W Network's Biggest Competition Show Ever Gives Away a House and the Land to put it on. Game of Homes Premieres March 17

  • Emmy® nominated actor Cameron Mathison hosts
  • Guest judges include W Network's Property Brothers Drew and Jonathan Scott and Jillian Harris and Todd Talbot from Love It or List It Vancouver
  • To view a trailer, please click here

TORONTO, Feb. 4, 2015 /CNW/ - This March, Corus Entertainment presents the premiere of W Network's biggest competition series yet, Game of Homes (8X60). Hosted by Emmy® nominated actor Cameron Mathison (All My Children, 54), the Vancouver-based series follows four teams of two amateur home renovators as they compete for the prize of a lifetime – a house and a plot of land to put it on. Produced by Great Pacific Media in association with W Network, Game of Homes premieres Tuesday, March 17 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on W Network.

"Game of Homes is the biggest series of its kind for W Network," said John MacDonald, Vice President, Television, Head of Corus Women and Family, Corus Entertainment. "We've taken over the harbourfront of downtown Vancouver and challenged four teams of amateurs to transform four tear downs into their dream homes. They'll be joined by renowned guest judges including Property Brothers Drew and Jonathan Scott, and Jillian Harris and Todd Talbot of Love It or List It: Vancouver in their pursuit of a once in a lifetime final prize. The show features contestants with larger-than-life personalities for whom this prize means a lot more than just a great renovation, it will truly be life changing."

In Game of Homes, host Cameron Mathison guides the teams as they compete for the ultimate prize. The teams save rundown houses that are marked to be torn down and revive them into their dream homes, room-by-room. These condemned houses slated for the wrecking ball, are uprooted and transported by truck and barge to downtown Vancouver. Here in public view teams will work side by side, around the clock, to completely transform these dumps into show homes while living in them. They will battle small budgets, tight deadlines cramped quarters and each other for a chance to win a home and change their lives forever.

The action-packed series pits each team's skill, ingenuity and teamwork against each other. Every week, two expert judges, Cheryl Torrenueva (Home to Go, Restaurant Makeover) and Jeremy MacPherson (The Re-Inventors) assess the design and workmanship of each team's room transformation. They will be joined by celebrity guest judges including: Jillian Harris and Todd Talbot from W Network's Love It or List It Vancouver; Drew and Jonathan Scott from W Network's Property Brothers; CMT's Kortney and Dave Wilson; Colin and Justin (Colin and Justin's Home Heist, I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here); Kelly Deck (Take it Outside); and Dee Dee Eustace (Love By Design, Real Designing Women). In the grand finale, the public will also cast their vote on which team has achieved the most spectacular home renovation.

"Securing a 60,000 square foot waterfront site in the heart of Vancouver, and moving four houses at 88,000 lbs. each was a monstrous undertaking. The results are a mesmerizing new setting for home renovation competition, with the highest stakes of all; a new home," said Blair Reekie Series Producer of Great Pacific Media.

The teams include fiery and competitive father/daughter duo Ray and Crystal Moon, who want to help Crystal get a leg up in Vancouver's expensive housing market; PJ (Pawar) and Nina Johar who want to win the house so that they can provide Nina's mother a wonderful space that is rent free; vibrant and confident couple Charlotte Fenton and Sean Duncan; and recently engaged pair Disa Ottosdottir and Russell Schaper-Kotter who are hoping to begin their lives together in a new home.

Series host, Cameron Mathison has graced the screen in both film and television projects. Mathison, a Sarnia, Ontario native, made his feature film debut in 54, opposite Salma Hayek and Ryan Phillippe, he followed that role up with the independent movie Washed Up and the feature film The Surrogate, which was released in 2013. A man of many talents, Mathison, is a featured contributor for ABC's Good Morning America and Entertainment Tonight, and has also appeared on the fifth season of ABC's Dancing with the Stars, where he advanced all the way to Week nine. 

During production, Nickel Bros. LLC moved the homes to their renovation location on the picturesque Vancouver waterfront. The Brick, Benjamin Moore and 3M are sponsoring the series and supply teams with renovation and design materials throughout the competition. The Brick is the official retail sponsor and supplied all four teams with furniture, mattresses, appliances and big screen TV's. As part of the series, competitors visited a Brick location with shopping spree access for their appliances and to furnish the bedrooms, dens, and dining rooms. All featured furniture in the room renovation reveals were provided by the Brick. Both Benjamin Moore and 3M products were available throughout the series to the teams from a custom paint and supply station. All of the paint was supplied by Benjamin Moore with additional colour consultations and product selection advice provided to the teams. Teams worked with 3M products including ScotchBlue(TM) Painter's Tape, Command(TM) hooks and Scotch-Brite(TM) sponges.

For more information on these series, please visit wnetwork.com/GameofHomes.To download hi-res photos, click here

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For further information: Danielle Sefton, Corus Entertainment, 416.479.6094, danielle.sefton@corusent.com; Lesley Diana, Unit Publicist, Great Pacific Media, 604.726.5575, lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca

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