I got a tip today from a reader in Canada who’s pleased that he’ll get a chance to see a bit of a House Hunters International episode that was filmed in 2009 (which was a long time ago, considering how the Centro has changed since).
HHI has a “Where Are They Now” spinoff, which goes back to previous participants years after they were portrayed (accurately or not) on the program. They’re quick segments, three to an episode, so record it if you can because if you sneeze, you might miss a half-dozen details that whiz by. Since they include clips from the original show, they’re little gems to HHI fans since old scenes aren’t necessarily found on YouTube, much less on a DVD box set. The very first of six Mérida episodes, shot in 2007 with the artist named Malaya and her teen daughter, appears lost to history.
The episode ” Revisiting Latin Renovations in Belize, Panama and Mexico,” which first aired in January, includes the old Erich-and-Rob episode. We get a quick recap of the botched purchase of La Pianista, and watch as they are led through three alternate properties. The house they’re pictured buying, a Victor Cruz beauty with a professional oven, has since been sold to a foodie Swiss-Canadian couple who changed the color scheme and installed a pizza oven off the terrace. Then we see their new, modern Henry Ponce-designed house, which looks like a lot of fun to live in.
The other revisited episodes were set in Panama and Belize. Mérida’s segment is last (so you may want to tell your DVR to add on a couple minutes of recording time).
So set your DVR for Wednesday, July 23 at either 1:30 a.m. or 10:30 p.m. e/p. Check your local listings.