HGTV Canada and MEM cement greenlight for Renovation Resort, season 2

Jan 11, 2024

(L-R: Bryan Baeumler and Scott McGillivray)
Photo courtesy of HGTV Canada.

The Corus Studios Original Series is Currently Casting Pairs of Renovation Pros to Compete for $100,000 Grand Prize

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TORONTO, January 11, 2024 – HGTV Canada and MEM announce today the Season 2 greenlight of Renovation Resort. Following the success of Season 1 as the #1 Canadian original series on Specialty in Spring 2023*, the new season will feature four all-new renovation and design duos competing to create the ultimate vacation rental. Season 2 of Renovation Resort will air on HGTV Canada and be available to stream live and on-demand on STACKTV.

HGTV Canada’s Scott McGillivray and Bryan Baeumler return as co-hosts and judges in the eight-episode season distributed by Corus Studios. Scott and Bryan will decide which team takes home the title of Renovation Resort Champion and a game-changing prize of $100,000.

Casting is currently underway for four new pairs of renovation pros to compete in a battle to transform empty shells into one-of-a-kind vacation properties. The pairs will be put to the test, each renovating and redesigning one of the resort’s four cabins; as well as creating unique, multi-season outdoor backyard spaces. Interested applicants can apply here.

Viewers can also watch Scott McGillivray this Spring in Season 5 of Scott’s Vacation House Rules, where he and design partner Debra Salmoni show homeowners how to transform their vacation properties into profitable pieces of paradise. Production on Season 6 of the Corus Studios series is currently underway by MEM and is expected to premiere in 2025.

Renovation Resort and Scott’s Vacation House Rules are produced by MEM, Scott McGillivray is CEO, Angela Jennings is President, Nanci MacLean is COO, and Kelly Wray is Executive Producer. For Corus Studios and HGTV Canada, Troy Reeb is Executive Vice President of Content and Networks, Lisa Godfrey is Senior Vice President of Original Content and Corus Studios, Rachel Nelson is Vice President of Original Content. Debbie Brown is HGTV Canada’s Executive in Charge of Production for Renovation Resort, and Dora Fong is the HGTV Canada Executive in Charge of Production for Scott’s Vacation House Rules.

HGTV Canada can be streamed via STACKTV, available on Amazon Prime Video Channels, Bell Fibe TV app, FuboTV, Rogers Ignite TV and Ignite SmartStream. The network is also available through all major TV distributors, including Bell, Cogeco, Rogers, SaskTel, Shaw, Shaw Direct, Telus and Videotron.

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*Numeris PPM Data, SP’23 (Jan 2/23 – May 28/23) – confirmed data, Total Canada, 3+ airings, CDN SPEC COM ENG excluding sports, based on AMA(000), A25-54


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