The Truth About Masters Of Flip Stars Dave And Kortney's First TV Show

HGTV's Masters of Flip debuted in 2015 and, over four successful seasons, stars and real-life couple Dave and Kortney Wilson flipped more than 150 properties, per House Beautiful. Things are changing as the Wilsons have now separated and left behind the show that made them, with the home renovation experts turning their attention to an exciting new venture, Making it Home with Kortney and Dave. In keeping with the standard set by HGTV's resident expert exes Tarek El Moussa and Christina Anstead, the Wilsons are continuing to work together going forward.


Making it Home finds Kortney and Dave helping families to transform their neglected home spaces, which are loaded with potential that the Wilsons are in an optimum position to bring out. By re-imagining floor plans, choosing interesting new decorative pieces, and lots more besides — all within a tight budget, of course — the Masters of Flip alumni help these new clients to make their houses into homes. Unsurprisingly, the Wilsons aren't strangers to reality TV, hence their considerable pull, but it might surprise you to learn their most famous show wasn't actually their first.

Dave and Kortney Wilson were Canadian reality TV stars first

Kortney and Dave originally appeared in a show that had nothing to do with home renovation (outside of their own). In 2009, the couple starred in Meet the Wilsons, their own version of the Kardashians' or Osbournes' family reality show, on CMT Canada. The Windsor Star described it as a, "Kind of Truman Show about workaday Nashville folk trying to juggle music careers with the demands of raising a family" (the Wilsons were originally musicians). Kortney explained to the publication that she and Dave decided to do the show due to the difficulties they were facing trying to make it in the music industry. "We needed to come up with an angle that would work for us and keep us together doing something we both enjoyed," she noted of their approach.


A press release announcing Meet the Wilsons advised the show was an eight-part, half-hour series documenting, "this Canadian couple living in Nashville as they embark upon flipping their house, launching a music career, and adopting a third child." The Wilsons were relying on family and friends to help make their dreams of music stardom come true, which likely created the requisite drama. According to House Beautiful, the show actually led to a spinoff, The Wilsons Flip Out, which followed Dave and Kortney as they juggled raising their children while flipping houses, signaling the stardom that would come.