Home Town Season 7: Details We Know So Far

Thanks to their hit HGTV show, "Home Town," stars Ben and Erin Napier have made everybody watching at home fall in love with Laurel, Mississippi. Through local renovations, most of which are done predominantly with the assistance of Laurel-based tradespeople, the lovable couple proves that keeping it low-key can sometimes be the smartest decision. 

As People reports, the college sweethearts have been married since 2008 and share two children, with their sweet connection partly explaining what makes "Home Town" so watchable. 

As Erin explained, they "don't know any other way" apart from working together, with the interior designer acknowledging, "I've spent most of my life with Ben." The two have grown up together, and their easy rapport makes the show stand out among many of its contemporaries. 

"There are things I'm not great at that Ben is, and there are things that he needs help with," Erin reasoned, with her husband confirming, "We approach everything as a team." Naturally, fans have taken to the Napiers in a major way to the extent that they frequently visit Laurel, as Atlanta magazine notes. 

The reality stars are thrilled to welcome newcomers to their beloved hometown. Likewise, seeing Laurel blossom into a bustling mini-metropolis brings them endless joy, hence why "Home Town" continues to be renewed each year. 

Season 6 only just finished up, but already fans are anxious for Season 7. Here's everything we know so far. 

When can fans expect Season 7 of Home Town to drop?

As Showbiz CheatSheet notes, "Home Town" Season 6 debuted in December 2021, with the midseason finale dropping in April. 

Although fans are clamoring for more episodes, they're going to have to wait a little longer for Season 7 since the show is currently in production. There are 13 episodes incoming, and they should begin airing later in 2022. 

As Betsy Ayala, HGTV's senior vice president of programming and development, said in a statement, "'Home Town' continues to be a hit for so many reasons but mostly because the Napiers are a beautiful family whose love for their small-town lifestyle, neighbors, and community — and their belief in the small businesses that support all of that — are truly aspirational."

She continued: "We continue to be surprised and delighted by Ben and Erin and look forward to what they tackle next." 

Past seasons are currently streaming on Discovery+ for anybody looking to catch up in the meantime. Erin Napier confirmed on Instagram in April that they were still filming the show while sharing some behind-the-scenes shots to tide fans over. 

As The Futon Critic reports, the show earned more than 23 million viewers from its December premiere onward, alongside ranking as the No. 2 cable program in the important 25-54 age demographic for women. So, evidently, Season 7 was a no-brainer for HGTV and its dedicated viewers alike.  

What could Home Town Season 7 be about?

Nobody is more shocked by the success of "Home Town" than Ben and Erin Napier. As he told USA Today's Home magazine, "It's pretty unexpected. This was not something that we thought about or dreamed of." Erin added, "This is all sort of a happy accident." 

Regardless, the formula of their show clearly works since it's already six seasons strong, with a seventh in the works. One of the biggest and most unique selling points of "Home Town" is the Napiers' addictive enthusiasm for Laurel.

Thus, additional seasons will continue to sell the picturesque small town and the people in it since that was the HGTV couple's goal from the outset. 

As Erin told Southern Living, "We are two of many, many people who have been working so hard to make Laurel feel alive. And I wish that people could see that two people don't do it. Two people definitely can't do it." As she acknowledged, "We get to be the mascots of it." 

Likewise, fans making a quick stopover in Laurel frequently miss what makes it so special. As Ben explained, they typically want to take selfies with the Napiers' local stores, his pickup truck, and the various properties they've renovated on the show. 

He and Erin wish people had more appreciation for the day-to-day work that goes into making denizens of Laurel enjoy living there so much. Hopefully, the longer "Home Town" is on the air, the more attention the couple can bring to Laurel.

The Napiers are also starring in a Home Town spinoff

Aside from bringing "Home Town" back for Season 7 later this year, stars Ben and Erin Napier are also fronting a new HGTV show, "Home Town Kickstart," premiering later in 2022. Per People, which is presenting the show, it follows the beloved couple as they travel all over the U.S. to help other cities realize their full potential. 

As Ben enthused in a press release, "Erin and I have renovated more than 80 homes in Laurel for 'Home Town' and we've seen how these improvements change a community for the better. Now, with help from HGTV, we're going to continue what we started and help more small towns across the country."

To ensure they make a real difference, Ben and Erin will be renovating a local residence, a small business, and a neglected public space, which should ensure that the HGTV stars leave their mark.

Jane Latman, president of HGTV & Streaming Home Content at Discovery Inc., explained how the previous spinoff, "Home Town Takeover," inspired the network to continue sharing the Napiers' expertise with the rest of the country. Moreover, showrunners went back and looked through submissions for the older show to find six more deserving small towns to tackle.

People confirms that several other HGTV stars will be making an appearance on the spinoff, too, including "Hidden Potential" star Jasmine Roth and "Rock the Block" host Ty Pennington.