From a media release:
Corus EntertainmentÂ today announced three unscripted, lifestyle series for international sale at MIPCOM. The company continues to grow its slate of outstanding original unscripted series developed for its portfolio of Women and Lifestyle channels and this season debutsÂ Home to WinÂ (10×60),Â Backyard BuildsÂ (8×30) andÂ $aveÂ My RenoÂ (14×30) to the international market.
Unscripted series being sold at MIPCOM include:
Home to WinÂ (10×60)
The hit seriesÂ Home to WinÂ brings 20 of its HGTV Canada celebrities under the same roof to pool their extraordinary expertise, creativity, and reno know-how. Celebrity builders and designers includeÂ Scott McGillivrayÂ (Income Property,Â Moving the McGillivrays),Â Bryan BaeumlerÂ (Leave it to Bryan,Â Bryan Inc.),Â Mike HolmesÂ (Holmes on Holmes,Â Holmes and Holmes), andÂ Sarah RichardsonÂ (Sarah’s Rental Cottage, Sarah 101). Together they will completely remodel an average, run-of-the-mill house into a dramatic, inspirational dream home.Â Home to WinÂ will culminate in a one-hour challenge episode where home-winning hopefuls will compete to win this spectacular house. Produced byÂ Architect FilmsÂ in association with Corus Entertainment.
Backyard BuildsÂ (8×30) â€“ In Production
When indoor space isn’t enough,Â Backyard BuildsÂ showcases the endless opportunities outdoor areas can provide. The series stars contractorÂ Brian McCourtand design expertÂ Sarah KeenleysideÂ who work with homeowners to maximize their backyard potential to create tailored, one-of-a-kind structures. Whether it’s a converted shipping container, cake studio, treehouse village, or poolside oasis, this contractor and designer duo can extend any living space on a budget. Produced byÂ Frantic FilmsÂ in association with Corus Entertainment.
$aveÂ My RenoÂ (14×30) â€“ In ProductionÂ
In the upbeat new seriesÂ $aveÂ My Reno, cash-conscious homeowners finally catch a break whenÂ Sebastian Clovis, the savvy contractor with contagious energy, andÂ Sabrina Smelko, the resourceful DIY designer, toss out overpriced reno quotes and make dreams come true with a slashed budget and spectacular renovation. Sebastian and Sabrina save by putting homeowners to work and hunting for salvaged goods. Sabrina is a wiz at finding restored pieces at great prices while creating amazing designs and crafted items. Sebastian is the master at smart spends for breakout builds and custom surprises. Together, they give homeowners the reno they want on a budget they can afford. Produced byÂ Great Pacific Mediain association with Corus Entertainment.
Corus Entertainment has a longstanding history of international success in the Kids programming category through its production and distribution giant Nelvana, and in more recent years the company has expanded its content offering into the unscripted Women and Lifestyle genre. As commissioning broadcaster and distributor of Canadian series that have achieved international success, withMasters of FlipÂ now available in more than 90 territories worldwide andÂ Buying the ViewÂ in more than 60 territories, Corus brings its production, broadcast and distribution expertise to this new slate of internationally appealing series. Corus’ Women and Lifestyle networks include: Food Network Canada, HGTV Canada, W Network, Sliceâ„¢, Lifetime, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), CMT (Canada) and Cosmo TV.