The Renovators – There Will Be A Second Season
In surprising but good news Channel Ten have announced tonight at their 2012 launch there will be a second season of The Renovators.
TV Tonight reporting from the launch wrote:
David Mott says of The Renovators, “So far the format has underperformed. But it’s a brand we believe in so we are working directly with Shine to renovate The Renovators for 2011 and beyond.
Very soon we may get the answer on what happens to a house on the show when there are no members left. Tomorrow night the beige team will be up for elimination and there are only two members left Nathan and Tina. In fact what will be their challenge? As usually the Thursday night show is cut into two parts. First they estimate the value of a property, and then renovate it using a white foam model. Hopefully tomorrow night they switch it up a bit.
However the sixties suburban team is in big trouble as they will only have one member left so in any challenges they are again at a disadvantage.
Tonight the challenge was to go to Reverse Garbage, where the teams had to turn the recycled material they found there into furniture to be sold at a charity auction for Kool Kids, which looks after indigenous children in South Sydney.
Just got to say I love that Shine/Channel Ten picked a smaller charity to do this for. Ok they probably were not going to make that much from the furniture, but now 700,000 actually knows it exists.
Ironically Top Design did a very similar challenge tonight at the Bowery which is in the same complex as Reverse Garbage. Clearly there are only so many design challenges people can think up.
For once the tears were not coming from the contestants but judge Peter Ho shed a tear as he was announcing the challenge as he feel very passionately about it.
The blue team of Michael and Jarrod were again really strong and made a fabulous table that sold for $2025. I think Michael should be the new Scott Cam.
The orange team had a bit of internal bitching, with team captain Peter taking a very hands off approach. However he did spend a bit of time bitching about Kim and her sideboard as did Lisa. About 15 minutes before the end after a pep talk from Baz, Peter stepped in and made a weird silver dressing table that looked like something from a brothel, shoved Bob’s mirror on it and told Kim this is what we will be auctioning.
The producers must have been very disappointed when she didn’t go off like a fire cracker, but just laughed and said fine. Even though she had spent four hours making the piece of furniture. They ended up getting $2000 for it.
The light blue team aka the inner city terrace, made a gorgeous table made of paisley red covered by perspex. The person who bought that at auction got it for a bargain at $700. Jason A is starting to get a fair bit of screen time is it because he has more personality then most of the others in his team?
The sixties suburban team were never going to do very well, they built a boring beige coffee table. They were lucky to receive $450 for it.
I really like the Marrickville shop teams chair and chandelier, I suspect if it had gone later in the auction it would have done much better.
Finally the green team were auctioning their beautiful light made of old fashion camera film. It was popular and was the highest priced item of the night. This means they get a working bee at their house.