- Series premieres Monday, May 9 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
- Introducing hosts designer Dan Vickery and realtor Elisa Goldhawke
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TORONTO, April 4, 2016 /CNW/ - W Network puts a new twist on the internationally popular Love It or List It franchise with an all-new spin-off series, Love It or List It Vacation Homes premiering Monday, May 9 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Produced by Big Coat Productions, in association with W Network, Love It or List It Vacation Homes showcases vacation properties with unique architectural designs in Ontario and British Columbia. The series introduces designer, Dan Vickery (HGTV's Design Star) and realtor, Elisa Goldhawke as hosts who face off against each other in an attempt to persuade vacation homeowners' to either keep their renovated property or move to a new vacation home.
"Love It or List It Vacation Homes is the perfect extension of our hit franchise series, Love It or List It and Love It or List It Vancouver" said John MacDonald, Executive Vice President, Head of Women and Family, Corus Entertainment. "Dan and Elisa have amazing chemistry on screen that both new and old fans of the other popular series will love. They are a great addition to the Love It or List It family."
"The support audiences have shown our hit series over the years has been unbelievable, and we're delighted to build on the success of the Love It or List It franchise," said Maria Armstrong, Executive Producer, Big Coat Productions. "Like the original, Love It or List It Vacation Homes will continue to share compelling family stories, but this time set against the beautiful back drop of some of Canada's most spectacular landscapes and vacation retreats."
"We've given our classic treatment a fresh, vacation-themed twist," adds Catherine Fogarty, Co-Executive Producer, Big Coat Productions. "Love It or List It fans are sure to love the quirky new dynamic the hosts bring to this new show as they battle it out in some of the most beautiful and remote settings across the country."
In Love It or List It Vacation Homes, the homeowners' love affair with their vacation property has fizzled and they are faced with the dilemma of whether they should love it or list it. And so begins the rivalry between designer and realtor. It's up to creative designer Dan, to renovate and re-design the homeowners' current vacation property so that they will "love it" and stay. Whereas fearless realtor Elisa must pull out all the stops to find the homeowners a beautiful new vacation property that checks all the boxes on their wish list, persuading them to "list it" and put their current property on the market.
Each episode takes viewers on an emotional roller-coaster ride, as Dan and Elisa battle it out for the homeowners' allegiance. Dan will have to overcome the hidden surprises that come with every reno, and deliver a breathtaking transformation. Meanwhile, Elisa will have to do everything in her power to find a beautiful vacation home for clients with high expectations and zero tolerance for failure. Whether Dan has to deal with a septic tank calamity or Elisa has to track down that perfect waterfront location, each episode ends with that all important question – will they love it or list it?
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About Big Coat Productions
Big Coat Productions is a Gemini Award-winning, independent television production company headquartered in Toronto with offices in Vancouver and North Carolina. Established in 2000 by executive producing partners, Catherine Fogarty and Maria Armstrong, Big Coat Productions earned global industry recognition for its original programming successes, including the long-running series Love It or List It. Specializing in unscripted entertainment-based programming and documentaries, Big Coat Productions has built its solid reputation on delivering innovative, enduring, and engaging productions of the highest quality.
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