Indy native Mike Epps is getting his own HGTV show

You’ll be able to watch right from your couch as Fall Creek is transformed.

A street of houses

Mike Epps’ house went from a literal firehouse red to this moody dark color.

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Hoosiers are taking over HGTV — one show at a time.

You’ve definitely heard of “Good Bones,” which is into its seventh season on the home + garden network. You might have heard of its new offshootGood Bones: Risky Business,” but what about “Buying Back the Block?”

The show
Mike Epps is the second Indy native to get the green light for an HGTV show. It’s called “Buying Back the Block,” and it will chronicle Mike and his wife, Kyra as they renovate homes in the Fall Creek neighborhood.

Mike started his renovation journey with an old firehouse in Fall Creek, which is now his family home. He + his wife will continue transforming the neighborhood house-by-house, “restoring a sense of community with more property renovations.” Modern amenities will be added but the duo intends on keeping the original charm.

The first three episodes of the series will air in summer 2023.

The Hoosier
This won’t be Mike’s first on-camera appearance. He’s also starred in movies like “Resident Evil,” “The Hangover,” “All About the Benjamins” + TV series “The Upshaws.”

Plus, we can’t leave out his mark on the comedy scene. Not only is he constantly on tour performing standup, he’s recorded three Netflix comedy specials. You might remember his recent appearance at the Madam Walker Center, where he recorded his latest comedy special for Netflix. Little did we know this was just the beginning of his filming journey in Indy.

His wife is also a notable figure in the media arena. Kyra is a TV producer + has worked as part of the Oprah Winfrey Network. Fun facts: Kyra and Mike named their first daughter Indiana Rose and Mike graduated from Arsenal Tech High School.