- 2 Seasons
Home Free is an American reality television program which was created by Tom Forman and directed by Gary Schaffer. The focus of the series is to pit two different teams against each other in a home renovation competition. Each week eight couples will be chosen and tasked with working with host and home improvement superstar, Mike Holmes, and his team in a bid to win one of them. Aside from host Mike Holmes, the work of each of the teams will be evaluated at the end of each episode by a superstar panelist of experts, such as John Gidding, well known from his work on such shows as Curb Appeal. The three criteria that each team must pass are quality, teamwork and creativity. The show's first season contains only eight episodes coinciding with one of the eight couples being eliminated each time. Only five of the planned eight episodes have yet been released. One of the unique aspects of the show which sets it apart from many similar programs is that each of the eight couples are actually building the homes for themselves, however, they are unaware of this fact. When they fail to live up to Holmes expert judgments they will be eliminated - however, this only prevents them from getting the grand prize, a extremely expensive dream home he himself has worked on. Every couple that is eliminated will be take away, thinking they have completely lost and are walking away with nothing, and just when they think this Holmes and his team reveal that they have actually won a home and not just any house, but the very house they themselves were working on!