Folks at the cable network DIY just announced their lineups and schedules for April 2011 with original shows premiering or coming back.

I am usually loving these kinds of shows because they allow viewers to learn and put to use what they see on TV.

And in this case, there´s a lot of learning ahead on April DIY Network programming.

What is Yard Attack New DIY Series

(4×30) Episodes 101-104
Premiere: Friday, April 1 at 9 p.m. ET
Yard Attack! introduces viewers to a new way to look at total landscape renovation: speed. In each episode, host Steve Watson and his crew design and install a killer new yard, in less time than it takes to bake a cake. The key is in the preparation and execution. A project that would normally take a week is knocked off in a few hours. It’s a carefully choreographed assault with stunning results, and everyone is done before lunch. When the dust settles, stunned homeowners are looking at a lush, green oasis where, only hours before, a desolate patch of weeds and dirt once stood. Watch the spectacle unfold on DIY Network’s Yard Attack!

What is Extra Yardage? New DIY Original Series

(5×30) Episodes 101-105
Premiere: Tuesday, April 5 at 10:30 p.m. ET
Extra Yardage is a half-hour landscaping series that transforms neglected decks, patios and yards into world-class outdoor entertainment spaces using the latest designs, materials and concepts. Host Billy Derian is a hands-on landscape designer and builder with an eye for big-time transformations. From outdoor kitchens to sports-bar-themed spaces, to outdoor theaters and beyond, Billy gives you a new look at life outside the box.

What is 10 Best Kitchen Upgrades? New DIY Network Special

Premiere: Tuesday, April 19 at 9:30 p.m. ET
They say the first step towards a solution is recognizing the problem.  When homeowners finally admit that their kitchens are ugly and dysfunctional, DIY Network is there to help them start all over.  Walls are knocked down, cabinets torn apart, floors ripped up – all down to the drywall, joists and studs.  10 Best Kitchen Upgrades features the most hard-to-believe “before” and “after” custom kitchen transformations.

What is House Crashers? New season on DIY Network

(4×30) Episodes 401-404
Season 4 Premiere: Monday, April 4 at 8 p.m. ET
DIY Network builds on the success of its hit show Yard Crashers by taking this series inside. House Crashers is ambush renovation at its best. Host and licensed contractor Josh Temple stalks a big-box home improvement store looking for unsuspecting weekend warriors and then follows them home with a large crew of experts in tow. Watch as stunned homeowners who journeyed into the store to fix a simple leaky faucet end up winning the remodeling lottery with dramatic, eye-popping room transformations.

What is Money Hunters? New season on DIY Network

(4×30) Episodes 201-204
Season 2 Premiere: Wednesday, April 6 at 8:30 p.m. ET
There’s money in your next home renovation…and DIY Network’s Money Hunters, Matt Blashaw and Deanne Bell, help you find it. They work alongside real-life homeowners to deliver the best damn renovation their budget can buy, using innovative solutions, smart shopping options and tricks of the trade. Those who stick to the Money Hunters plan get a killer makeover they never thought possible.

What is 10 Grand in Your Hand? New season on DIY Network

(4×30) Episodes 501-504
Season 5 Premiere: Wednesday, April 6 at 9:30 p.m. ET
Every week on 10 Grand in Your Hand DIY Network shows real homeowners how to cut up to $10,000 from their renovation and remodeling projects. Repeat: DIY Network will save homeowners up to $10,000 in cash. In this original series, DIY Network comes into a renovation or remodeling project at the beginning, offering homeowners smart advice on new materials and technologies, plus essential how-to info on doing some of the basic work themselves. Homeowners are amazed how much we can shave off their total budget, leaving serious cash available to spend on another project, a vacation or a new toy.

What is Run My Renovation? New season on DIY Network

(4×30) Episodes 201-204
Season 2 Premiere: Thursday, April 7 at 9 p.m. ET
DIY Network’s Run My Renovation is the first-ever home renovation television series that puts online users in charge. It’s design by democracy. Across 13 episodes featuring different homeowners and rooms in their homes, visitors decide which lighting, flooring and other elements are actually installed. Even if the homeowners don’t like the product choices or designs, they work with expert hosts, John DeSilvia and Joanie Dodds, to bring them to life in their personal spaces. Packed with drama and plenty of home improvement know-how, Run My Renovation is interactive television viewing at its best.

What is King of Dirt? New season on DIY Network

(4×30) Episodes 301-304
Season 3 Premiere: Friday, April 8 at 10 p.m. ET
Gino Panaro is DIY Network’s King of Dirt. He’s definitely not what you’d expect from one of America’s premier landscape contractors. He’s a loud, bull-in-a-china-shop, Brooklyn-born guy who happens to create incredible beauty. For his landscape designs, Gino doesn’t use a computer or fake graphic technology. Instead, he relies on his imagination, his hands and the help of his brother Ralph, who works with him in a family landscape business to create some of the most beautiful, high-end landscapes and hardscapes you’ll ever see. Together they star in DIY Network’s series, King of Dirt, full of big personalities and even bigger insider ideas on how to make over outdoor spaces.

What is Turf War? New season on DIY Network

(3×30) Episodes 201-203
Season 2 Premiere: Monday, April 11 at 10 p.m. ET
Neighbors battle to win $5000 and the title of the best yard on the block by Ahmed Hassan. Two teams, each led by Ahmed’s landscape experts, use the same batch of materials and the same time frame to transform their yards into spectacular outdoor spaces. Ahmed is there offering advice, constructively criticizing, and at times jumping in to help. In the end, Ahmed (with input from other neighbors) decides who got the better result, but viewers get to see two amazing transformations.

What is Renovation Rookies? New Episodes on DIY Network

(4×30) Episodes 202-205
New Episodes Premiere: Saturday, April 2 at 8:30 p.m. ET
A major home renovation can be a dream. But as these beginners soon discover, finishing it can often be a nightmare. Renovation Rookies follows a family as they crack through rocky terrain, battle the elements, argue with opinionated contractors, build on extreme angles and watch as their money is stretched to the max — all to complete the ultimate renovation.

What is Renovation Realities? New Episodes on DIY Network

(5×30) Episodes 608-612
New Episodes Premiere: Saturday, April 2 at 9 p.m. ET
Home renovation looks so easy on TV. We see a project move quickly and smoothly from start to finish – and the results are always beautiful. But somewhere between “before” and “after” there are always at least a few speed bumps – and one great story. Budgets skyrocket, tempers flare, relationships suffer. This is real life, and DIY Network’s Renovation Realities proves that even in home improvement, truth is often stranger than fiction.

What is Kitchen Impossible? New Episodes on DIY Network (4×30) Episodes 601-604

New Episodes Premiere: Tuesday, April 5 at 9 p.m. ET
When it comes to a kitchen, renovation can literally bring down the house. Homeowners want a showplace but often end up overwhelmed, out of money and frustrated with the process of overhauling their kitchen. On DIY Network’s Kitchen Impossible, carpenter and electrician Marc Bartolomeo works with homeowners to achieve the kitchen they always wanted. But getting the job done right can mean changing plans or ripping out existing construction. Our cameras are there to capture the twists and turns that come with home improvement. In the end, Marc shows homeowners that with a little work and ingenuity, getting their dream kitchen is never impossible.

What is Indoors Out? New Episodes on DIY Network

(4×30) Episodes 505-508
New Episodes Premiere: Tuesday, April 5 at 10 p.m. ET
How do you expand a home’s square footage without expanding the home? It’s easy: build an outdoor room, one of the biggest trends in home improvement. On DIY Network’s Indoors Out, stonemasons and contractors Dean Marsico and Derek Stearns lead a crew of carpenters, landscapers and stonemasons to build unique, functional and eye-popping spaces outside the box. From outdoor TVs to spa showers to fully outfitted kitchens, Indoors Out makes great TV.

What is Sweat Equity? New Episodes on DIY Network

(3×30) Episodes 809, 810 & 811
New Episodes Premiere: Wednesday, April 6 at 9 p.m. ET
No matter what the economic conditions, DIY Network’s Sweat Equity can help homeowners determine which home improvement projects are the smartest. Is it better to install new kitchen cabinets or just reface the old ones? Are granite countertops really worth the cost? Should you put more money into the bathroom or your kitchen? Licensed contractor Amy Matthews and her team of DIY Network experts help homeowners make the right decisions and tackle these projects themselves.

What is Desperate Landscapes? New Episodes on DIY Network

(4×30) Episodes 707-710
New Episodes Premiere: Wednesday, April 6 at 10 p.m. ET
Your home can have the most beautifully decorated interior, but without curb appeal, your family may become the scourge of the neighborhood. But who’s got the time to trim those out-of-control bushes, repave that cracked walkway and paint the porch? Fortunately, DIY Network has the time. In Desperate Landscapes, licensed contractor Jason Cameron comes to a lucky viewer’s home armed with a wheelbarrow full of creative solutions to the toughest landscaping problems. In one day Jason and his team of DIY experts can transform even the most desperate landscape into a showplace sure to make your home the envy of the neighborhood.

What is Yard Crashers? New Episodes on DIY Network

(4×30) Episodes 503, 504, 506, 507
New Episodes Premiere: Thursday, April 7 at 10 p.m. ET
You never know what you’ll be bringing home from the home improvement store. You go in for grass seed but come home with new patio chairs and a bag of cement. If you’re lucky enough, you could also bring home a professional landscape contractor. On DIY Network’s Yard Crashers, expert Ahmed Hassan waits at stores looking for the perfect weekend warriors who could definitely use his help. Once he finds his target, Ahmed and his team follow the surprised shoppers to their homes and completely transform their yards.

What is April Tools Day? DIY Network Programming Event

Friday, April 1 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET
Did you know there’s a device that lets you carry a sheet of heavy plywood with just one hand? How about using your drill for everything from cleaning ducts to snipping sheet metal? What does “WD-40” stand for, and did you know there are more than 2,000 uses for it? Tool expert Chris Grundy answers these burning questions and more during this six-hour event featuring episodes of Cool Tools. April Tools Day 2011 will bring you all the latest in tool technology and what’s on the horizon for 2012!

What is Refund Renovations? DIY Network Programming Event

Monday, April 11 – Friday, April 15 from 8 p.m. – 12 a.m. ET
It’s the day that most viewers look forward to, receiving money from Uncle Sam! And DIY Network helps our viewers make the most out of their tax refund by improving their home. DIY Network airs a full weekend of shows packed with ideas on how to improve the value of your home and spend your tax refund.

What is Get Your Green Back? ? DIY Network Programming Event

Friday, April 22 from 8 – 10 p.m. ET
DIY Network will build confidence and educate homeowners on how to choose the right projects to make their home more energy efficient during its Get Your Green Back event.  The network will air episodes of its popular series, which all feature sustainable materials.  Join DIY Network for this primetime event to educate homeowners around the country on energy efficient home projects.

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