HGTV Canada Is The Hottest Address For New And Returning Series This Fall

Mike Holmes Rescues Unfortunate Homeowners In The All-New Series Holmes Makes It Right

Bryan Baeumler Is Giving More Homeowners What They Need In The Second Season Of The Hit Show Leave It To Bryan

Unique New Formats Join HGTV's Fall Schedule

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TORONTO, July 23, 2012 /CNW/ - Highly anticipated brand-new and returning series are filling the fall schedule on HGTV Canada, bringing big entertainment, dynamic stories and compelling characters to Canadians. Featuring its refreshed on-air look, this fall HGTV is jam-packed with favourite celebrity hosts, new versions of international hit formats and enticing original series, all beginning the week of August 27.

HGTV's most trusted celebrity contractors Mike Holmes and Bryan Baeumler are giving homeowners the hands-on help they need in new and returning series. The second season of HGTV's successful Leave It To Bryan begins Thursday August 30 at 10pm ET/PT. Bryan is once again asking Canadians to give him their keys and their trust as he decides which part of their home gets renovated.  Homeowners quickly find out that what they want and what they need may not be the same reno. The all-new Holmes Makes It Right finds homeowners whose houses, lives and finances have been brutally disrupted by unimaginable disasters. Beginning Tuesday October 16 at 9pm ET/PT, Mike takes on larger-than-life catastrophes that would make other contractors run.

"HGTV Canada's robust fall schedule, stacked with the network's favourite personalities, a number of captivating new faces and compelling unique stories, reflects our ongoing efforts to bring Canadians more highly entertaining content than ever before," says Barb Williams, Senior Vice President of Content, Shaw Media.

The exciting new series and formats coming to HGTV Canada show off exotic locales, test household risks and exhibit some very eccentric characters. Live Here, Buy This is a brand-new series showcasing properties available anywhere in the world for the same price as one home in Canada, beginning August 27 at 10pm ET/PT. Whether the dream destination is Vancouver, San Francisco or Venice, this series shows Canadians what life could be like in paradise. Premiering on August 30 at 9pm ET/PT, Four Houses Canada is the first Canadian edition of ITV Studios' hit UK format May The Best House Win. Featuring four house-proud Canadians touring each other's homes with a critical eye, each home is given a grade and the house with the highest score wins not only the $1,000 prize - but also the pride. The all-new series House Hazards, premiering October 16 at 10pm ET/PT, is a completely new experience for HGTV viewers. A mind-boggling array of potential domestic disasters will be put to the test, whether it's determining the effects of a metal spoon in your microwave or watching what happens when you spill a whole bottle of dish detergent into a high power hot tub.

A brand-new site for now features completely original image galleries, a sleek new full-screen video streaming experience of episodes after they air, the Find A Pro section which helps find real screened professionals in Canada, and more information on the shows and hosts fans love. To explore the new site and get more information on the fall schedule visit

Brand New Series Include:

Live Here, Buy This (26x30min) 
(World Broadcast Premiere)
Back-to-back episodes Mondays at 10pm ET/PT, beginning August 27
What if you up and sold everything? Where could you afford to live and how? Live Here, Buy This tantalizes homeowners with properties around the world that equal the cost of their current home. We'll show you what your life could look like in paradise!

Four Houses Canada (13x30min)
(World Broadcast Premiere)
Thursdays at 9pm ET/PT, beginning August 30
In Four Houses Canada, four proud homeowners open their doors to each other and prepare to critique and be criticized. It's the ultimate Open House experience…and absolutely nothing is off limits! They'll judge each other's houses in terms of interior design, comfort, functionality and the overall viewing experience, and secretly score each other out of ten. The homeowner with the highest score wins $1,000, a spread in Style at Home magazine and bragging rights.

Design Star All Stars (4x60min)
(Canadian Broadcast Premiere)
Fridays at 10pm ET/PT, beginning August 31
Hosted by David Bromstad, six of the most memorable finalists from past seasons of HGTV Design Star will battle it out for a second chance in the spotlight. Celebrity guest judges include Emily Procter of CSI: Miami and Mindy Cohn from The Facts of Life, along with HGTV hosts Carter Oosterhouse and Monica Pedersen. The winning designer will receive an appearance on an HGTV show, $25,000 and the first Design Star All Stars champion title.

Celebrities at Home (13x30min)
(Canadian Broadcast Premiere)
Back-to-back episodes Fridays at 9pm ET/PT, beginning September 7
Hosted by Nancy O'Dell, co-host of Entertainment Tonight, Celebrities at Home gives fans an inside look at the interiors and exteriors of celebrity homes. This season features celebs like Backstreet Boys' AJ McLean, country singer Naomi Judd, Days of Our Lives star Deidre Hall, fashionista and comedian Melissa Rivers and more. See what it's like to live like the stars!

White Room Challenge (13x60min)
(Canadian Broadcast Premiere)
Fridays at 10pm ET/PT, beginning September 28
Up-and-coming and established designers from across the US compete to create the most original, eccentric and outrageous rooms you've ever seen, made from strange or unusual items. The grand prize? $10,000 in cash! Hosted by David Bromstad (HGTV Design Star) and a judging panel headed by Jamie Durie (The Outdoor Room), this is sure to be fast-paced, fresh and full of creative makeovers!

Holmes Makes It Right (9x60min) 
(World Broadcast Premiere)
Tuesdays at 9pm ET/PT, beginning October 16
In this brand-new series Canada's most trusted contractor helps unfortunate homeowners whose homes, lives and finances have been brutally disrupted by disastrous events and renovations. Mike Holmes takes on catastrophes that would make other contractors run. With the same commitment to high standards that is at the forefront in Holmes on Homes and Holmes Inspection, Holmes Makes It Right will feature Mike at his hands-on best - strapping on a tool belt, and helping desperate homeowners.

House Hazards (14x30)
(World Broadcast Premiere)
Tuesdays at 10pm ET/PT, beginning October 16
In this entertaining new show a mind-boggling array of potential domestic disasters are put to the test. Whether it's determining what happens if you leave a metal spoon in your microwave or watching what happens when you spill a whole bottle of dish detergent into a high power hot tub - every domestic disaster imaginable is tested in House Hazards.

New Seasons Include:

Kitchen Cousins - Season 2
(Canadian Broadcast Premiere)
Mondays at 8pm ET/5pm PT beginning August 27
Everyone wants to have their dream kitchen, and it's the Kitchen Cousins' job to make it a reality! Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri run a New Jersey-based family construction company that focuses on turning mediocre kitchens into masterpieces.   

Urban Suburban - Season 2 (26x30)
(World Broadcast Premiere)
Tuesdays at 8pm ET/5pm PT beginning August 28
Brother and sister real estate experts Philip DuMoulin and Sarah Daniels face off in each episode as they guide families through urban and suburban houses - competing to find each family their perfect location, price, and home.

House Hunters International
(Canadian Broadcast Premiere)
Wednesdays at 8pm ET/5pm PT beginning August 29
This spinoff of the wildly popular House Hunters globe trots from Sao Paolo to Prague. Home hunters and their real estate agents check out all sorts of architectural styles and work through the idiosyncrasies of buying real estate in other countries. In any language, home buying is an emotional experience.

House Hunters
(Canadian Broadcast Premiere)
Wednesdays at 9pm ET/PT beginning August 29
House Hunters takes viewers behind the scenes as individuals, couples and families learn what to look for and decide whether or not a home is meant for them. Focusing on the emotional experience of finding and purchasing a new home, each episode shows the process as buyers search for a home.

Leave It To Bryan - Season 2 (26x30)
(World Broadcast Premiere)
Thursdays at 10pm ET/PT, beginning August 30
Favourite HGTV personality Bryan Baeumler makes homeowner dreams come true - even if it's not the dream they were expecting. After showing Bryan their homes and outlining their hopes, homeowners leave Bryan with their budget - and their house - for him to make the final decision on the reno. Will they return to a stainless steel kitchen or a functional new roof? A storage-laden bathroom or a living room fit to entertain?

HGTV Canada is a Shaw Media Network

About Shaw Communications Inc.

Shaw is a diversified communications and media company, providing consumers with broadband cable television, High-Speed Internet, Home Phone, telecommunications services (through Shaw Business), satellite direct-to-home services (through Shaw Direct) and engaging programming content (through Shaw Media). Shaw serves 3.4 million customers, through a reliable and extensive fibre network. Shaw Media operates one of the largest conventional television networks in Canada, Global Television, and 19 specialty networks including HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY and Showcase. Shaw is traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in the S&P/TSX 60 Index (Symbol: TSX - SJR.B, NYSE - SJR). For more information about Shaw, please visit

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