Unscripted

W Network readies “Game of Homes”

Canadian specialty net W Network is to debut a competition series featuring Vancouver-based amateur home renovators competing for a plot of land and a home.
February 5, 2015

Canadian specialty channel W Network is to debut a competition series featuring Vancouver-based amateur home renovators competing for a plot of land and a home.

Titled Game of Homes, the 8 x 60-minute series – produced by Great Pacific Media in association with W Network – is hosted by All My Children actor Cameron Mathison and will follow four pairs of amateur home renovators. Throughout the competition, the groups are challenged to save dilapidated houses and revive them into their dream homes, room by room.

Judges on the show – who will be assessing the participants’ work on each room – include Cheryl Torrenueva and Jeremy MacPherson, while celebrity guest judges set to appear are Jillian Harris, Drew Scott and Jonathan Scott, and Dee Dee Eustace, among others.

Game of Homes is the biggest series of its kind for W Network,” said John MacDonald, VP of television and head of Corus Women and Family for Corus Entertainment, in a statement. “We’ve taken over the harborfront of downtown Vancouver and challenged four teams of amateurs to transform four tear-downs into their dream homes.”

“Securing a 60,000 square foot waterfront site in the heart of Vancouver, and moving four houses at 88,000 lbs. each was a monstrous undertaking,” added Blair Reekie, series producer at Great Pacific Media, in a statement.

The series is to debut on March 17 at 10 p.m. EST/PST.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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