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
Justin Anderson joined Realscreen as senior staff writer in 2021, reporting and writing stories for the newsletter and magazine. During his 20-year career he’s filled a variety of roles as a writer and editor at a number of media organizations, covering news and current affairs as well as business, tech, the film and music industries and plenty in between. He’s also spent time behind the scenes in television production, having written everything from voiceover scripts for documentaries to marketing copy. He has a degree in Journalism from Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University).

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