Good Bones Season 7: Details We Know So Far

HGTV's slate is overflowing with lovable duos, from Ben and Erin Napier to Egypt Sherrod and Mike Jackson to the "Property Brothers." But there's something especially sweet about the dynamic between Mina Starsiak-Hawk and Karen Laine, the mother and daughter at the heart of "Good Bones." 

As House Beautiful notes, the Indianapolis-based ladies are longtime business partners, launching their company, Two Chicks and a Hammer, back in 2007. Since then, Starsiak-Hawk and Laine branched out and opened a store, Two Chicks District Co., too.

Laine's "Good Bones" retirement left fans in shock, with Starsiak-Hawk admitting to The List in an exclusive interview, "I think for us it got a little stressful at the end, because we're in such different places in our lives, and I'm like, 'All right. Let's go. I'm building an empire.' And she's like, 'Well, yeah, let's slow down, girl. You're going too fast. You're doing too much.'" 

Thankfully, though, the former lawyer hasn't said goodbye to the show. As Hawk put it, hers is a "semi-retirement" more than anything else.

With Season 6 in the rearview, anticipation is high for Season 7. Here's what we can expect when "Good Bones" returns to our screens.

Good Bones has officially been renewed for Season 7

Deadline confirmed in July 2021 that HGTV had renewed "Good Bones" for a further 13 episodes, with the upcoming seventh season set to premiere sometime in summer 2022. 

Season 6 was a huge ratings hit, garnering 12 million viewers from its premiere episode onward, and HGTV renewed the show before it was even through. As network president Jane Latman explained, "The great thing about signing off on a mid-season pick up is that we know we've got a good thing, a proven performer."

On the unique pull of the show, she argued, "Mina and Karen have captivating personal lives, but they are also incredibly talented and creative when it comes to renovation and the camera loves them. It's no wonder they continue to attract new fans season after season." 

Although nothing has materialized just yet, fans can rest assured that Season 7 is still on the way, with the official Two Chicks and a Hammer Instagram account sharing a behind-the-scenes shot of a renovation in progress in January 2022. 

Fans were stoked to get a glimpse of the new season, with one writing simply, "It means a new project." Another post from the previous month teased, "Oh man...this is going to be a GOOD before and after!! Stay tuned for season 7 of 'Good Bones on HGTV!" There was also a shot of a demolition in progress, just to whet our appetites further. 

Season 7 of Good Bones promises to be unlike any other

Fans know what to expect from "Good Bones" at this stage: dilapidated properties being broken right down to the studs before they're transformed into dream homes by a talented mother-daughter duo with years of experience in the industry. 

When it comes to Season 7, though, star Mina Starsiak-Hawk claims we ain't seen nothing yet. She promised Pop Culture "a lot more layers to the drama" than ever before. "It's just going to be a unique season because the majority of it, if not all of it, happened during COVID," she said. "So, it's just been this really weird dance of all the regular stuff that comes up in construction."

Likewise, although Starsiak-Hawk isn't sure how the edit is going to turn out, she acknowledged that production was shut down for a while, and supplies were understandably limited, too, which created further complications. 

Moreover, the "Good Bones" star reassured Pop Culture previously that her beloved mom would still be on the show despite her semi-retirement. "She's a founder of the business, but no longer has ownership of it," she said. "She's not having to deal with any of the day-to-day stuff, but she still gets to come in and do a lot of the fun things. The DIY projects, a lot of landscaping."

Suffice to say, we can expect everything we love about "Good Bones" with the added bonus of COVID-related complications and personal drama.

There's a Good Bones spinoff on the way, too

If Season 7 weren't enough to look forward to, there's also a new "Good Bones" spinoff on the way, too. Deadline reports that "Good Bones: Risky Business" is set to premiere this summer, with the six-episode miniseries following Mina Starsiawk-Hawk as she renovates the 100-year-old Sanders House in Indianapolis' fashionable Fountain Square.

During a chat with Pop Culture, Starsiak-Hawk quipped, "So as if all the homes on 'Good Bones' weren't risky enough financial investments, this is pretty much the next level. This is a project — it's massive." The proud mother of two has renamed the property Charlotte Hall after her darling daughter. 

Clarifying that "Risky Business" has a very different vibe than "Good Bones," Starsiawk-Hawk also admitted that she didn't plan to cover the renovation on a spinoff show or even had any idea what to do with it in the beginning at all. She simply had to have it. The focus of "Good Bones" has always been renovating the city from the inside out, and that will never change. 

As Starsiak-Hawk told The List in an exclusive interview, Fountain Square proved to be the ideal starting point because of its proximity to downtown and the low property prices in the area. She opined, "If we'd jumped all over the city, it would probably be a more financially fruitful business model, but there's definitely something to be said for we live in the neighborhood, and that's where our heart is with the business."