HGTV Canada preps two new originals

Save My Reno and Backyard Builds have been added to the specialty channel's spring lineup.

HGTV Canada has added two Canadian originals to its spring lineup.

The Corus Entertainment-owned specialty will debut Save My Reno (14 x 30 minutes) on April 5 at 10 p.m.  The lifestyle series, produced by Vancouver-based Great Pacific Media in association with Corus, follows hosts Sebastian Clovis and Sabrina Smelko as they help cash-strapped homeowners renovate on a budget. 

After each episode of Save My Reno, 360-degree videos revealing renovated rooms will be posted online.

On April 6 at 10 p.m., HGTV will premiere Backyard Builds, produced by Toronto-based Frantic Films and Corus Entertainment. The series features contractor Brian McCourt and interior designer Sarah Keenleyside who together transform boring backyards into unique retreats.

To accompany Backyard Builds, Corus will also roll out online how-to videos for DIY outdoor projects inspired by each linear episode.

Corus greenlit both series in July 2016.

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