HGTV’s Home Town, starring home renovation experts Erin and Ben Napier, will return with fresh episodes on Sunday, January 7, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The series, which has already been picked up for an additional 20 episodes slated to air next year, spotlights the couple as they bring new life to outdated homes and historical locations in their small town of Laurel, Mississippi, while navigating their busy family life.

In the season opener Ben is recovering from shoulder surgery so he enlists his best friends Jim Rasberry and Josh Nowell to help Erin renovate a home for a family looking to escape the cold Canadian winters. The new Laurel residents are hoping Ben and Erin can find them a property with enough outdoor space for their family of six to enjoy their new southern digs.

IN ADDITION: Ben and Erin will be featured in a new HGTV special, Home Town HolidaysDuring the one-hour program, premiering Sunday, Dec. 17, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on HGTV, the pair will revisit past homeowners and grant their Christmas wishes with special handmade items.

Home Town and Home Town Holidays are produced by RTR Media Inc.