FOX Acquires CTV Original Series HOLMES FAMILY EFFECT in Deal with Bell Media
- Iconic contractor and TV Personality Mike Holmes returns to U.S. primetime on FOX -
TORONTO (December 14, 2020) - Bell Media announced today it has completed a deal with FOX for their acquisition of the new CTV Original series HOLMES FAMILY EFFECT. The deal delivers the program to FOX in time to join the network's 2020/21 midseason schedule. The four-part series, which has completed production, makes its broadcast premiere in Canada on CTV in early 2021.
Today's announcement represents the latest in a series of distribution deals between Bell Media and FOX Entertainment, including CTV's acquisition of hit franchise THE MASKED SINGER and upcoming all-new celebrity competition series THE MASKED DANCER.
The inspirational HOLMES FAMILY EFFECT follows TV icon and professional contractor Mike Holmes, his daughter Sherry, and son Michael in their most heart-warming and moving series yet. Each episode follows the family as they surprise unsuspecting community leaders, transform their worlds, and ultimately make a positive impact on their lives.
"We are thrilled to expand our partnership with the team at FOX Entertainment with a perfect home for HOLMES FAMILY EFFECT on FOX and its platforms," said Mike Cosentino, President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. "With a U.S. deal now established, we are focused on distributing the series to the rest of the world."
"FOX audiences have a long-established trust with Mike Holmes and his family, and we look forward to introducing this new series to our viewers," said Dan Harrison, Executive Vice President, Program Planning & Content Strategy, of FOX Entertainment. "HOLMES FAMILY EFFECT is sure to resonate with our audience, and it's great to partner with Bell Media to bring this series to U.S. viewers."
"I am absolutely thrilled about bringing Holmes Family Effect to FOX," said Mike Holmes. "This was a very special series to film, and I am excited that it will be brought to U.S. audiences as well."
From 2015 to 2016, Holmes co-hosted FOX's reality-competition series HOME FREE.
HOLMES FAMILY EFFECT is a CTV Original series produced by Make It Right(R) Productions in association with CTV. Mike Holmes is Executive Producer, Grant Greschuk is Series Producer, and Paul McConvey is Supervising Producer. For Bell Media, Tina Apostolopoulos is Production Executive; Robin Johnston is Director, Original Programming, Factual and Reality; Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Original Programming. Pat DiVittorio is Vice-President, Programming, CTV and Specialty. Mike Cosentino is President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. Randy Lennox is President, Bell Media.
Worldwide distribution for HOLMES FAMILY EFFECT is handled by Bell Media Distribution.
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About Mike Holmes
Mike Holmes is a professional contractor, television host, public speaker, educator, influencer and writer. As one of North America's most trusted contractors his no-nonsense approach has struck a cord with TV audiences and industry leaders world-wide. His record breaking, award-winning series and specials are seen in over 90 countries worldwide.
About Bell Media Distribution
As a leading distributor of unscripted programs in the international market, Bell Media has sold titles to broadcasters and platforms in more than 100 markets worldwide led by Tony Leadman, Head, Bell Media Worldwide Program Distribution. With a growing catalogue, HOLMES FAMILY EFFECT joins Discovery Channel Canada's Canadian Screen Award-winning series DISASTERS AT SEA, as well as MUD MOUNTAIN and the "MIGHTY" franchise, as the latest original series to achieve worldwide distribution success.
About Bell Media
Bell Media is Canada's leading content creation company with premier assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, digital media, and more. Bell Media owns 35 local television stations led by CTV, Canada's highest-rated television network, and the French-language Noovo network in Québec; 29 specialty channels, including leading specialty services TSN and RDS. Bell Media is Canada's largest radio broadcaster, with 215 music channels including 109 licensed radio stations in 58 markets across the country, all part of the iHeartRadio brand and streaming service. Bell Media owns Astral, an out-of-home advertising network of 50,000 faces in five provinces. The country's digital media leader, Bell Media develops and operates websites, apps, and online platforms for its news and entertainment brands; video streaming services Crave, TSN Direct, and RDS Direct; and multi-channel network Much Studios. The company owns a majority stake in Pinewood Toronto Studios; is a partner in Just for Laughs, the live comedy event and TV producer; and jointly owns Dome Productions Partnership., one of North America's leading production facilities providers. Bell Media is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. Learn more at www.BellMedia.ca.