What Was HGTV's Good Bones' Original On-Air Name?
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By JOEY KEOGH
"Good Bones" began airing on HGTV in 2011 and emerged as one of the network's most popular shows. The house renovation show is well-liked for the sweet rapport between mother and daughter Mina Starsiak Hawk and Karen Laine and their guest stars and business partners, but this long-standing series was titled differently when it was just starting out.
"Good Bones" was originally titled "Two Chicks and a Hammer," named after Laine, Starsiak Hawk, and their hardworking attitudes. "We truly are rehabbing neighborhoods," Laine says. “These houses need a good 12-step program [...] We have this opportunity for local people to apply their trade [...] which is a beautiful thing to watch."
The show’s original title is also the name of the mom-and-daughter duo's company. The two were doing quite well on their own and weren't looking for fame when HGTV came calling. "Mom and I aren't the types to say no to a new challenge so when they asked if we'd ever consider doing a show we said 'heck yea,'" Starsiak Hawk says.
"Good Bones" changed considerably after Karen Laine stepped away from the series in 2019, though she still appears on the show intermittently. While her mom’s semi-retirement was definitely "a transition," Starsiak Hawk is still glad that Laine has time to relax with her husband, leaving her daughter to focus on building "an empire" that she's always envisioned.