I Wrecked My House Premiere

Put down the duct tape and back away slowly! Laser-witted comedian Steve Patterson hosts HGTV Canada’s newest home renovation show, guaranteed to combine laughs with spectacular home transformations. The 14-episode series, I Wrecked My House, premieres April 28 with back-to-back episodes at 10pm ET/PT on HGTV Canada.

Patterson meets the country’s worst home renovators as they show him their ridiculous – and sometimes ingenious – attempts to repair their homes. The result is nothing short of appalling: missing load-bearing walls, plumbing fixed with duct tape, cabinets built in front of windows and lots of spray foam that’s actually keeping some houses from collapsing.

But this is a rescue mission. All of the homeowners get a phenomenal renovation led by award-winning contractor Dave Rannala and his talented reno team, which includes top-notch carpenters (and prank-loving brothers) Andrew and Matt Carson.

You need a license to drive a car but you don’t need a license to own a home. I Wrecked My House hits home that point by featuring homeowners who have quite literally wrecked their houses.

“We’ve searched high and low for the unhandiest homeowners with a knack for the eccentric and the ability to cause more damage than fixes,” says Tim Alp, Executive Producer, Mountain Road Productions. “Though they were well-meaning, it’s actually a wonder how some of their houses are still standing.”

New episodes will air Tuesdays at 10pm ET/PT, followed by an encore episode from the previous week at 10:30pm ET/PT.

Steve Patterson is a three-time Best Comic award-winner, best known for the wildly successful radio show, The Debaters and comic juggernaut, Just for Laughs. He has just launched a new comedy tour, I Laugh Therefore I Think.

Twitter: @HGTVCanada / @IWreckedMyHouse
Facebook: Facebook.com/HGTV.ca  / Facebook.com/IWreckedMyHouse

HGTV Canada is a Shaw Media Network.

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About Mountain Road Productions Ltd.
Since 1997, Mountain Road Productions has become synonymous with originality and excellence in the television production industry. The company has produced multiple critically-acclaimed and award-winning series, specializing in factual, home renovation, comedy and lifestyle programming. For more about Mountain Road visit www.mountainroad.ca

For media inquiries, please contact:

Margaret Robitaille
Communications Manager
Mountain Road Productions

Cathy Kurzbock
Publicity Manager, HGTV Canada
Shaw Media