanta from Greenville, SC. We need a new vinyl floor in Kitchen. New counter top in kitchen. Our Masterbath needs to be tiled or if you can find the vinyl to match the whirlpool. My husband had tried to update the house but driving back & forth takes a lot out if him. The house has been reprinted. New carpet but we need to replace the old carpet in the bonus room. Our phone no#864-271-3737. Our address is 5 Lemington Ct Greenville, SC 29609
Tracey Lawrence September 20, 2013 at 08:59 PM
I am a mom of 2 boys in Haverhill mass. My house was purchased by my great grandfather in 1927. It is so old fashioned and really needs renovations i can not afford. I am a 35 yr old student. Unemployment is not easy as a mom. My boys 11 and 13 are sharing a really small room, my ceiling is falling in on us in the living room. I could really use a up to date space to live in and pass on to my boys someday. You can reach me at tra78lawrence@gmail.com
Lora Baugher September 22, 2013 at 12:40 PM
I could really use your help. My house was built in 1910 and really is need of some major repairs. Contact me at angelheart49107@gmail.com
Angie Rhyne September 22, 2013 at 03:49 PM
Please help us!!! I am a nurse and my husband is in the Army National Guard. We bought a house that had been foreclosed on right before my husband was deployed to Afganastan in Feb 2012. The house had lots and lots of damage. One of my husband's friends that was retired from the National Guard help me fix the house to where I could move in (my husband is deployed at this time). While getting the house where I could move in, it was broken into and we had around $2000.00 of things stolen. Moved on from the break in and got moved in. My husband came home from Afganastan in late Dec 2012. When we got home, he was without a job. The National Guard place him back on orders to work in Jackson Ms. in June 2013. This is great, but is a 4hr drive from where we live in Fulton, Ms. With him out of a job for awhile and working away from home all week, we have not had the funds or time to get the house completed. It really seems hopeless at this time and I am even regretting we bought the house. My husband loves this house and I would give anything if the cousins could come help us. My husband did back to back deployments...to Iraq in 2010 and to Afganastan in 2012....to serve his country, and I want him to have the house of his dreams. Thank you, Angie Rhyne 50 Reich Drive Fulton, Mississippi, 38843
Kari Turek-Viar September 22, 2013 at 09:46 PM
I have seen your show and have been overwhelmed in the way the cousins help different people who help out and contribute to their community. My husband just happens to be one of those selfless people. He is a veteran of the united states marine corps and since then has been serving and helping out in the community ever since. He took up a second job of teaching at our community college just to teach kids the trade of welding that he currently does as a career. He has a third job also to help a friend in a welding supply store. In addition to this he coaches both of our sons in their ball hockey league and is one of the most requested coached (which is volunteer) based on his excellent moral with the kids and the love for the game. Here is a man that has three jobs as well as a wife with a full time job and not much time to do the updates we needs so desperately at our home. Our home was built in 1940's and we have a lot of plans to complete some renovations to our main floor and build a deck and outdoor space on the back of our house...unfortunately recently this has come to a hult. My husband was diagnosed 4 months ago with Burkitts lymphoma which is the most aggressive type of cancer you have. By the way hes only 36. instead of updating the house he is now undergoing hospital stay chemotherapy every 21 days and he is in hospital for 4 days at a time. He is unbelievable he has not given up on his teaching or coaching, he has come directly from the hospital after attending chemotherapy to coach his teams in playoff games. He is a beast!!! I would love to give him a space to relax when hopefully this fight is over and he is cured. With me being the only one working, going from 4 jobs in our household to 2 I would love the opportunity to have the brothers help us! he really deserves this.....he is amazing everyday as he fights for recovery kviar 25@att.net
Cammy Shelton September 26, 2013 at 08:26 PM
Help! Help! Help! Single mom raising a severely disabled child and our roof leaks and leaks and leaks. Need roof and new ceilings. God Bless
Carrie Mead September 27, 2013 at 08:12 AM
Hello , my name is Carrie I am 43 we bought our home before my husband of 20 years lost his job of 24 years we raised our boys in this home. We have had foster children in and out. Finally adopting my niece and nephew in 2008. At that time I was working with troubled teens but had to Leave that job due to my mom being diagnosed with cancer and taken in the children whom had needs of there own. I went to work at the pupilc school that they attend now working with k-6 behavioral and special needs children. I also had to let. My EMT license go no time to retake classes. So over the last 5 years our life's have had lots of up and downs and the loss of good paying jobs and the sence off giving back to the couminity (ems) work. Our home needs alot of help and we do not have means to fix it or the family or friends to help. I love having my family here but as winter comes it will be hard to have our 10 month old grandson here when it's cold we stay mostly upstairs in our bedrooms. The down stairs is so cold even with the pellet stove my 19 year old put in. So I am asking for help not just the house but to bring my family back together. My older sone and daughter in law a warm place to visit and more memories. Thank you for your time . I live in western mass please thinking about helping our family.
Rebecca Ann Fletcher October 02, 2013 at 09:32 AM
Hi my name is Rebecca and I'm an active duty Marine currently at Walter Reed Medical center as an outpatient. I was in a terrible accident that left me with a severely shattered pelvis, neck fusion surgery front and back, and above the knee amputation to my right leg. My parents who own their own company and have been struggling to keep their heads above the water are even worse off now because of me. My mom left the business to be with me 24 hrs a day as my non-medical assistant. My dad is now trying to take care of everything on his own but there isn't enough hours in the day. I feel responsible and I wish I could do something to help but I can barely stand without assistance so this was the best I could do. Please help my parents it would mean the world to me.
Marlie Derouen Charpentier October 06, 2013 at 07:31 PM
Hi John and Anthony my name is Marlie. Thank you so much for giving and changing people's lives. I love HGTV! I was laid off 2 yrs. ago and my husband Doug has been a paramedic for 20 yrs. Due to picking up stretchers for so long he is beginning to have lower back and shoulder problems. Also he works 24hr. shifts in which he very seldom sleeps between calls. Unfortunately there is not a retirement for paramedics. These conditions has forced him to continue his education and is now working on a master's degree to hopefully find a less physical job. We moved from Louisiana to Arizona 13 yrs. ago. We lived with my parents when we first moved here but now we are in our own home and for the past 10 yrs. never had a nice back yard to enjoy. It is rock and dirt. We just dream of a lovely back yard to enjoy! Possibly a hot tub where Doug can relax and get the pressure off his back. Please consider my family as a candidate for a makeover. We have 3 amazing young adults. Our son graduated high school, May 2012 and left for the Navy June 2012. 2 daughters in college and working. So proud of them. They have not been able to enjoy the back yard with friends while they were in high school but would love a place for us all to come together and a family to cook out and hang out especially when our son visits us from the Navy. Thank You!
Kelly Cole October 06, 2013 at 08:04 PM
Hi, my name is Kelly, my husband and I are both retired from our jobs due to health issues. He receives a pension and SSI, I receive a pension but no SSI. I have just found that I beat breast cancer for the second time. We both do foster care for troubled and emotional children but have been caring for children for about thirty years. We have adopted one of our children who is an angel, from being a scared child that wouldn't even speak. We have had work done recently but it was not done correct. The walls are crumbling, roof leaking, floors are uneven etc. I honestly wish you could help. Anything would greatly be appreciated. We really need to repair if not update. Thank you so much
Sherry Evans October 10, 2013 at 10:31 AM
Love your shows and the dynamic with family members is really special!! My name is Sherry and I am writing about Ginny and her four boys ranging from 3rd through high school junior. A really active family from Bohemia, New York, this Mom coaches sports with the young boys and all the kids are on local and school teams. Ginny is devoted to being sure her sons keep up with their studies, as well. The eldest is an honor's student and a volunteer fireman. Struggling is putting it mildly with this family, but you wouldn't know it with all the volunteering and giving back to the community they do. Ginny is an active PTA member heading many projects at the schools, as well as, helping with her church and the affiliated preschool where she works as a teacher's assistant. Suffering from many ailments due to a car accident a few years back has not slowed this mother of 4 down. She is always there for her family, friends, and community and this is why many of us feel she and her boys deserve this. Her house is in a terrible state of disrepair. Your talents in helping this family would be such a blessing. Thank you so much for your consideration.
Jack Herndon October 11, 2013 at 02:41 PM
Cousins Undercover is a wonderful new television show. My brother Don needs help from John and Anthony. Don is a retired Navy Chief Petty Officer, single father raising his teenage daughter. Four years ago Don was diagnosed with advanced cancer that started in his kidney and progressed to his brain. Once the cancer was identified, Don underwent immediate surgery to remove the tumor in the brain and then received massive doses of radiation to the brain. One month after his surgery he began receiving chemotherapy. This December Don will have been receiving chemo treatments for four years. Once the cancer was discovered, Don continued working with virtually no time lost from work. He was back in his office a week after his brain surgery. However, the brain surgery, radiation treatments, and the chemo caused some short term memory loss. Last February, Don’s employer of sixteen years terminated his employment. The company justified his termination because of health conditions (his cancer). Don has now been rated 100% disabled by the Social Security. Don’s home is sixteen years old and needs some renovation. Prior to the cancer Don had planned to renovate both bathrooms and his kitchen. Once the cancer treatment began this became virtually impossible. He is now living on a fixed income and cannot afford to pay a contractor to perform the needed renovations. For many years his home’s water source was a home well. The well water had high levels of irons which caused a great amount of damage to all bathroom fixtures. He has replaced the household water well with a cistern. He had the cistern installed in anticipation of performing the renovations himself. His renovation plans included most rooms in his home. Last month my wife and I traveled to his home in Colorado and helped Don with his loft. However, there is so much more that needs to be done. We live in Utah and are not in a position to do the work for him. Until the cancer Don volunteered in local organizations to improve his community. Over the past four years my brother has faced piece after piece of bad news. He then just smiles and moves forward. Don would not ask you for help. I am. Please help him restore his home to place where he can continue to raise his daughter and fight the challenges of the cancer treatment. John and Anthony, Don needs your help.
Donella Strohmayer October 12, 2013 at 05:13 PM
We have been married for 28 years. Raised four children along with pets etc. nothing would make us happier than having the cousins come in and renovate our kitchen and our bathroom. We live in Togo, MN. Which is in the northern part of the state out in the woods on a small lake. We love it here. Most of your renovations take place in larger cities. This would be a treat for everyone watching your show to see how country folks live! Please consider our home! Yes the house was built in the sixties. And is in desperate need
Gloria Adriana Garcia October 17, 2013 at 08:15 PM
My Mothers home is over a hundred years old and in disrepair. The whole house needs new plumbing and electrical. But this Great old home has sustained all six of her children and not to mention all the grandchildren. It would be a dream come true for my Mom to have an amazing , comfy , updated home. Thank You , Gloria
Lynne Tatum October 18, 2013 at 08:37 PM
After renting our home for 3 years, our landlord did a short sale on the house leaving my husband and I no where to live. My husband was laid off from his job in late 2011 and is more than likely to go on disability (which he is fighting) due to 2 back surgeries. I was laid off from my job of 8 years in April 2013. Early May his 20 year old niece suffered a heart attack and died 3 days before her sons first birthday. She was living with my husbands mother to help her. She has arthritis bad in her hands and can not cook. When our home was sold where moved in with mom to take care of her. Her house was in disrepair and not big enough for 2 households. My husband, a friend Bobby and I, converted the garage to give us a little private space. It really took a toll on my husband physically. Still so much to be done but I will not allow him to hurt himself anymore. We are not looking for alot, just a hand.
kaprissa kelly October 22, 2013 at 04:27 PM
Hello, i have seen your work and it was unbelievable. Me and my brother-in-law rooms are located in the basement of my mothers-in-laws home and as soon as she began to fix it up our basement flooded. So she had to remodel our rooms. As she began to do the rest of the basement the government shut down and now we are barely making groceries. And our basement and rooms are flooded with nets, spiders, flies, and all sorts of creatures. What's even worse is that i have a daughter that will soon be born and that is a danger hazard for her. I am unable to work because my pregnancy has sent me through all sorts of complications to the extent that my Dr.s were forced to put me on bed rest, no cooking, cleaning, or physical activity of any sort. My brother-in-law and boyfriend are looking for jobs to help but without a degree yet they can't get much paid. They are trying to stay out of trouble and out of the streets dangers as well and i know its hard for them because trouble is so easy to find. My mother-in-law is a hard working woman who has been trying her hardest to raise her children, myself, and her soon to be granddaughter. She has fought through eight tumors, cancer, and many death sentences. And although the government has opened back up, they didn't are not releasing her money, and she is trying to stay calm and together for our family but i can see that the incapability to do for her family is eating at her. I am coming to you and asking for your help. Please help us!!!!
cory October 24, 2013 at 10:06 PM
I love watching your show. . .Awesome! :) My husband and I have been planning on redoing our kitchen. Loved the idea's in your kitchen remodels, but sadly none will really work for my kitchen. My home is tiny, about 800 sq.ft. tiny, and my laundry room is in my kitchen too. Which makes it really loud=not fun. My kitchen is so small that our dinner table is actually a card table with 4 folding chairs that me, my husband, and 2 preteens all crowd around for the last 7 years. . . it really is the only table that will fit and it's moveable so I can get to my washer and dryer to do laundry. I have long forgotten what it's like for people to actually set the table place settings and have room left on that table for the actual dinner. Never mind the idea of feeding quests I usually just have then outside or on the couch or on the floor of our living room. We bought our tiny home 7 going on 8 years ago (our kids where much smaller then). We rented it to some friends who needed a place to stay for a few years while we were away at school, they weren't very nice to our home. When we moved back in. . . well lets just say; a leak in the tub, led to a hole in the wall, that resulted in us redoing all of the incoming pluming and most of the out going pluming too; that moved to ripping out the bathroom walls completely, then to hammering out the cast iron tub (that was fun! it was even more fun than normal because we only have the 1 bathroom for the 4 or us. Thank goodness for nice neighbors:); Finally, with the bathroom all naked as it were we discovered really really old electrical that needed up dating (I am talking about 1 step up from the old push button system where you only have black wires and no other colors-you might as well forget all about ground wires). To add insult to injury I got sick and landed myself in the hospital for almost a month. I almost didn't make it and I was too week for months afterwards to do anything. I am the mechanic of the house, not dad, so this was supposed to be my project. Oh well, it is mostly (95%) done 1 1/2 years later. . .better late than never I guess. I really could use some help with knowing exactly how to go about making my kitchen a bit more livable. . .I might just have to move my washer and dryer out side, humm doing laundry in the snow doesn't sound that exciting. I could send pics Thank you for you time. from Cory- Daddies girl :)
Ryan Brunson October 27, 2013 at 08:27 PM
Hi, my mother in law could really use the kitchen brothers help. She has been a single mom to 2 children who are now grown. She has worked every since she was 14 but she is always taken care of others and never do for herself. Her kitchen is falling apart and she hosts dinners,breakfast there all the time for family and friends. One a year she has a breakfast to honor the family members that pasted. It will be 50 or more people there. She cooks all the time for everyone but can not afford to get the work done in her house. She has a big heart and is always helping others. I would love to be able to help her and give her the things she offers everyone else. She deserves it more then anyone I know. Please help!
Stacey Gentry October 29, 2013 at 12:36 AM
Hello .. I would like to nominate Linda & Leroy Gentry In Freedom Indiana .. yes they are my parents .. but that is not why i would like to get them a make over .. they both for the last 40yrs plus have spent hours and days of 100% volunteer work with 4H in our County .. both as 4-H leaders , Project Leaders , 4-H counsel , Fair Board members for again 40 plus years ... they have touched hundreds of kids lives over the years.. and on the other side .. they put there self last .. and a long with that .. and if that was not all .. they also Volunteer with the town community center .. and are both the town ship trustees .. taking care of the township they live in .. helping out families that are in need in the area .. along with 100s of other things .. and there are a lot of other things as well .. Growing if any one needed help they .. just helped .. we had friends that lived with us when there parents may have kicked them out .. we just took them in and become part of the family .. no questions ... they have worked hard all there lives and a little something good would be nice ... Thank you
Traiell Louis Esters October 30, 2013 at 02:39 AM
Hello. My name is Traiell L. Esters. I am a 28years old African American Youth Minister here in Waterloo, Iowa. The reason that I am writing is to first say you are doing a fantastic job in touching the hearts of people who deserves the Gold Stars. Its the little things that matter the most to certain individuals and Families. The next thing I would like to request that if it was possible if you guys design Youth Church's. In my Community I have a Organization called Pearl House Ministries Inc. which is a Organization designed for Youth to fulfill the talents, gifts and hearts desires in a Atmosphere that is Comfortable. The Facility that we are in is in desperate need of remodeling for the benefiting, growth and incoming of more Youth. The Organization has been in place for about 4 in a half years and it would be 5 years this December. Thank God!! Please can you help our cause. 319 427 0558
Diana Sandridge October 31, 2013 at 02:01 AM
Hi, I am a teacher in a small, rural school in Southern California. We have a majority of students who sometimes have so many complications in their home life that school is their "safe" place to learn and to play. We have added extra curricular sports to help keep these student's grade up and to give them something to work for and to hopefully, help give them an opening to more in life. We currently play volleyball and basketball outside on outside courts. We don't have a gym, so we play at the local community center that we walk to that has a 3/4 size basketball court and we attach a net to the walls of the gym to play volleyball. However, they are fixing plumbing problems, so we have had to play in 100+ temperature to 57 degree temperature with the wind blowing outside! We need help building a gym for our school--do have any advice for us? Any resources we could utilize to help get something for our students to be out of the weather and improving our sports program, we would be Thankful! Thanks!


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