Unscripted

Mike Holmes heads to Fox with “Home Free”

The Canadian contractor and star of several home improvement shows is hosting a home reno competition series produced by Relativity Television and shopped globally by Electus International.
April 30, 2015

Mike Holmes, the Canadian contractor and star of several home improvement shows is heading to Fox this summer with a home reno competition series.

Home Free, produced by Relativity Television and to be shopped globally by Electus International, challenges nine couples to revive one dilapidated home every week under the tough guidance of Holmes. The amateur renovators also have to live together in the house they are working on, and each week one couple will face elimination, while the couples with the best work will move forward.

The eight-episode series makes its Fox debut on July 22. Electus International has both tape and format rights for outside of the U.S.

“The series has all the ‘wow’ moments and DIY tips audiences have come to expect from a home makeover show, combined with the excitement and surprises of a competition series,” said John Pollak, president of Electus International, in a statement. “This show will have global resonance and we’re excited to bring it to audiences around the world.”

Holmes’ other television properties include Holmes on Homes, Holmes Inspection and Holmes Makes it Right.

Home Free is exec produced by Tom Forman, George Verschoor, Trice Bartow, Brad Bishop, Andrew Marcus and Mike Holmes.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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