HGTV Canada’s Urban Suburban renewed for second season and now in production

The hit HGTV Canada series Urban Suburban is back for a second season to help prospective home buyers from Victoria to Halifax faced with a tough decision:  should they make their home in the heart of the city, or will a suburban lifestyle suit them best?

Currently filming in locations from coast-to-coast, this popular series is seeking dynamic Canadian families and couples interested in tackling their real-life real estate dilemmas on-camera for the series set to air on HGTV Canada in Fall 2012.

Produced by Force Four Entertainment Inc., Urban Suburban is hosted by real estate agents and siblings Sarah Daniels and Philip DuMoulin. In each half-hour episode a family or couple that can’t agree between a home in the city or one in the suburbs turn to Sarah and Philip who go head-to-head to find the properties that they think their clients will love. Sarah takes on the suburbs while Philip champions the city, and after touring homes the buyers pick their urban or suburban favourites by factoring in price, space, convenience and lifestyle. Eventually, they decide on the perfect home and neighbourhood for their needs – and either Sarah or Philip will come out a winner.

Are you trying to convince your partner that city living is the way to go or a quiet suburban life will give you more bang for your buck? Enthusiastic Canadian families and couples that are looking for a new home, but are torn between urban and suburban, are invited to apply to appear in upcoming episodes.


Applicants should send an e-mail to with the following:


– the reasons they are moving


– the areas they are considering and why


– approximate budget


– a photo of the family


– contact information



Vancouver-based Force Four Entertainment Inc. began operations in 1983, and has now grown into one of Canada’s most successful and respected television production companies. Force Four has produced more than 300 hours of primetime broadcast programming, earning accolades on the national and international stage. 


The company’s highly successful television programs include lifestyle, documentary, and scripted programming that is sold and aired around the world.  Force Four has been awarded the prestigious Peabody Award, 10 Gemini Awards and over 25 Gemini nominations, and is owned by President Rob Bromley, Executive Producer John Ritchie, and Director of Business Affairs Gillian Lowrey.


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