Unscripted

Exclusive clip: High Noon and HGTV unveil “Boise Boys”

Ahead of HGTV’s premiere of Boise Boys tonight (April 25) at 11 p.m. ET/PT, realscreen presents an exclusive clip of the home renovation show. Produced by High Noon Entertainment, the six-episode series follows a pair ...
April 24, 2018

Ahead of HGTV’s premiere of Boise Boys tonight (April 25) at 11 p.m. ET/PT, realscreen presents an exclusive clip of the home renovation show.

Produced by High Noon Entertainment, the six-episode series follows a pair of best friends, each with their own expertise and point-of-view regarding renos in Idaho’s capital city. Clint Robertson is the licensed contractor and Luke Caldwell is the designer.

In advance of the series’ debut, realscreen caught up with High Noon’s SVP of programming Scott Feeley (pictured), who served as executive producer on Boise Boys.

What was the genesis for Boise Boys?

We’re always looking for talent in the home space, and to break out of the normal mold. We’re trying to get away from married couples, and find new geographic areas to get into. Boise Boys works for us because it’s two friends flipping houses, which I don’t think we’ve seen on HGTV. It highlights an area of the country that is often forgotten about, Boise, and it’s an incredible and growing place.


What challenges did you face with production? 
We had weather issues – it gets cold in Boise and we were shooting during the cold winter months. There was that problem and then doing home programming in general. It takes a long time to renovate homes – months at a time for each home. While each episode only features one home, in production we’re actually shooting four to five houses at a time and sometimes it’s a logistical nightmare. To top it all off, we’re trying to coordinate home reno production with TV production.

Can you name two or three elements that you think will make this series appeal to audiences?
I think the first element for sure is the guys. They’re fantastic, both in the work that they do, and they’re incredible characters. They’re complete opposites in every way. Luke is a skinny jeans, man-purse wearing designer. He’s the dreamer and the visionary. Then you have Clint, a cowboy boot-wearing “good ole boy,” and he’s the one always watching the finances and trying to figure out how to bring Luke’s vision to life. There’s a lot of comedy. They play off of each other very well – their back-and-forth, I don’t want to call it bickering, that’s how they work through problems. They give each other crap.

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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