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March 19, 2015

Some Assembly Required picked up by Netflix; Game of Homes Premieres


Sabrina Furminger / Westender

-Netflix has acquired the rights to Some Assembly Required. The kid-centric sitcom – about a group of teenagers who run a toy company – is produced by Vancouver’s Thunderbird and shot in front of a live audience in Burnaby. The deal with Netflix will see all episodes of Some Assembly Required exclusively available in all Netflix territories outside of Canada, where the show was commissioned as an original production for YTV and is currently #1 on the network.

-Did you catch Game of Homes when it premiered on March 17? Hosted by actor Cameron Mathison (All My Children54), the Vancouver-based series follows four teams of two amateur home renovators as they compete for the prize of a lifetime: a house and a plot of land to put it on. “Game of Homes is the biggest series of its kind for W Network,” said John MacDonald, Vice President, Television, Head of Corus Women and Family, Corus Entertainment, in a recent press release. Competitors are joined by guest judges Drew and Jonathan Scott (AKA The Property Brothers), and Jillian Harris and Todd Talbot of Love It or List It: Vancouver, in their pursuit of the final prize. Game of Homes airs Tuesdays at 10pm on W Network.