Discovery Canada preps “Handyman Smackdown”

Handyman Smackdown is the latest DIY competition series to be commissioned by Discovery Canada, with a call for casting currently underway. (Pictured: exec producer Guy O'Sullivan)
July 14, 2014

Discovery Canada has greenlit a 9 x 60-minute DIY competition series called Handyman Smackdown from Proper Television.

Producers are casting now for competitive duos for the new series, with its premise revolving around finding some of the worst home renovating twosomes in Canada who are willing to learn, compete and be mentored by DIY experts.

The duo showing the most improvement will be awarded a significant, yet-to-be-determined cash prize.

Producers are looking for Canadians to nominate someone they live with, who is passionate and ambitious about DIY repairs but utterly hopeless at them. The nominator must be willing to embark on the journey to redemption with them.

Start of production, airdates and the experts will be announced at a future date.¬†Proper Television’s Guy O’Sullivan (pictured above)¬† and Jennifer Scott serve as executive producers, with Blair Ricard handling duties as series producer.


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