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This September, production begins in Vancouver on W Network’s new event series Game of Homes renovation-reality show with the biggest prize of all – an entire house. This epic series follows four teams as they renovate four houses over four weeks to compete for the grand prize of a home and a plot of land to put it on. Produced by Great Pacific Media in association with W Network, Game of Homes includes eight one-hour episodes and is scheduled to air in March 2015 on W Network.
Game of Homes gives skilled amateur home renovators a chance to trade their skills for the prize of a lifetime. The teams, which include romantic couples, siblings and parent-child duos compete against each other in a major outdoor venue in downtown Vancouver. The amateur renovators save rundown houses that are marked to be torn down and revive them into dream homes. Living on site 24/7, each team must redo the houses room by room, as they cope with small budgets, tight deadlines and even tighter living spaces.
Each Game of Homes episode features a challenge introduced by the series host (to be announced at a later date) followed by a reno-project. The action-based challenges pit each team’s skill, ingenuity and teamwork against each other. In each episode, judges vote for their favourite room renovations based on design and workmanship. In the finale, in addition to the judges, the public will cast their vote. The winners will be revealed and awarded with the house they have renovated.