While it's unclear whether the show will continue after Boss' untimely death, HGTV says it is examining "different scenarios."
Trigger Warning: This article contains themes of suicide that some readers may find distressing
HGTV had huge plans for popular dancer/personality Stephen "tWitch" Boss and his wife/dancer Allison Holker before his death. Aside from developing their own show, Living the Dream, to assist first-time home buyers in finding a home, the couple was also set to begin production on a limited series similar to the channel's A Very Brady Renovation from 2019 — except, in this case, the couple would oversee the construction of a full-sized Malibu Barbie Dream House. There was even talk of locating a property near Malibu to renovate, but HGTV ultimately chose a home in Santa Clarita. Filming was set to begin in January, reported ET Online.
Boss died by suicide, of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, on December 13th, at the age of 40. While it's unclear whether the show will continue after Boss' untimely death, HGTV says it is examining "different scenarios." “We are taking the time to consider different scenarios,” said an HGTV spokesperson. “But for now, our primary focus remains on wishing our best to Allison and the entire Boss family during this difficult time.”
Before the passing of Stephen “tWitch” Boss, HGTV had big plans for the popular personality and his wife Allison Holker. The couple was scheduled to go into production on a limited series to oversee the construction of a full-sized Barbie Dream House https://t.co/VNAiq9Jyzy— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) December 20, 2022
Boss and Holker had shown an interest in house redesign and renovation. Boss appeared as a guest judge on HGTV's Design Star: Next Gen in 2021, which was hosted by Holker. He and his wife also starred on House Party on the channel. The Buchwald-repped duo was working on several additional projects. Boss and Holker wanted to start their own variety/talk program, as well as a dance competition show and a game show. In 2021, the couple also announced a collaboration with Dick's Sporting Goods on a range of athletic and leisure gear.
Holker is beside herself during this difficult time, having lost someone you were making so many plans with has got to be difficult. In a statement announcing Boss's death, she noted, "Stephen lit up every room he stepped into. He valued family, friends, and community above all else, and leading with love and the light was everything to him. He was the backbone of our family, the best husband and father, and an inspiration to his fans."
"To say he left a legacy would be an understatement, and his positive impact will continue to be felt," she concluded, asking for just one thing. "I am certain there won't be a day that goes by that we won't honor his memory. We ask for privacy during this difficult time for myself and especially for our three children."
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