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
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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