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Fox Acquires Canadian Reality Series ‘Holmes Family Effect’ Starring Mike Holmes For Midseason

Fox Acquires Canadian Reality Series ‘Holmes Family Effect’ Starring Mike Holmes For Midseason

Exclusive: Fox has acquired CTV’s Holmes Family Effect, an unscripted series starring home renovation contractor and TV personality Mike Holmes, from Bell Media for a midseason 2020-21 premiere. The four-part series, which has completed production, is slated to premiere in Canada on CTV in early 2021.

American broadcasters have relied on Canadian content during the pandemic. NBC’s and the CW’s fall lineups featured Canadian dramas Transplant and Coroner, respectively. With the current wave of infections sweeping the U.S. and impacting production, the networks again are reaching north for backup programming. NBC recently picked up drama Nurses.

On the unscripted side, HGTV had a success this past summer with Canadian import Renovation Island, leading to the network picking up Renovation, Inc., another series featuring contractor Bryan Baeumler and his wife, Sarah.

The deal for Holmes Family Effect marks a return to Fox for Holmes, who co-hosted the network’s 2015 reality-competition series Home Free.

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