If you have soft spot for everything outrageous, one-of-a-kind, and even wacky on the real estate market, you may have a new guilty pleasure. Inspired by the insanely popular eponymous Instagram account which touts close to two million followers, HGTV premiered its latest real estate series Zillow GoneWild on May 3.

Host Jack McBrayer, the actor and comedian best known for his Emmy-nominated role in 30 Rock, invites viewers to join him on tours of exceptionally weird, wacky, and wild properties that sellers put on the market every day across America. It showcases everything from the homes of former Hollywood royalty and a house built on a bridge, to a home that takes its cues from a musical instrument and a converted Catholic church – just to name a few.

“Everyone loves to scroll endlessly, looking at all the pretty houses for sale online,” said McBrayer. “But I’m on a mission to find out the story behind America’s strangest and most extraordinary homes. I want to meet the owners and, most importantly, see for myself what’s inside.”

Throughout the season, Zillow Gone Wild will feature the characters who have embraced non-traditional homes with their distinctive décor and imaginative, completely outside-the-box architecture. The series will explore each home’s unique history, as well as the intriguing backstories of the buyers and sellers in nine weekly episodes.

Zillow Gone Wild will crisscross America to find quirky houses, including the Berkeley, California, home designed by a jazz musician that features wall-to-wall gold accents and a pair of gold saxophone exterior columns or the historic New Orleans property that boasts a parlour lounge brimming with eclectic Big Easy charm. Regardless of the location, each place offers astounding design elements and no shortage of of wow moments.

More than just an intriguing showcase, the series is also an informative one and will reveal inventive ways to market a distinctive property, according to a press release. It’s also a contest. Each abode will be ranked on attributes such as creativity, commitment to the theme, and the home’s special qualities. In the end, HGTV will proclaim which house is the “wildest” of them all during the season finale.

The series will be available to stream on Max® the same day and time it airs on HGTV, beginning May 3.

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