LOS ANGELES — It was the random factoid heard 'round the world: Aboard President Trump's Air Force One, the show set to record was ... HGTV's Property Brothers.
"It was pretty funny when I saw that come in," admits Jonathan Scott, one half of the chiseled duo that make up the popular home-renovating Brothers.
Both he and identical twin Drew Scott sat down with USA TODAY Wednesday while working on their upcoming fall series, Property Brothers at Home: Drew's Honeymoon House.
The five-episode series will focus on Drew's upcoming marriage to Linda Phan, particularly their first abode, which he and Jonathan are currently demo-ing.
But first, Trump.
"The funny thing is, who knows if it’s from past administrations?" says Jonathan. "Did they wipe it? My dad can’t program a VCR to save his life, so maybe the president can’t reprogram the DVR. But," he adds, "we have the most eclectic mix of people who watch the show, from every walk of life."
Property Brothers is consistently one of HGTV's top performers, and airs in 150 countries and territories around the world. The recognition shocks the show's hosts: During a recent tour of Asia, "thousands of people showed up. You’d think we were like, One Direction or something," says Jonathan.
Their fans also range wildly in age.
"I love the fact that even when we’re walking down the street, it won’t be parents trying to make their kid come over (to say hi), you can hear the kid saying, ‘Mom, that’s Jonathan and Drew!' And you think about it, what 5-year-old is watching home design television?" asks Drew.
Jonathan grins. "We have the gamut. From kids who are building blocks to people that are building walls. We have everybody!"
But for these home-building twins, "we choose to build bridges, ourselves, that’s all I’ll say," says Drew.
Property Brothers at Home: Drew's Honeymoon House is set to premiere in November.
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