Drew and Jonathan Scott's 'Celebrity IOU' Is Back, and Zooey Deschanel and Justin Hartley Will Guest Star

Kelly Corbett
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Photo credit: HGTV
Photo credit: HGTV

From House Beautiful

Earlier this year, Drew and Jonathan Scott's show Celebrity IOU became the highest-rated first-year series in HGTV history. Over 36 million viewers tuned in to watch the builder brothers assist high-profile celebrities in major renovation projects. Today, HGTV announced that Celebrity IOU will return for season two—just in time for the holidays!

The show's sophomore season will premiere on December 14 at 9 p.m. This installment will feature four episodes, which is one episode less than season one (but totally understandable given 2020’s trajectory). The following stars will each be featured in an episode: New Girl alum Zooey Deschanel (aka Jonathan's girlfriend!), This Is Us actor Justin Hartley, Mom actress Allison Janney, and The Office star Rainn Wilson.

"Celebrity IOU is so full of heart and just the kind of feel-good energy we all need right now," Jonathan said in a statement regarding the upcoming release. "The idea of giving back resonates with everyone—and, for us, working with these incredibly thoughtful celebrities is so uplifting."

As a refresher, the show, which premiered in April 2020, follows Drew and Jonathan Scott as they help big-name celebrities surprise loved ones with special renovation projects. Particularly, loved ones who had made a major impact on their lives—and are in need of a home upgrade.

Last season, with Drew and Jonathan's help, Brad Pitt surprised his makeup artist with an updated guesthouse, Melissa McCarthy gave her aunt and uncle's first floor a facelift, and Viola Davis transformed her former college roommate's home. Rebel Wilson and Michael Buble also surprised loved ones with stunning remodels.

Each hour-long episode not only gave fans a peek into the celebrity's personal life, but the chance to assess their design skills (FYI Melissa McCarthy is a demolition pro!). As the projects took place, the recipients were usually sent out of town on a surprise getaway, allowing the Scott brothers and celebrity guests some time to bust out the tools.

In the season two premiere episode, HGTV shares that Drew and Jonathan will help Zooey Deschanel transform her lifelong friend's small home into an open concept floor plan. This will of course be Jonathan and Zooey’s first time working together on TV—talk about a relationship milestone! You can catch new episodes of Celebrity IOU starting on Monday, December, 14 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HGTV.

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