From a media release:
W Networkâ€™sÂ epic original productionÂ Game of HomesÂ (8×60) is pleased toÂ announce experienced television host and frequent late-night guestÂ Dave Salmoni(Expedition Impossible,Â appearances onÂ Jimmy Kimmel Live!Â andÂ The Tonight Show with Jay Leno) as series host and dynamic interior design duoÂ Colin McAllisterÂ andÂ Justin RyanÂ (Colin and Justinâ€™s Home Heist,Â Colin & Justinâ€™s Cabin Pressure) as the resident judges. Produced byÂ Great Pacific Mediain association with W Network,Â Game of HomesÂ Season 2 is currently in production in Toronto and is set to premiere on W Network in Spring 2016.
Multi-talented Sarnia, Ontario native Dave Salmoni is an internationally recognized on-air television host, animal trainer, and television producer. He is best known as the host of the Mark Burnett reality seriesÂ Expedition ImpossibleÂ on ABC, as the host of several television documentary series on Animal Planet and Discovery Channel US includingÂ Deadly IslandsÂ andÂ Rogue Nature, and for his animal handling guest spots onÂ Jimmy Kimmel Live,Â Chelsea LatelyÂ andÂ The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, to name a few. He is a large predator expert, with a specialty in re-wilding captive-born tigers and lions. He has survived shark and lion attacks and has his own production company based in South Africa that specializes in wildlife films. Taking over the reins from former host andÂ Entertainment TonightÂ correspondent, Cameron Mathison, Salmoni goes from taking care of giant tigers to taking care of tired and worn out renovation teams. Salmoni brings a passion for renovation and the expertise he has learned from his wife, who is an accomplished interior designer.
As host ofÂ Game of Homes, Salmoni guides four teams of skilled amateur home renovators as they compete for the chance to trade their skills for the prize of a lifetime â€“ their own home and a plot of land to put it on. The teams save rundown houses from the wrecking ball and week-by-week, revive them into dream homes, one room at a time.Â Each team works side-by-side, around the clock, to completely transform these dumps into show homes â€“ while also living in them through the entire renovation.Â They will battle small budgets, tight deadlines, cramped quarters and each other for a chance to win a home and change their lives forever.
Previous guest judges onÂ Game of HomesÂ Season 1, Colin and Justin return as resident judges this season. Well-known interior designers, style commentators, Hollywood celebrity interviewers and all round lifestyle gurus who hail from Glasgow, Scotland, the duo have hosted 11 television series that air worldwide, from the BBC showÂ Million Pound Property ExperimentÂ and ITVâ€™sÂ The 60 Minute MakeoverÂ toÂ Colin and Justinâ€™s Home HeistÂ (HGTV) andÂ Colin & Justinâ€™s Cabin PressureÂ (Cottage Life). The pair are resident design experts on City TVâ€™sÂ CitylineÂ and appear regularly on chat shows in Canada and the UK. They are guest judges onÂ The Block, Australiaâ€™s biggest property show and designers onÂ The Living Room, also in Australia. Their newspaper columns appear weekly in the Toronto Sun, 24 Hours Toronto, 24 Hours Vancouver and the London Free Press. They contribute to both the Huffington Post Canada and Design Sponge, writing dÃ©cor and lifestyle features.
Bringing that expertise to the series, in each episode ofÂ Game of Homes, Colin and Justin vote for their favourite room renovations based on design and workmanship, working alongside a stellar cast of celebrity guest judges. In the finale, in addition to the judges, the public also casts their votes, and in the dramatic and life-changing conclusion, the winning team is awarded their spectacular new home.