Big Brother may have been eliminated this year, but Nine’s newest show in development could be hoping to take its place next year.
Home Run, developed by The Block’s Julian Cress and David Barbour is described as “the biggest renovation competition to hit Australian television.”
The show will air on the Nine Network in the first-half of 2009, Monday-Friday. If it is stripped as a 7pm show, it could attempt to go where TEN’s renovation contest, The Hothouse, failed.
Across the series interior designers will battle it out as they make over everyday Australian family homes. The homes will be the stage where “the designers will wage war on each other until only one remains and takes out the ultimate prize.”
“The Block, and more recently, The Chopping Block, have proven that Australians have a huge appetite for a new approach to makeover shows” says Julian Cress. “They are shows that combine many of the DIY elements viewers are familiar with but add an element of human drama because the audience gets to live the renovation experience with the contestants.
Home Run comprises not just an ongoing competition between the designers but an elimination every week.
“We always try to take each new show to a new level and we’re very excited about making Home Run,” says Cress.
Last month Nine was looking for applicants in a house with two or more bedrooms that’s due for a makeover. The network is also pushing for product placement and marketing integration including “computers for design, cars for shopping, tools for construction and phones.”
However, the development of Home Run could come at the expense of a supposed 2009 return for The Block.
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