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MIPCOM Picks 2011: The Renovators

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.
September 26, 2011

THE RENOVATORS

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.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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