There are a few new shows debuting on HGTV Canada this week. Which ones will you be watching?
Battle on the Block
Host: Genevieve Gorder
When: Tuesday @ 9:00PM
Premise: Battle On the Block is a fun, character-driven home makeover show where three neighbouring families compete against one another in an effort to design and build one new room from scratch, all in the span of a single weekend! The winner not only gets $10,000 but also bragging rights in the neighbourhood.
Will I be watching? This sounds like a mini version of my favourite all-time home show, The Block. But I can can only take so much of Genevieve Gorder and her baby voice. Might watch.
Host: David Bromstad
When: Weekdays @ 10:00AM & 3:30PM
Premise: Design Star champion, David Bromstad, won a slot as host of the new series, Color Splash. He brings his exuberance, passion, decorating savvy and unwavering belief that "color is the root of great design" to transform tired rooms for homeowners each week into vibrant, unforgettable spaces — while he teaches us to do the same in our homes.
Will I be watching? You bet!!
My First Sale
When: Monday @ 8:00PM
Premise: Think buying your first place is tough? Try selling it! My First Sale takes the proven and successful docudrama format of My First Place and turns it upside down — telling the story from the seller's point of view. Selling your first place means the stakes are even higher than when you purchased. More pressure, more jeopardy, more to gain — and potentially thousands to lose. For HGTV viewers, My First Sale has even more drama and, most important, more valuable takeaways to help viewers make top dollar on their own sale.
Will I be watching? Probably, but might get bored of it after a while.
Selling New York
Host(s): Michelle Kleier, Ian Kleier, Shaun Osher, John Gomes
When: Wednesday @ 9:00PM
Premise: They are assertive, razor-sharp and always compelling real estate brokers in the country's most competitive market. In a city of over 8 million people, where the average sale price is over $2 million, the competition to seal the deal is stiff. Now, catch a rare glimpse into a world where a solid reputation at the top of the real estate food chain involves swimming with the sharks, going head-to-head with the best, and rubbing shoulders with the wealthiest and trendiest of New York's social, political and artistic elite. This is Selling New York.
Will I be watching? Sounds to me like the New York version of Million Dollar Listing, which I can’t stand. Might watch the first episode out of curiosity, but I’ll probably be turned off by the exorbitant prices and potentially pretentious buyers.
As for the new HGTV schedule — why do they insist on Holmes on Homes repeat overkill?? He’s still on at noon, 6:00PM, and 11:00PM every day. I assume they need a certain percentage of Canadian content, but there are so many HGTV US shows that we don’t get here — why not give us a few of those instead of showing constant repeats of the same Canadian shows??