FOX acquires CTV original Holmes Family Effect

Holmes Family Effect
The Mike Holmes-fronted renovation series becomes the latest Canadian show to land a high-profile sale into the U.S.

Holmes Family Effect has become the latest Canadian series to secure a high-profile sale south of the border, with U.S. broadcaster FOX picking up the Mike Holmes-fronted renovation series for its 2020/21 midseason schedule.

The four-part Bell Media original will air on FOX following its broadcast premiere in Canada on CTV in early 2021.

The show follows the professional contractor and television host as he looks to surprise and transform the lives of unsuspecting community leaders with help from his daughter, Sherry, and son, Michael. It was greenlit as part of Bell Media’s 2019 Upfront, when it was revealed that Holmes was switching networks after nearly two decades as one of the faces of Corus Entertainment’s HGTV Canada.

For renovation veteran Holmes, the deal represents a return to FOX after he co-hosted after he hosted the reality-competition series Home Free from 2015 to 2016.

Bell Media and FOX Entertainment have inked a number of deals recently, including CTV’s acquisition of The Masked Singer and the upcoming spin-off The Masked Dancer.

International sales on Holmes Family Effect are handled by Bell Media Distribution. With a U.S. deal now secured, Mike Cosentino, president, content and programming, Bell Media, noted that the company’s attention will turn to selling the project beyond North America.

The factual series is produced by Make It Right Productions in association with CTV. Mike Holmes is executive producer, Grant Greschuk is series producer and Paul McConvey is supervising producer. For Bell Media, Tina Apostolopoulos is production executive.