Shaw Media has confirmed an agreement with ITV Studios Global Entertainment to produce the first Canadian edition of ITV Studios’ hit format May The Best House Win, and has joined forces with Canadian production company Proper Television on the production of the series.
May The Best House Win has had massive success in the UK thanks to the colourful homeowners who have no qualms boasting about their homes, and rating the homes of others.
Proud homeowners are currently being cast across Southern Ontario, with more information available at www.hgtv.ca/castingcall. May The Best House Win is slated to premiere on HGTV Canada in Fall 2012.
“May The Best House Win has achieved great success in the UK and our partnership with ITV Studios Global Entertainment and Proper Television enables us to bring the first-ever Canadian edition of this fantastic series to our viewers,” said Barbara Williams, Senior Vice President of Content, Shaw Media. “HGTV is exploring new territory through this format, adding more character-driven content to our already diverse slate of highly entertaining home-related hits.”
“Proper Television excels at showcasing Canadian stories and now we put that focus on Canadian homes,” says Guy O’Sullivan, President, Proper Television. “May the Best House Win is a true peer review show where only the best house will win.”
Tobi de Graaff, Director Global Television Distribution, ITV Studios Global Entertainment said: “May The Best House Win is a returning hit in the UK and has been commissioned by countries across Europe. We’re delighted that Shaw Media and Proper Television are giving Canadian viewers the opportunity to enjoy the series and look forward to seeing some beautiful Canadian homes!”
Based on ITV Studios’ popular format, each episode of May The Best House Win features four competitive homeowners who think that their pad is the place to be. After touring each other’s homes with a critical eye the participants give each home a grade, and the homeowner with the highest score wins not only the pride but the $1000 prize. Whether it’s a condo or a castle, these house-proud Canadians will fight for the right to call their home the best. Distributed by ITV Studios Global Entertainment, May The Best House Win is produced in the UK, Germany, Spain and Belgium.
May The Best House Win is currently casting in and around Southern Ontario. For further information about appearing on the show, please visit www.hgtv.ca/castingcall.