NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HGTV’s Property Brothers, popular twins Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott, will return this summer with a new season of ultimate sibling-rivalry in the hit competition series Brother vs. Brother. During the six episode series, premiering Sunday, June 8, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, the guys again go head-to-head, each mentoring a team of five talented home improvement experts as they renovate, remodel and decorate outdated homes to increase property value. Each week, four of HGTV’s top real estate experts, Hilary Farr and David Visentin (Love It or List It) and Tarek and Christina El Moussa (Flip or Flop), will critique the teams’ completed upgrades and determine which contestant ultimately will take home the $50,000 grand prize. With Drew as the reigning champion, Jonathan is ready to settle the score and claim Brother vs. Brother bragging rights.
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“Viewers love the Property Brothers and their good-natured rivalry,” said Allison Page, general manager, HGTV and DIY Network. “Since Drew won the Brother vs. Brother battle last season, the stakes are even higher now. It will be great fun to see what lengths the guys will go to in order to win this competition.”
This season’s match will feature fiercer challenges, more surprises and the most daring teams of home renovators yet. In each episode, Jonathan’s skills as a licensed contractor and Drew’s real estate agent expertise will be put to the test as they coach their teams. The goal: raise market value of your property and avoid elimination. Each week, the losing coach must send his weakest link home until only one designer remains.
To heat things up, Jonathan and Drew assemble their teams based on the contenders’ skillset and expertise. Team Jonathan features competitors who have extensive backgrounds in architecture, real estate and design. His team includes: Joe Schwarz, Tempe, Ariz.; Rick Schwarz, Phoenix, Ariz.; Adi Shuruk, San Diego, Calif.; Stayce Smith, Los Angeles, Calif.; and Peggy Tart, St. Louis, Mo. Team Drew showcases competitors who are experts in construction, décor and house flipping. His team includes: Thomas Brown, Austin, Texas; Drea Clark, Houston, Texas; Eric Eremita, Staten Island, N.Y.; Jennifer “Six” Hawn, Chicago, Ill.; and Melissa Roche, Las Vegas, Nev.
In addition this season, Drew and Jonathan’s older brother JD Scott will get in on the action to give fans behind-the-scenes access and share his special inside knowledge about his famous younger brothers. In videos available exclusively each week on HGTV.com, JD will interview Jonathan, Drew and the contestants to offer online users a glimpse at what happens when the cameras stop rolling.
On Thursday, May 8, online visitors also can check out the new exclusive Brother vs. Brother second screen companion series, Toddler vs. Toddler. In each episode, the brothers will host the digital mini-competition that stars six adorable kids as they take on home renovation challenges in hopes of winning the grand prize of 50,000 gummy bears.
“These kids are tiny, but they are tough,” said Drew. Jonathan adds, “They’re showing the Property Brothers who is boss.”
America’s leading home and lifestyle brand, HGTV features a top-rated cable network that is distributed to more than 98 million U.S. households and the HGTV website, HGTV.com, the nation’s leading online home-and-garden destination that attracts an average of four million unique visitors per month. The brand also includes the HGTV HOME™ consumer products line which showcases exclusive collections of paint, flooring, lighting, furniture, plants, fabrics and other home-oriented products. In partnership with Hearst Magazines, the HGTV Magazine, a home and lifestyle publication, is currently available on newsstands. Viewers can become fans of HGTV and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., HGTV is wholly owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (SNI).