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MIPCOM Picks 2011: The Renovators

This reality competition series from Australia gets to the "nuts and bolts" of what it takes to be a master renovator through assorted challenges held offsite and in the warehouse studio environment.
September 26, 2011

THE RENOVATORS

Partners: Shine Australia for Network Ten, distributed by Shine International

Length: 67 x 60 minutes (Australian stripped version), 12 x 60 minutes (format)

Aired: July 2011 (Network Ten, Australia)

Rights available: Worldwide, tape, format

This reality competition series from Australia gets to the “nuts and bolts” of what it takes to be a master renovator through assorted challenges held offsite and in the warehouse studio environment. Fifteen renovators face off against each other, hammers and tape measures in hand, and endeavor to use their home reno chops to revamp several properties in need of a face lift. The winning contestant is the renovator whose property fetches the most on the market.

Produced by Shine Australia, the series has been renewed for a second season in its home territory, and its “Extreme Home Makeover meets Top Chef ” conceit could click in other markets as well.

About The Author
Andrew Jeffrey joined Realscreen in 2021 as its news editor. Here, he helps to oversee assignment, reporting and editing for Realscreen's daily newsletter. Prior to his work covering documentary and non-fiction film and TV, he worked as a reporter and associate producer for CBC Edmonton, and as a reporter for The Star Calgary, where he covered daily news on beats such as local and provincial politics, health care and harm reduction, sports and education. His work has appeared in other Canadian news outlets such as TVO, the Edmonton Journal and Avenue Magazine.

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