Electus snags international rights for Home Free
Michelle Clancy | 30 April 2015
Electus International has picked up the tape and format rights for Home Free, a home improvement reality contest.
Nine couples are challenged to revive one run-down home every week. During each episode, the couples have tasks designed to test and challenge the skills of the do-it-yourself enthusiasts.
From Relativity Television and executive producer Tom Forman (Extreme Makeover: Home Edition), and hosted by professional contractor Mike Holmes (Holmes on Homes), the eight-episode unscripted series will premiere in the US in June on FOX.
Holmes will be with the competitors every step of the way – picking apart their work and demanding they meet his high standards, while also sharing his expertise and guidance. In a surprise twist, when the work is done for the day, the couples don't have far to travel to get home ... because not only must they work together to restore the home, they must also all live together in the same dilapidated home round-the-clock.
Each week, the couples with the best work will move forward in the competition, while the couple that didn't perform up to code will face elimination. Eliminations will continue each week, until only two couples remain, who will fight to the finish to win their ultimate dream home.
"Home Free represents the next step in the home makeover genre," said John Pollak, president of Electus International. "The series has all the 'wow' moments and DIY tips audiences have come to expect from a home-makeover show, combined with the excitement and surprises of a competition series. This show will have global resonance and we're excited to bring it to audiences around the world."