“Urban Conversion,” a television show that’s grown from a three-episode Colorado-channel run to an international audience, is going to expand even further next year, in part because of an investment from the state of Colorado.

Colorado Economic Development Commission members voted unanimously Thursday to offer film-incentive rebates of as much as $98,000 to the show, which is set to begin filming its third and longest season soon. All 17 members of the cast and crew are Colorado-based, and the city of Arvada will take a new starring role next year.

The show centers on conservative businessman Rodman Schley and his free-spirited wife, Gina Schley, trying to combine their passions and live a sustainable existence in an urban setting. Over the first two eight-episode seasons, the couple learned skills such as beekeeping and backyard farming and then put them work at their household.

For the planned third season, they purchased a 2.7-acre lavender and cut-flower farm in Arvada and plan to convert the mid-century modern house into a sustainable home. And they plan to increase the number of episodes from eight to 13, which will account in part for the $490,000 budget that they have for the season.

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