U.S. cable network TLC is to begin airing the property competition series Four Houses this summer.
Produced by ITV Studios America (Four Weddings), the format follows four homeowners as they preview, critique and rate each others’ houses on originality, livability and style for a chance to win US$10,000 and a spread in Better Homes and Gardens magazine.
The first episode is set in New Jersey and features a stay-at-home mother in a Princeton manor, a real estate professional in a cliff-side home, a Polish artist’s European lodge, and a local artist’s “provocative, quirky” mansion in the woods.
The hour-long show is executive produced by Mitchell Rosenbaum for UK broadcaster ITV and will premiere on July 2 at 10 p.m. EST.
The format first aired on ITV in 2010 as May The Best House Win. This fall, HGTV Canada will air a Proper Television-produced version of the format under the same name.