This spring,Â HGTV Canadaâ€™sÂ breakout hit Canadian original seriesÂ Home to Win, returns for a super-sized, star-studded second season now featuring 30 of the best-known builders, designers and real estate experts. Together, they will transform an average house into a dream waterfront property for one lucky Canadian. Beginning today,Â HomeToWin.caÂ is accepting applications from Canadians across the country to compete to win the home in this seasonâ€™s high-stakes finale. Ranked as the #1 specialty competition series (A25-54) in its inaugural season*, the second season ofÂ Home to WinÂ debutsÂ Sunday, April 30 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on HGTV Canada.
Hosted byÂ Entertainment Tonight Canadaâ€™sÂ Sangita Patel, the seriesâ€™ returning stars includeÂ Mike Holmes,Â Bryan Baeumler,Â Scott McGillivray, andÂ Sarah RichardsonÂ among others. A few of the additional stars joining the series this season include household names:Â JonathanÂ andÂ Drew Scott,Â DaveÂ andÂ Kortney Wilson, andÂ Jillian HarrisÂ andÂ Todd Talbot. In each episode ofÂ Home to Win, two celebrity builders pair with two fan-favourite designers to complete two rooms within the waterfront property. Week-to-week newly renovated rooms are revealed and the dramatic season finale sees three Canadians compete to win the completed home in a series of challenges leaving one lucky competitor with the keys to the spectacular waterfront home.
Starting today, Canadians can visitÂ HomeToWin.caÂ to submit an audition video for the chance to compete for theÂ Home to WinÂ house in the finale airing on June 18. To participate in casting, Canadians must enter their email address on the site by May 28 at 11:59 p.m. ET and follow the directions emailed to their inbox. The application process requires a video submission, up to one minute in length and answering the question, â€œWhy do you deserve to compete for theÂ Home To WinÂ house?â€
The results are in and Canada’s newest satire series, The Beaverton, is your No. 1 favourite television series of the fall. With just over 6,500 votes cast, The Comedy Network series captured 37 per cent of the vote.
In second place is HGTV’s Bryan Inc., starring Bryan and Sarah Baeumler, followed by Holmes + Holmes and Moving the McGillivrays. Rounding out the Top 5 was CBC’s Kim’s Convenience.
The Bachelorette Canada, Frontier, Airport: Below Zero, Shoot the Messenger and Travelers fill out the Top 10.
You can find out how your favourites placed in the poll here; thanks to everyone who participated.
HGTV CanadaÂ andÂ Architect FilmsÂ announced today that production has begun on the second season of the successful Canadian original seriesÂ Home to Win, which ranked as the #1 specialty competition series (A25-54) in its first season.* This season, HGTV Canada is bringing together 30 of the best-known celebrity builders, designers and real estate experts to pool their extraordinary expertise, creativity and reno know-how. Joined by hostÂ ET Canadaâ€™s Sangita Patel, they will completely transform an average house into a dream waterfront property. Home-winning hopefuls from across the country will vie to compete for this spectacular house in the dramatic series finale. The new season is currently slated to premiere on HGTV Canada in Spring 2017.
This seasonâ€™s team of 30 celebrity builder, designer and real estate expert all-stars includes:
Scott McGillivray and Bryan Baeumler are, arguably, the faces of HGTV Canada. They’ve both got long-running series on the air in Canada and around the world, co-starred in the home giveaway series Home to Win and allowed TV cameras to follow their lives both on and away from the construction site.
Now the pair is taking over Sunday nightsâ€”beginning this weekâ€”on HGTV Canada with projects that peel back the curtain on their family lives. Yes, there is still plenty of renovation drama in Moving the McGillivrays and Bryan Inc.â€”it’s what put food on the table long before the TV cameras came into focusâ€”but there is personal footage fans have seen only snippets of in the past and been clamouring for.
The first up is Moving the McGillivrays at 9 p.m. ET/PT, a surprisingly intimate look at the journey Scott, wife Sabrina and daughters Myah and Layla go through on the path to creating their forever home whileÂ Scott keeps his responsibilities to Income Property, his production company,Â McGillivray Entertainment, helping Habitat for Humanity and his public speaking engagements. What appeared to be a fairly straight-forward case of finding the right house for his family turned into a nightmare. Scott and Sabrina, a teacher, knew they needed a house with storage, near their parents and close to a good school. After winnowing the list down to three properties, the couple made their pick. Episode 1 covers those first steps into renovating … and the most emotional footage of Scott I’ve ever seen on camera.
“As tough as it was for me in those moments, it was even tougher for me to see my kids seeing that,” McGillivray says during a press day at HGTV Canada’s headquarters. “It’s been a tough show and a bit of a roller coaster for sure.”
But as dramatic as the renovations on their new home are, fans will get a kick out of Sabrina and Scott’s relationship. She’s not afraid to put her husband in his place, call him out on bad jokes or roll her eyes at his confidence. And, thanks to some unearthed early footage of Scott walking around his first-ever income property, you understand why he became the success he is. Forget the orange shirt and floppy mop of hair in that grainy video: the then 21-year-old Scott McGillivray had a plan.
“After I bought the first property, at 21,” he recalls. “I was in university and had a student loan and I almost didn’t buy that first property. I just kept running the numbers in my head and realized, ‘We’re gonna make money on this property. This is insane.’ And when it actually worked, it was a massive confidence booster. I literally got a cheque for that first property, for $30,000 and I asked my friend, ‘Why isn’t everybody doing this?’ I’m still saying that today.”
But while Moving the McGillivrays reveals Scott’s wife and kids, Bryan Inc.â€”bowing Sunday at 10 p.m. ET/PTâ€”spotlights the role Sarah Baeumler has had for years alongside her husband. While viewers have seen Sarah weighing in on design tips during House of Bryan: The Last Straw, where the couple built a forever home, and participating in Season 1 of Home to Win, she’s been part ofÂ Baeumler Quality Construction since Day 1.
“I’ve always been involved in the company, but more on the office side,” she says. “Bryan’s the guy on-site managing the projects and I was part of the office team looking at marketing and branding. I dabbled in design in House of Bryan. This is the first time Bryan has said, ‘I think it would be good for you to see our side of the business and understand what it means, from the ground up.'”
“I think the view out there is that Sarah shops,” Bryan says. “She runs theÂ Baeumler Family Foundation, totes our four kids around and has been heavily involved in the construction company for 15 years. The only difference with this show is that we’re filming Sarah’s involvement.”
The education starts immediately on Sunday night when the pair purchase two homes, with a plan to renovate and flip them for profit. Sarah, project manager, quickly learns working within home-buying and design budgets is easier said than done. Throw in designing the company’s offices, keeping their media company and production company on track and … oh yeah … parenting four kids, and the duo haveÂ a tough task ahead of them. Episodes catch the pair on the construction sites, in the office, with the children … just a typical day in the Baeumler’s lives.
“There are big, big stakes with this show,” Bryan explains. “There is a name on the side of my truck that my father threatened me with my life if I ruined.Â The reality of that, versus let’s just break the bank to get exactly what we want … I think people will get a welcome peek into that side of it.”
Moving the McGillivrays airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HGTV Canada.
Bryan Inc. airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on HGTV Canada.
Scott McGillivrayÂ andÂ Bryan Baeumler, two ofÂ HGTV Canadaâ€™sÂ biggest stars, team up for two-hours of canâ€™t-miss television this fall with back-to-back series premieres of Canadian Original seriesÂ Moving the McGillivraysÂ andÂ Bryan Inc. BeginningÂ September 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, Canadians get a closer look at Scott McGillivray and his endearing family as he builds their forever home in Moving the McGillivrays. AtÂ 10 p.m. ET/PT, Bryan Baeumler invites fans to experience the trials and tribulations of managing a contracting business inÂ Bryan Inc. With his wife Sarah Baeumler taking on the high-pressure role of project manager, the pair tackles two high-stakes renovations. Each series is accompanied by a robust digital component atÂ HGTV.caÂ that gives fans a closer look at the personal and professional lives of their favourite HGTV Canada all-stars through digital short series.
In Moving the McGillivrays, viewers get an unprecedented glimpse into Scottâ€™s personal life with his wife, Sabrina, and their two girls as they build their dream home. While involved in every decision and building detail, Scott and Sabrina also have to juggle being parents with two active kids. Scottâ€™s worked on an incredible number of homes but now heâ€™s working for his family, his toughest client yet. The McGillivrays havenâ€™t lost sight of the fact that there are families who need support on the home front. Scott helps build a home for a hard-working family in need, all while making sure his new house is completed on time and on budget. There is laughter and a few tears when both homes are move-in ready and two familiesâ€™ dreams come true.
After each episode, fans can visitÂ HGTV.caÂ for two brand new digital short series featuring Scott with his family and never-before-seen rooms to be revealed later in the season. In the candid seriesÂ Kick Back with Scott, the contractorâ€™s family, including his mom, wife, daughters, brother and best friend all sit down with the star to ask burning questions and uncover never before heard stories. When heâ€™s not busy being a contractor, Scott is busy being a dad and that means driving his two girls around. These trips result in hilarious and candid conversations between Scott and his daughters, with the best moments caught on tape in the new seriesÂ Moments with the McGillivrays. Additional how-to videos and heartwarming personal stories from Scottâ€™s life go live each week on the site.
The second-half of Sunday nightâ€™s stellar lineup stars Bryan Baeumler and his wife, Sarah Baeumler, in the new seriesÂ Bryan Inc. Bryan and Sarah worked together to build their own home, but now Bryan has hired Sarah as a project manager at his construction company. Together, theyâ€™ll buy, renovate, and sell homes for a profit. Sarah may be the boss at home but itâ€™s Bryan who has the final say at the office. While managing their roles as builder and project manager, husband and wife, Bryan and Sarah must also balance their busy home life with four active kids: â€œQâ€ (11), Charlotte (10), Lincoln (5) and Jojo (3). Working together is bound to impact their relationship as Bryan and Sarahâ€™s competing tastes and differing visions cause hiccups, but their humour and signature banter see them through every struggle. Theyâ€™ll have to overcome challenges and surprises together if they want to make a profit on two major flips.
AtÂ HGTV.ca, Bryan and Sarah host 39 short-form videos across two new digital short series. InÂ The B Team, Canadians catch up with the family that they have come to love over four seasons of hit-seriesÂ House of Bryan. Itâ€™s a behind-the-scenes look at their country lifestyle and hectic but always fun family life.Â Sarah, who continues to juggle her role as mom, wife, entrepreneur, and now project manager, stars in her own digital short seriesÂ Ask Sarah. In the videos, Sarah answers fan questions from her social media pages, provides advice, and reveals tips and secrets she uses to keep her busy life in check.