Christina El Moussa will get a spinoff solo show on HGTV, focused on her ‘designs’

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Just know, I’m pretty sure people aren’t going to care about this story that much, but I CARE. In Trump’s America, we all need to do what we can to self-care and de-stress. For me, that means The Tennis Channel and HGTV. While Chip and Joanna Gaines are HGTV’s biggest property (even though Fixer Upper ends this year), Christina and Tarek El Moussa are possibly HGTV’s second-biggest property. Tarek and Christina do Flip or Flop, where they buy run-down properties in the LA area, remake and renovate those houses and then flip them for a profit, all in a breezy 30-minute episode.

The El Moussas got a lot of tabloid press in the past two years when had some kind of big falling out. They’re divorcing and sharing custody of their two children, and they’re still all entangled with each other financially and professionally. I’ve watched some of the new episodes, the “post-divorce” episodes of Flip or Flop, and they’re sort of managing it okay. Christina seems to be completely over Tarek completely, while he seems determined that their business should continue as-is. Apparently, the El Moussas are currently negotiating with HGTV about future seasons of the show. But in the meantime, Christina got her own show:

Christina El Moussa is striking out on her own. The Flip or Flop star has a new HGTV series all to herself: Christina on the Coast.

“Design is my favorite part of the house-flipping process and I can’t wait to be able to now work directly with clients and create a space they’ve always dreamed of having,” Christina said in a statement.

The new eight-episode series will follow Christina as she expands her design business in Southern California. Look for Christina to transform the outdated properties of clients into “high-end showplaces,” HGTV said in a press release. The series will also feature Christina’s personal life after her split from husband and Flip or Flop costar Tarek El Moussa. Expect cameras to capture Christina as she searches for the perfect new home for her fresh start, balance parenthood and career and a new relationship. Christina on the Coast is expected to premiere in early 2019.

“The past few years have brought a lot of change into my life and I am so excited to see what the next stage has in store for me both professionally and personally, there is so much to look forward to and this is only the beginning,” Christina said in a statement.

[From E! News]

E! News notes that Tarek is also in discussions for a new show too, and that the network confirms that they’re in talks for another season of Flip or Flop. My first thought was… NOOOoooo. Christina isn’t really a designer – I mean, she likes the design aspect of it, and as a former realtor, she understands how to do rather blandly-expensive-looking finishes on a house. But her “style” is so hit or miss – sometimes she sort of blows me away with good her gut-instinct vision is, and other times I’m just like “ew, no.” Still, I’m guessing that a lot of people have probably asked Christina for design help and she’s been looking to separate herself professionally from Tarek. But can I just say? Professionally speaking, they’re better together. He moderates her when she wants to blow a lot of money on something unnecessary, and she forces him to make houses look more expensive when he wants to cheap out. Their styles only work together. Maybe I’m wrong! But I feel like their individual shows are going to be awful.

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  1. Mgsota says:

    She has the personality of a wet blanket and most of the time I think her designs stink.

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    • Mellie says:

      Yep…boring AF.

    • Naomi11 says:

      @ Mgsota….
      I’m with you 100%. Not only that, her voice is completely annoying to me. Just something about it. Who on earth thought this was a good idea????

      • Runcmc says:

        I remember reports a few years ago (or maybe last year) that Tarek was physically and verbally abusive on set and the network wouldn’t let her out of the contract and forced her to film with him. So…the network owed her this at LEAST.

      • delphi says:

        She is walking vocal fry and it KILLS me.

        But I do love her penchant for herringbone tile.

    • Lahdidahbaby says:

      Yes, I can’t stand her designs. It baffles me that HGTV is giving her her own show.

    • Dr. Mama says:

      YAAAAAASSSSSSSS! ☠️🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  2. Red32 says:

    She knows general trends – gray/beige, travertine, that same strip of accent tile in every bathroom for two years . . . I’m guessing the people who will hire her have seen the show and want that rather than something more personalized. Not sure I would watch it, though.

  3. Louise177 says:

    I don’t think they will do well separately. Christina used to have a range but now she does everything in white and add a design aspect that adds no value and most people wouldn’t like anyway. I also hate how she overspends on dumb things. Nobody cares about a $1000 faucet or light fixture.

    • SamC says:

      Right?! And from what I’ve seen of the interior of their house, it’s almost cold feeling.

  4. Honest B says:

    Assuming the show will be called “grey”?

  5. ME says:

    Does anyone watch Flip or Flop Las Vegas? The couple is cute (if they get divorced I would be gutted) and the design is delightfully tacky. But they understand the design is cray and note that they’re marketing to a “unique” Vegas customer. Also the wife’s design are also all “glam” themed (cottage glam, industrial glam, ranch glam) and it’s hilarious. Totally recommend!

    • SamC says:

      What I like about her is she talks about where she goes to get good deals on higher end products to help keep their budgets down.

      I really thought Christina would end up on one of the Real Housewives shows. Her look has evolved so she’d fit right in.

    • Jess says:

      Yes my husband and I love to laugh at her god awful designs that somehow work in Vegas!😂 They are an adorable couple and I also like that she’s super cheap and loves a deal, cute show that we get a kick out of.

    • CityGirl says:

      I love Flip or Flop LV too! I’m always so amazed that the designs somehow always seem to work. Except the one the husband designed (hunting lodge glam or something like that)….still it too sold so it is safe to assume they do know their buyers!
      And they are too cute together.

    • KG says:

      Yes – Flip or Flop Vegas is my favorite! Every episode she chooses something that would be a total deal breaker for me and then they always sell it because it is Vegas, and I guess people there really do love that Vegas glam! I try not to be too judgmental about it because they seem like such nice people. It is my secret guilty pleasure show that I actually never shut up about…green kitchens, pink ceilings, glitter grout!!! I just can’t stop watching it!

    • Queenie says:

      Yes! Love her wackadoo design choices. Wouldn’t work anywhere except Vegas, but she knows that. Much more fun to see what she comes up with than Christina the Mouth Breather showing off her Louboutins.

  6. Huckle says:

    Candice Olson was the best interior designer on HGTV.

  7. Shelley says:

    Yep .. Candace was the best. Genieve Border(?) was awful too.

  8. ElleBee75 says:

    Who asked for this though?

  9. Mcali says:

    Everyone is a “designer” nowadays….

  10. elsavonschrader says:

    I generally greatly dislike her designs although I like when she does something a little different. I think in general she is designing to trends which means GREY, GREY, and more GREY which I don’t like. My fav people on HGTV the people from Home Town, Erin and Ben. I LOVE their work and love that they take the style of the house into account when renovating.

  11. Biting Panda says:

    When she talks, all I hear is Cindy Brady. (I’m old, I know.)

    I find it hard to believe he’s not an insufferable ass and a difficult ex. It makes it hard to enjoy the show. But HGTV is also my mental escape from the dumpster fire we’re now living in, so I push through.

  12. ocjulia says:

    Her…designs? So subway tile backsplash with white quartz countertops? Cool.

  13. Jess says:

    I watch the show and care! My husband and I have watched them for years and wondered why Christina put up with his constant bad attitude. I agree that she’s completely over him and he’s probably kicking himself for treating her like garbage and losing her. He just seems…..a tad verbally abusive or something. Even in the older episodes he’s so moody and snaps on her constantly and she’s more playful and silly. We realized how bad they really were together after the other flip or flip shows started coming out and we remembered what normal couples flipping house should act like. I especially enjoyed the people from Nashville(I think) who were exes, they had great chemistry.

    Anyway, I clearly enjoy flip or flop😂 I’m curious about Christina’s new show and will watch, her designs are usually spot on for flip houses and I like them, but they are very generic. I’m sure she’s getting tired of the same old stuff so maybe we’ll get to see something different.

    • amyston says:

      Same. I started out apathetically watching because it was just a breezy 30-minute show. But I grew to like it AND Christina.

  14. Rachel says:

    I can’t stand them or their show, but her designs are generic and bland because it’s for a flip house-so it has to appeal to the masses(and right now, the masses like Grey, white subway tiles, white kitchens, etc. in this show, she will be designing her own house and houses for actual clients. So, she will have a rich California budget and we can see just how tacky she can get!

    • Notsoanonymous says:

      Yes, they build flip houses so from a design perspective they HAVE ago play it safe. Totally agree.

    • Senaber says:

      I actually think her show concept would really work if she was doing design/ staging to sell. Otherwise, her style is boring.

  15. Ladyhands says:

    I am curious to see what she does when she is not decorating for mass appeal. She has some interesting ideas that blow me away on occasion. It could be a disaster, it could be great! I’ll watch either way 😹

  16. KBeth says:

    She will land on her feet because she is likeable enough & attractive (in that way over done cheese-ball kinda way, lol).
    Tarek is creepy AF, I don’t think he’s mentally stable…..he’s so twitchy & weird.

  17. Bella says:

    Who did she sleep with to get this show? Her designs are awful. I give it half a season.

  18. SequinedHeart says:

    I agree her designs in ForF are safe for the masses but SO REPETITIVE. Dull! And when she does try to add flair, it doesn’t go. Some god awful orange and blue Spanish tile insert in a bland gray and white shower. Or the square ‘feature’ she likes to puke onto the wall behind the cook top.
    Her own show seems more like her way of transferring her image into a reality tv opportunity. Maybe RHOC didn’t want her but she’ll get there in the end.

  19. Sorella says:

    OMG her designs are so basic, always the same too. HGTV think because she is a pretty blond that is all it takes. Probably why her personal life had to be part of the offer. But honestly, her VOICE, am I the ONLY ONE who HATES HATE her voice?? I can’t stand it!! Neither one of them deserve their own show (time to get REAL jobs and off our tvs!), they are better together and even then, their show PEAKED long ago and is the same o’le, same o’le each episode.

  20. AnneC says:

    I’ve always liked them more than the Texas couple probably because I live in calif and more interested in the real estate they find. She’s defintely being helped by behind the scene designers, I think she’s probably got not great taste. All I had to see was the outside of their hideous big box mansion “Dream House” to realize that. She’s gotten more on trend recently with Moroccan tiles and using color which is big in SoCal right now. Anyway it’s a good escape from the present hellscape of trump’s america. Now for my favorite escape, the last season of British Baking show on PBS is wonderful…

  21. Chelsea Poole says:

    Holy nepotism and/or leftover contractual obligations, Batman! Rather than watching Christina El Moussa (who is, in my eyes, the human equivalent of half a plain, untoasted bagel with plain cream cheese) struggle to recreate the former “magic” of Flip or Flop by herself, I would be far more interested in seeing her host a program (or tv special) centered around the victims and perpetrators of domestic violence/abuse. To me, that show would be far more appropriate, topical, and engaging than Flip Minus Flop.

  22. JRenee says:

    I don’t have high expectations..

  23. E. G. Troche says:

    In the spirit of Very Cavallari, this will be a team show but she will be the star. She will get the most airtime but im sure they will get the hot carpenter (her bf), a ditzy assistant, a wildcard, a token minority and a bitchy troublemaker. It will be formulaic and predictable but a cash cow because of the peoduct endorsements and, of course, merchandising.