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Good Bones Season 4: Premiere Date, Cast, Trailer, Recap, Hosts

Updated April 26, 2019
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‘Good Bones’ is an American reality television series that airs on HGTV. Although the name of of the show makes it sound like its one on orthopedics, ‘Good Bones’ is actually a show about house renovation and follows a mother-daughter duo as they go about renovating homes in their neighbourhood.

‘Good Bones’ is not a very recent show, and Season 1, consisting of 11 episodes, first made its way to viewers’ screens on March 22, 2016. After receiving a favourable response from audiences, HGTV renewed the show for a 13-episode second season, which then premiered on May 30, 2017. The show was again renewed, and Season 3, consisting of 13 episodes also, premiered on April 3, 2018. Since the premiere of Season 3, fans of the show had been clamouring to see the mother-daughter duo return to action. The good news for them is that their wishes have been fulfilled and ‘Good Bones’ is indeed returning for a fourth season. Here’s everything you need to know about the cast, plot, and release date of Season 4.

Good Bones Cast: Who is in it?

‘Good Bones’ primarily revolves around its central mother-daughter duo – Karen E. Laine and Mina Starsiak – who have been running a house renovation business, called Two Chicks and a Hammer, in Indianapolis since 2008. Yet, neither Laine nor Starsiak had any prior experience before they dove headfirst into the house renovation business.

Laine is a lawyer by profession and was working as a defence attorney prior to starting the business. Being a lawyer, wife, and a mother, many might expect Laine to be a very serious woman. But, she’s not – she has a wild side to herself and is known for throwing epic parties with “Fun people. Easy-to-eat food. Music. Adult beverages.”

Laine’s daughter Starsiak also comes from a very different background that one you’d expect a house renovator to have. A real-estate agent by profession, Starsiak was working as a waitress at Pizzology before she went into business with her mother. Despite being younger, Starsiak insists that she’s the more mature of the two – “She’s [Laine is] the kid, and I’m the mom,” Starsiak had told the Los Angeles Times, and had added that Laine had a fun, “hippie” personality.

Apart from Lane and Starsiak, the Two Chicks and a Hammer business is also supported by others – Starsiak’s half-brother Tad heads the demolition crew, while Lenny is the head contractor who also takes part in construction activities.

Good Bones Plot: What is it about?

Set in Indianapolis, Indiana, the show follows the mother-daughter duo and their business as they go around renovating houses in and around their community.

Of course, owing to their very different backgrounds, neither Laine nor Starsiak had it easy when they first started the business. With no experience in renovating houses, or in construction, the duo had to teach themselves everything from scratch. When Laine and Starsiak started out, they would constantly be teaching themselves the basics of home renovation, from flooring to tiling to putting up light fixtures. The duo learnt much of these activities from instruction manuals and YouTube, and the rest they learnt along the way. As for demolition, well…let’s just say they were naturals. Speaking on their learning curve about demolition, Starsiak had quipped, “Well, no one has to teach you how to break sh*t.”

Even after the duo taught themselves the ropes, the job didn’t turn out to be an easy one. In most cases, the houses they are tasked with renovating are filled with human or animal excreta, and this, of course, isn’t pleasant and takes some getting used to. Speaking on their experiences, Starsiak had told Indy Star, “It’s always shocking. The houses we go in, there’s so much poop. It always amazes me. Human and animal poop.” Further, being two women in the house renovation business, Starsiak and Laine also have to contend with rampant sexism from males who have been in the business longer than they have. However, they learnt to get used to the disgusting conditions houses are often in, and learnt to stand up to the rampant sexism, and as their business started making a name for itself, HGTV approached them to make a show.

As far as the show is concerned, it primarily revolves around the house renovations that Two Chicks and a Hammer undertake, while also documenting the occasional clashes that erupt between mother and daughter owing to their very different personalities. That being said, Starsiak and Laine have repeatedly emphasized that their business is not a “house flipping” business, but one that’s aimed to improving their community. To put an emphasis on this point, Laine had told Indy Star, “We truly are rehabbing neighborhoods. If we were flipping, we wouldn’t strip down to studs, install new electrical, new HVAC, new plumbing or whatever else needs to be done. This is rehab. These houses need a good 12-step program.”

Thus, the show, owing to its protagonists and its approach, distinguishes itself from other house flipping shows and is a refreshing and inspiring watch, especially if you have an interest in house renovation. As far as reception goes, ‘Good Bones’ enjoys a good rating of 7.3/10 on IMDb.

Good Bones Season 4 Release Date: When will it premiere?

A couple of months after Season 3 of ‘Good Bones’ released, Laine and Starsiak, on June 27, 2018, confirmed on Twitter that ‘Good Bones’ had been renewed by HGTV for a fourth season. As far as the release date for Season 4 is concerned, HGTV has announced that ‘Good Bones’ Season 4 will premiere on May 14, 2019. Interestingly, Season 4 will also see the episode count increase, and will have 15 episodes as opposed to Season 3’s 13 episodes.

Good Bones Season 4 Trailer:

While HGTV has not yet released a trailer for Season 4, the mother-daughter duo have uploaded an announcement clip for Season 4. You can watch it here.

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  • Please use spell check. Proofread for run-on and incomplete sentences. And her name is Mina not Mira! Learn how to write before publishing garbage.