HGTV is bridging the gap between television and social media with its new series Spontaneous Construction. The half-hour series, hosted by Ricky Paull Goldin, harnesses the power of email, Facebook, Twitter, Craigslist and other social sites, to activate a "task mob" of carpenters, skilled laborers and neighbors who travel from near and far to dance, laugh and surprise homeowners with a stunning renovation in just two days. The "flash mob" performances to such hits as "Footloose" and "Bust A Move" are surreal, but the renovations are the real deal. HGTV is airing two episodes on Friday, Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. ET. "Spontaneous Construction" is the first-time choreographed flash mobs have played a role in helping homeowners complete their dream renovations," said Kathleen Finch, HGTV's general manager. "The concept is unusual, but the results have been surprisingly fun, unpredictable and entertaining!" (Source: HGTV)
Theresa and Mark are hard-working parents who just finished building their dream home. But completing the new house left the backyard in disarray, and three years later it still looks like a construction site. When a dancing flash mob descends upon their home, the renovation is kicked into high gear. Ricky and the mob build a new deck and turn the yard into a nautical-themed showplace with a view.