HGTV SHAW MEDIA ENTERTAINMENT ONE CARUK MEDIA
ALL-NEW SERIES BRINGS MASTER CONTRACTOR
JIM CARUK BACK TO HGTV CANADA
Gives Audiences Unprecedented Access to
The Real World of Custom Homebuilding and Renovation
Series Kicks In With A 30- Minute episode Thursday June 21 at 10:30pm ET/PT
Then Settles Into Its Regular Time Slot Next Thursday June 28 at 10:00pm ET/PT with 2 back-to-back episodes
Master Contractor Jim Caruk (Real Renos), the man behind some of Canada’s most respected custom homebuilding and renovation projects, is making his highly-anticipated return to HGTV Canada with the brand-new series Builder Boss.
Builder Boss follows the stories, the stress, and the success behind every one of Jim’s builds. Each episode documents a real-life Caruk Group job from the early days of a build right through to the finishing touches with stunning reveals of the completed spaces. Projects include a 6000 square foot Georgian mansion, a repurposed old Victorian home, a massive Charleston-style porch complete with garden, and an underground bunker created to house a golf simulator. These projects are big and complex, and each episode captures months of highs – and lows – as they unfold.
“It’s a great feeling to be back on the job with HGTV Canada, and our new producing partners at Entertainment One,” says Jim Caruk. “It’s been an incredible year, and we’re very proud of the work we’ve done on this series. We hope that audiences will come along with us for a real insider’s look at the business, and have some fun with our team along the way.”
“We are really excited to be working with Jim Caruk, the man behind one of Canada’s most respected home renovation brands,” says Michael Kot, SVP Factual Entertainment|Entertainment One Television. “Builder Boss puts Jim back on TV where he belongs; fans will no doubt flock to HGTV to watch Jim’s creative vision come to life.”
Best known for his long-running HGTV series Real Renos, Jim is a working master contractor with an award-winning business, and over 30 years experience handling homes – and clients – of every kind. Each day, Jim is busy overseeing a multi-million dollar roster of projects, and focusing on spectacular results. With Builder Boss, Jim is sharing his next-level view, once again throwing open the doors to his world.
HGTV Canada is a Shaw Media Network
About Shaw Communications Inc.:
Shaw is a diversified communications and media company, providing consumers with broadband cable television, High-Speed Internet, Home Phone, telecommunications services (through Shaw Business), satellite direct-to-home services (through Shaw Direct) and engaging programming content (through Shaw Media). Shaw serves 3.4 million customers, through a reliable and extensive fibre network. Shaw Media operates one of the largest conventional television networks in Canada, Global Television, and 18 specialty networks including HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, History Television and Showcase. Shaw is traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in the S&P/TSX 60 Index (Symbol: TSX – SJR.B, NYSE – SJR). For more information about Shaw, please visit www.shaw.ca.
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About Entertainment One:
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a leading international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. The company’s comprehensive network extends around the globe including Canada, the U.S., the UK, Ireland, Benelux, France, Germany, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Through established Entertainment and Distribution divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, family programming and merchandising and licensing. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 20,000 film and television titles, 2,500 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks.