Melissa McCarthy Leading New discovery+ Series


discovery+ has ordered a new series featuring the Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning actress Melissa McCarthy and her cousin Jenna Perusich.

Tentatively titled The Great Giveback with Melissa McCarthy and Jenna Perusich, the six-part series will see the pair combine their desire to help others and love of renovation and design to surprise people with beautiful home transformations. The series will be available to stream in late spring 2022.

Before they get to work on the renovations, McCarthy and Perusich will learn about the heartwarming stories of the exceptional people who were nominated by their loved ones. Propelled by the inspiring accounts and with help from their expert team, the cousins will surprise the homeowners with their renovation reveals.

The Great Giveback with Melissa McCarthy and Jenna Perusich is produced by Scott Brothers Entertainment, with Drew and Jonathan Scott and McCarthy serving as executive producers.

Previously, McCarthy and Perusich appeared in the HGTV series Celebrity IOU, which can be streamed on discovery+.

McCarthy said: “When my cousin Jenna and I did Celebrity IOU for her parents, we saw firsthand what a positive impact a home renovation can have. In a world where so much emphasis is on the negative, we wanted to show how amazingly kind people can truly be. The Great Giveback will introduce you to some remarkable people who have given so much of themselves to others. We can’t wait to shine the light on them. Also, if I gut another room in my house, Ben will leave me.”

Jane Latman, president of HGTV and streaming home content for Discovery, Inc., said: “After we saw how well Melissa worked with her cousin Jenna in an early episode of Celebrity IOU, we had to bring them back for their own renovation series. The Great Giveback with Melissa McCarthy and Jenna Perusich will be full of surprises, awesome home transformations and extra laughter and heart.”