David and Kerry Kersh of Comanche have announced that they will be on Battle on the Beach on HGTV on Sunday, July 11 at 8:00 p.m. CST.
The new premier show, that the Kersh’s will make their debut appearance in, will consist of HGTV star Ty Pennington (Rock the Block) and Alison Victoria (Windy City Rehab), joined by Food Network’s Taniya Nayak (Restaurant Impossible), all of which will mentor three skilled teams of up-and-coming flippers in the network’s newest competition series, Battle on the Beach. Premiering Sunday, July 11, at 8 p.m. CST, the seaside home improvement clash will play out in picturesque Gulf Shores, Alabama, across three identical 1,500 square foot properties. Each week the teams will execute a renovation challenge hoping for results that impress star judges Mike Holmes (Holmes + Holmes) and Mina Starsiak Hawk (Good Bones). Ultimately, the team who adds the most property value will win a $50,000 cash prize earmarked for the champions’ next flip and the credibility of knowing the real estate market and the renovation world!
When we asked David and Kerry for how this opportunity came about, they said they had been approached by HGTV in the past and shot a pilot for them in 2018 in Comanche. That pilot never got the green light, but HGTV remembered them and when “Battle on the Beach” came about they were approached and asked if they would be interested in doing the show.
The show was supposed to film in 2020, but covid hit, and the show was put on hold. They got the call in March that the show was back on and spent seven weeks filming in Alabama six days a week. They spent the time renovating a beach house with the goal of raising its resale value. They said it was some of the hardest work they had ever done. They were very stressed being away from their kids and business for that long, but also felt everything in life worth having takes risk and hardships. They also noted that they wanted to use this opportunity as a platform to showcase the town of Comanche and represent every small town with big dreamers.
Kerry said, “We are big believers in chasing dreams, thinking outside the box, and swinging from the fences.” She also said she “… felt excited and blessed someone saw something in us to give us a shot and can’t wait to share this journey with our hometown through the weekly paper.”