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Not-So-Handy Duos Give it Their All in New Competition Series BLOOD, SWEAT & TOOLS, Beginning April 13 on Discovery

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TORONTO (March 25, 2015) – Tool belts fastened, hard hats on, and home improvement wannabees ready to nail it! From the producers of MASTERCHEF CANADA and CANADA’S WORST DRIVER comes the new series BLOOD, SWEAT & TOOLS, featuring a lively battle among five of Canada’s most inept home renovating couples competing for a life-changing $50,000 cash prize. Airing Mondays at 10 p.m. ET/PT beginning April 13 on Discovery, the hilarious nine-episode season is filled with chaos that tests domestic bliss.

**Media Note** Photography for BLOOD, SWEAT & TOOLS available online at BellMediaPR.ca.

Set in the iconic cottage country of Northern Ontario, BLOOD, SWEAT & TOOLS features five duos of hapless handypersons performing all manner of home renovation challenges, from installing toilets and outdoor showers, to building gazebos and repairing roofs. The teams work to impress three experts – Rob Koci of Canadian Contractor magazine, fourth-generation tradesman and carpenter, Helder Brum, and power tool expert Hillary Manion – with successful Do It Yourself (DIY) home repair projects in a bid to be named “Most Improved.” The couples must perform these DIY tasks quickly and to exacting specifications. Then, following eight episodes of hammering it out to stay alive in the competition, the final decision is left up to Canada with viewers determining the winning couple LIVE during the season finale episode. Votes will be cast throughout the finale broadcast via text and social media. Complete voting details will soon be announced.

Meet the BLOOD, SWEAT & TOOLS competitors:

Tyler&Danielle

Tyler and Danielle, Woodstock, Ont.

When it comes to handiwork, Danielle is referred to as “The Tasmanian Devil” by her husband Tyler. They’re recently married and Tyler worries about this one-woman demolition diva wreaking havoc in their new dream house in Woodstock, Ont. And with good reason! Her favourite tool is a sledgehammer which she uses liberally, no matter the job.

Nicole&Jake

Nicole and Jake, Mission, B.C.

Jake is a handyman wannabe. He’s got the belt, the safety glasses, the tools…just not the skills. His wife Nicole says he’s delusional. He actually thinks he’s top notch, boasting about his half-finished projects and saying “he’ll get back to them eventually.” He moves from project to project, leaving wanton destruction in his wake.

Fabian&Lu

Fabian and Luayn, Teeterville, Ont.
Improvisation is a good thing in comedy. But handiwork? Not so much according to Luayn, who’s sick and tired of her husband Fabian’s jimmied, makeshift, and sloppy home repair efforts. Fabian argues that he likes to wing it, and that his work is “fine” or “good enough.” Of course this sends Luayn into a tailspin (it doesn’t help that she’s a Virgo). Fabian has to learn that cutting corners just doesn’t cut it when it comes to home repairs.

Steve&R

Steve and Richelene, Winnipeg
Richelene lives with Steve…a MacGyver-like character who’s made their home a monument to bad renovations. Steve has enthusiasm to burn, tackling every project with gusto and imagination. But his self-described flair for originality has gotten the better of him countless times. For example, he repaired a bathroom leak using plastic sheeting and duct tape.

Jesse&Holly

Jesse and Holly, Penetanguishene, Ont.
Jesse and Holly could probably complete most of the unfinished projects in their home if they only learned to work together. But with one being a control freak and the other a micromanager, their home is in utter chaos. Jesse insists on doing projects his way, whether he has the skills or not. And Holly’s the backseat driver, barking orders at every step – whether SHE has the skills or not.

Highlights from the first two episodes of BLOOD, SWEAT & TOOLS are as follows:

Episode One: Let There Be Tools!
Monday, April 13 at 10 p.m. ET/ PT

In the series opener, viewers meet the five competing teams from across Canada, along with the crack team of experts who will guide them. The pairs will face three challenges – Challenge One is to build a worktable; Challenge Two is to construct a fire pit and swinging bench (this is cottage country after all!); and Challenge Three is to install a toilet. And yes, there will be a flush test! The winner of this episode is given a special prize and their photo is placed on the infamous “Wall of Just Okay”. The battle is on!

Episode Two: What’s Up, Dock?
Monday, April 20 at 10 p.m. ET/ PT

The teams get up close and friendly with water. In Challenge One, the teams must install a window. Chaos ensues as they cut holes into walls and precariously perch their glass and frame. Water is then blasted against the window to test the seal (raingear required!) Challenge Two is a quintessential cottage test: building a dock and diving board. Challenge Three requires some rudimentary plumbing skills: installing an outdoor shower and pump. Not surprisingly, the teams struggle with how to get the water from the lake to the showerhead. Some swim and others sink.

BLOOD, SWEAT & TOOLS is an original format series produced by Proper Television in association with Discovery Canada. The series is executive produced by Guy O’Sullivan and Jennifer Scott. Blair Ricard is the series producer. For Discovery, Stan Lipsey is Excutive Producer, and Edwina Follows is Director of Commissioning and Production. Ken MacDonald is Vice-President of Programming, Discovery Networks.

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Not-So-Handy Duos Give it Their All in New Competition Series BLOOD, SWEAT & TOOLS, Beginning April 13 on Discovery

BSTJudges

To tweet this release: http://bmpr.ca/19PEF65  

TORONTO (March 25, 2015) – Tool belts fastened, hard hats on, and home improvement wannabees ready to nail it! From the producers of MASTERCHEF CANADA and CANADA’S WORST DRIVER comes the new series BLOOD, SWEAT & TOOLS, featuring a lively battle among five of Canada’s most inept home renovating couples competing for a life-changing $50,000 cash prize. Airing Mondays at 10 p.m. ET/PT beginning April 13 on Discovery, the hilarious nine-episode season is filled with chaos that tests domestic bliss.

**Media Note** Photography for BLOOD, SWEAT & TOOLS available online at BellMediaPR.ca.

Set in the iconic cottage country of Northern Ontario, BLOOD, SWEAT & TOOLS features five duos of hapless handypersons performing all manner of home renovation challenges, from installing toilets and outdoor showers, to building gazebos and repairing roofs. The teams work to impress three experts – Rob Koci of Canadian Contractor magazine, fourth-generation tradesman and carpenter, Helder Brum, and power tool expert Hillary Manion – with successful Do It Yourself (DIY) home repair projects in a bid to be named “Most Improved.” The couples must perform these DIY tasks quickly and to exacting specifications. Then, following eight episodes of hammering it out to stay alive in the competition, the final decision is left up to Canada with viewers determining the winning couple LIVE during the season finale episode. Votes will be cast throughout the finale broadcast via text and social media. Complete voting details will soon be announced.

Meet the BLOOD, SWEAT & TOOLS competitors:

Tyler&Danielle

Tyler and Danielle, Woodstock, Ont.

When it comes to handiwork, Danielle is referred to as “The Tasmanian Devil” by her husband Tyler. They’re recently married and Tyler worries about this one-woman demolition diva wreaking havoc in their new dream house in Woodstock, Ont. And with good reason! Her favourite tool is a sledgehammer which she uses liberally, no matter the job.

Nicole&Jake

Nicole and Jake, Mission, B.C.

Jake is a handyman wannabe. He’s got the belt, the safety glasses, the tools…just not the skills. His wife Nicole says he’s delusional. He actually thinks he’s top notch, boasting about his half-finished projects and saying “he’ll get back to them eventually.” He moves from project to project, leaving wanton destruction in his wake.

Fabian&Lu

Fabian and Luayn, Teeterville, Ont.
Improvisation is a good thing in comedy. But handiwork? Not so much according to Luayn, who’s sick and tired of her husband Fabian’s jimmied, makeshift, and sloppy home repair efforts. Fabian argues that he likes to wing it, and that his work is “fine” or “good enough.” Of course this sends Luayn into a tailspin (it doesn’t help that she’s a Virgo). Fabian has to learn that cutting corners just doesn’t cut it when it comes to home repairs.

Steve&R

Steve and Richelene, Winnipeg
Richelene lives with Steve…a MacGyver-like character who’s made their home a monument to bad renovations. Steve has enthusiasm to burn, tackling every project with gusto and imagination. But his self-described flair for originality has gotten the better of him countless times. For example, he repaired a bathroom leak using plastic sheeting and duct tape.

Jesse&Holly

Jesse and Holly, Penetanguishene, Ont.
Jesse and Holly could probably complete most of the unfinished projects in their home if they only learned to work together. But with one being a control freak and the other a micromanager, their home is in utter chaos. Jesse insists on doing projects his way, whether he has the skills or not. And Holly’s the backseat driver, barking orders at every step – whether SHE has the skills or not.

Highlights from the first two episodes of BLOOD, SWEAT & TOOLS are as follows:

Episode One: Let There Be Tools!
Monday, April 13 at 10 p.m. ET/ PT

In the series opener, viewers meet the five competing teams from across Canada, along with the crack team of experts who will guide them. The pairs will face three challenges – Challenge One is to build a worktable; Challenge Two is to construct a fire pit and swinging bench (this is cottage country after all!); and Challenge Three is to install a toilet. And yes, there will be a flush test! The winner of this episode is given a special prize and their photo is placed on the infamous “Wall of Just Okay”. The battle is on!

Episode Two: What’s Up, Dock?
Monday, April 20 at 10 p.m. ET/ PT

The teams get up close and friendly with water. In Challenge One, the teams must install a window. Chaos ensues as they cut holes into walls and precariously perch their glass and frame. Water is then blasted against the window to test the seal (raingear required!) Challenge Two is a quintessential cottage test: building a dock and diving board. Challenge Three requires some rudimentary plumbing skills: installing an outdoor shower and pump. Not surprisingly, the teams struggle with how to get the water from the lake to the showerhead. Some swim and others sink.

BLOOD, SWEAT & TOOLS is an original format series produced by Proper Television in association with Discovery Canada. The series is executive produced by Guy O’Sullivan and Jennifer Scott. Blair Ricard is the series producer. For Discovery, Stan Lipsey is Excutive Producer, and Edwina Follows is Director of Commissioning and Production. Ken MacDonald is Vice-President of Programming, Discovery Networks.

For more information

Renee Dupuis

renee.dupuis@bellmedia.ca

Elysia Circelli

Elysia.Circelli@bellmedia.ca

About Discovery Original Productions:

Home to Bell Media’s hit factual series, Discovery – together with its related channels Animal Planet, Discovery Velocity, Investigation Discovery, and Discovery Science – has premiered an impressive number of successful Canadian programs. Discovery’s #1 Entertainment Specialty schedule is underpinned by an annual slate of more than 300 hours of original programming, including some of the channel’s most successful titles including HIGHWAY THRU HELL, CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, and COLD WATER COWBOYS. Playback magazine recently named Discovery “Channel of the Year,” referencing the strength of its Canadian-produced offerings. Discovery’s in-house production company, Exploration Production Inc. (EPI), is an award-winning producer and distributor of high-quality and critically acclaimed documentary series and specials, including MIGHTY SHIPS, MIGHTY PLANES, MEGASPEED, and Discovery’s flagship daily science and technology series DAILY PLANET.

 

About Discovery:
The world is just awesome! With compelling real-life programming that inspires and entertains, Discovery reveals the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. As Canada’s #1 entertainment specialty channel, Discovery offers a signature mix of adrenaline-charged stories, larger-than-life personalities and vivid imagery for viewers with curious minds. With the best non-fiction programming from Canada and around the world, Discovery captures the excitement of a passion for life – one lived fully and at its most extreme. With exceptional and immersive storytelling, the channel offers in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the extraordinary people and places that shape our world. Launched in Canada in 1995, Discovery is now available in more than eight million Canadian homes. Discovery is offered in standard definition (SD) and high definition (HD) simulcast – for viewers who want an even bigger and bolder experience. Discovery Canada is a joint venture between Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company, and Discovery Communications Inc. Find more information and interactive online features at Discovery.ca.

 

About Proper Television:
Proper Television is a leading provider of factual entertainment, reality, documentary and docu-dramas for Canadian, US and International markets. Headed by former BBC director Guy O’Sullivan, Proper Television has earned a distinguished reputation for creating original series and adapting international formats including MasterChef Canada, Canada’s Worst Driver, Vegas Rat Rods, and Storage Wars Canada. Proper Television’s shows and formats are sold internationally by newly formed Proper Rights.

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