Partners: Shine Australia for Network Ten, distributed by Shine International
Length: 67 x 60 minutes (Australian stripped version), 12 x 60 minutes (format)
Aired: July 2011 (Network Ten, Australia)
Rights available: Worldwide, tape, format
This reality competition series from Australia gets to the “nuts and bolts” of what it takes to be a master renovator through assorted challenges held offsite and in the warehouse studio environment. Fifteen renovators face off against each other, hammers and tape measures in hand, and endeavor to use their home reno chops to revamp several properties in need of a face lift. The winning contestant is the renovator whose property fetches the most on the market.
Produced by Shine Australia, the series has been renewed for a second season in its home territory, and its “Extreme Home Makeover meets Top Chef ” conceit could click in other markets as well.