Home and Family (formerly The Home and Family Show) is an American talk and home information show originally hosted by Cristina Ferrare and Chuck Woolery. Woolery was replaced by Michael Burger after a few months. The show premiered on April 1, 1996, on The Family Channel and ran until August 14, 1998, featuring numerous regulars who added information on various topics. Among the regulars were Jamie Wynn (chef); Candace Garvey (lifestyles); Mayita Dinos (gardening); Bob Golic (sewing, among other things); and The Carey Brothers (carpentry and home repairs). The show was unique in that the daily guest star was asked to remain for the entire two hours. This gave a much broader view of the personality and interests of the stars. Several of the crew also managed to gain some minor fame.
The series revived on October 1, 2012 on the Hallmark Channel. It was originally co-hosted by Paige Davis, who left after six weeks on November 16, 2012, with her final episode being taped the day before, and was replaced by Ferrare. Former Entertainment Tonight personality Mark Steines is the other current co-host. Season two premiered on September 30, 2013.
On April 30, 2014, Home and Family was renewed for a third season, which premiered on September 15. Renewal for a fourth season was announced on April 14, 2015, along with notice that the show would air new episodes weekly throughout the entire year.
On June 21, 2016, Hallmark Channel confirmed that Ferrare would no longer co-host the show with Steines; former co-host of The View Debbie Matenopoulos was named as her replacement. In a statement via-Facebook, Ferrare addressed her exit: „It’s really very simple, Home and Family will have a season 5 which I am so happy for and the Network decided that they want a new co-host and that will be Debbie. She will do a great job!”“
Home and Family is a two-hour daily series that shows viewers how to improve their lives through their home. The show is shot in an actual home built on the Universal Studios lot for the show.