HGTV Canada pays it forward with an all-star cast in the powerful, heartwarming new Corus Studios original series, Family Home Overhaul (8×60), premiering Sunday, April 26 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Viewers will get a first look at the series with a special sneak peek on April 19, during the season finale of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Hosted by ET Canada’s Cheryl Hickey, the debut season will see 14 of the network’s top contractors and designers pair up in each episode, to transform the homes of eight inspirational families nominated by their communities.
Whether it’s providing shelter to those in need, overcoming life-altering health issues, or donating all of their time and resources to support a cause close to their heart – these eight homeowners are always the first to give back to their communities, despite the personal hardships they encounter. With little time for the four walls around them, these families could use a major home renovation.
Together with Cheryl Hickey, HGTV Canada contractors and designers Kate Campbell, Sebastian Clovis, Dave Coleman, Joey Fletcher, Sarah Keenleyside, Dave Kenney, Brian McCourt, Scott McGillivray, Mia Parres, Tiffany Pratt, Samantha Pynn, Tommy Smythe, Kortney Wilson and Dave Wilson, work together to provide these selfless families with life-changing renovations.
Enlisting the help of friends and neighbours, each project is customized to perfectly reflect the unique needs of each family. While the renovation is underway, the family gets whisked away on a well-deserved one week vacation. Upon their return, the remarkable reveal of their newly renovated home is celebrated by the community and team that made it all happen.
“ Family Home Overhaul is an outstanding example of our growing Corus Studios slate – driving home captivating storytelling through giving back to the families who have made such an extraordinary impact in their communities,” said Lisa Godfrey, Vice President of Original Content, Corus Entertainment. “We can’t wait for audiences to see our HGTV Canada stars lend their unmatched expertise and skills to help these incredible homeowners in this powerful new series.”
Family Home Overhaul is produced by Proper Television in association with Corus Entertainment’s HGTV Canada. Corus Entertainment’s Original Content team driving its slate of unscripted series is helmed by industry executive Lisa Godfrey as Vice President of Original Content and supported by Krista Look (Director of Lifestyle Content), and Andrea Griffith (Production Executive). Proper Television is represented by executive producers Allison Grace, Cathie James and Lesia Capone, and series producer Derek Miller.
Sponsors for Family Home Overhaul include home furnishings from Wayfair; window and door provider Landmark Home Solutions; travel from Air Transat; bathroom and kitchen fixture provider American Standard; official insulator supplier to HGTV Canada ROCKWOOL; construction equipment by Kubota; and Diabetes Canada is featured.