“We took the best of what worked in all the previous shows, and by doing this, allowed this show to be different,” says Holmes, a veteran of other HGTV series including Holmes on Homes, Holmes Inspection and Canada’s Handyman Challenge.
The new series will follow Holmes as he challenges himself more than ever — whether it’s completely demolishing and re-building an $80,000 contracting job gone wrong or as he rescues families and communities from problems they never saw coming — there’s no project too sizable for him to take on.
He is also promising lots of drama, at the same time, keeping it real. “This is as real as TV ever gets.” But always, the main focus will be on what can be learned, he says. In Holmes Makes it Right, he will also be adding pricing information, how much each project actually costs and how much time it took to do each project.
In Episode 1 which airs Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 9 p.m on HGTV called “A Case of the Shingles,” Holmes helps an elderly couple make repairs to a bad roof that has plagued the family for 40 years. As usual he gets more than he bargained for, including having to rebuild and reshingle an entire roof while dealing with temperatures in excess of 40 degrees Celsius.
One episode has Holmes redesigning and building Toronto’s High Park Playground after it was destroyed by arson. It was, according to Holmes, a great example of “the community stepping up, picking up the hammer and rising to the challenge.”
Another episode has Holmes and crew building an accessible outdoor deck and dining area for a teacher paralyzed in a horrible hit and run, “To make it right and help these families I go beyond the surface and behind the walls,” says Holmes. “For each job in Holmes Makes It Right I’m shocked at what we find. But like every job I take on, we do what it takes to get the job done right.”