Actress Monica Potter Renovates Her Childhood Home in New HGTV Series ‘Welcome Back Potter’

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Actress, entrepreneur and mother, Monica Potter, best known for her role

in NBC-TV’s Parenthood, returns gifts for people who live on the lake to Cleveland to renovate her

childhood home near the shore of Lake Erie in HGTV’s new series Welcome

Back Potter. Premiering on Tuesday, October 11, at 11 p.m. and

11:30 p.m. ET/PT, the series follows Monica, her mom, Nancy, and three

outspoken sisters, Jessica, Brigette and Kerry, as they tackle the

massive whole-home renovation.

The family sold the home in 1987, but it sat abandoned and in disrepair

for the last five years. For Monica, restoring the 1,800 square-foot

family home that was built in 1924 is something that she and her family

can work on together. “I always wanted to buy the house back,” said

Monica. “After 30 years, it’s finally back in the family.”

In the series premiere, Monica, her sisters and mother walk through the

home to discover little has changed since they left–everything from the

rickety front steps, old wallpaper, furniture and even childhood

mementos–were still there. But the family is eager to renovate the home

and make it a place they can gather for special occasions and holidays.

With help from a construction team, the sisters demolish walls and tear

out the old cabinets and appliances to gift ideas for boaters create an open-concept kitchen

and dining area. With décor items from Monica’s local shop, Monica

Potter Home, fresh paint, new cabinetry, and a custom-made lighting

feature created by Monica and her youngest sister Kerry, the combined

rooms are transformed into a beautiful, airy and inviting space.

“This home was a magical place to grow up,” said Monica. “It’s the heart

of my family.”


America’s leading home and lifestyle brand, HGTV features a top-rated

cable network that is distributed to more than 96 million U.S.

households and,

the premier source for home-related inspiration, instruction and

entertainment, attracts more than six million people each month. The

brand also includes the HGTV HOME(TM) consumer products line which

showcases exclusive collections of paint, flooring, furniture, plants,

fabrics and other home-oriented products. For more information on HGTV

HOME branded products and to find a retailer, go to

In partnership with Hearst Magazines, the HGTV Magazine, a home and

lifestyle gifts for nautical lovers publication, is currently available on newsstands. Viewers can

become fans of HGTV and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts

through Facebook,



and Instagram.

Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., HGTV is owned by Scripps Networks

Interactive, Inc. (SNI).

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