‘Home Town Takeover’: What to Know About Ben and Erin Napier’s Return in Thanksgiving Special

by Megan Molseed

Ben and Erin Napier’s Home Town Takeover is set to return in a one-hour HGTV Thanksgiving weekend special.

This HGTV special is titled Home Town Takeover: Where Are They Now. In this special, the Home Town hosts will return to the town of Wetumpka Alabama. This small Alabama town is the location of last spring’s HGTV Home Town Takeover.

In the Thanksgiving special, the HGTV hosts tour the small Alabama town. The stars will be updating fans on how the Home Town Takeover special impacted the community since airing last spring.

‘Home Town Takeover’ Completes A Major Town-Wide Project

In this May 2021 special, Home Town hosts Ben and Erin Napier hosted a town-wide makeover all across the small Alabama community. The special aired in a total of six episodes on HGTV, premiering on May 21, 2021

From restaurants to homes, to public spaces, nothing was off-limits as the Home Town Takeover. And, Home Town Takeover fans saw multiple locations across the small Alabama town receive massive updates.

In total, the special features twelve major renovations around the southern small town.

Of course, Home Town stars Ben and Erin Napier oversaw each project in this special. One of these major projects even included a massive overhaul of Wetumpka’s downtown road. The overhaul project took about four months to complete.

The HGTV stars selected Wetumpka Alabama to be featured in the special from over 5,000 entries consisting of more than 2,300 hoping to be selected.

Both Ben and Erin Napier have stated that one of the reasons behind this unique special is to bring awareness to the beauty small towns hold within them.

Napiers Highlight The Importance Of Small Towns

“It’s too bad that small towns are so often undervalued because you can live a beautiful life in them,” Erin Napier has said.

“People really want to believe in a bright future in the place where they live, but rebuilding a town is no small feat,” the HGTV star continues. “It takes every member of that community using their gifts and skills coming together to make a difference.”

“It will show them the impact that neighbors, local leaders, and a few friends working together can have on their community,” notes HGTV president Jane Latman of the unique special. “We’ve seen the power of that in Laurel and we want to spark that same change in more small towns.”

Ben and Erin Napier’s Home Town Takeover: Where Are They Now premieres on Saturday, November 27.