Kayla Kitts

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Jun 9

Bro Vs. Bro: Inside Episode One

Brother Vs Brother Episode One

Online host JD Scott interviews Peggy Tart and Melissa Roche.

As you know, there’s one more Scott brother to love this season. Online host and older bro JD Scott will be bringing you all the behind-the-scenes action after each episode. This week, we’re diving into team dynamics. The stakes are high, the clock is ticking and each person has their own skills to share. Can everyone get along or will the pressure create renovation tension? Take a look.

Go Behind the Scenes

Jun 7

8 Ways to Get Social With Bro Vs. Bro This Season

Are you all ready for six straight weeks of these guys? We are!

Jonathan and Drew Scott

Sunday, June 8 is the long-awaited season two premiere of Brother Vs. Brother, a show that dives into sibling rivalry and dusty home renos. So, if you haven’t already, go ahead and add a date with Drew and Jonathan to your calendar this Sunday at 9/8c SHARP.

If you know the brothers, you know they love social media. Virtually hang out with Jonathan, Drew, the Brother Vs. Brother cast and other fans just like you all season long. Here’s how:

Tweet to Cast Your Vote — Are you a passionate #TeamJonathan or #TeamDrew fan? Show your love for your favorite bro by casting your vote through Twitter. Tweet #TeamJonathan or #TeamDrew and your photo will show up on the Brother Vs. Brother vote collage. The brother with the most votes will fill up with fan photos faster.

Brother Vs Brother Vote

Tweet #TeamJonathan or #TeamDrew to vote for your favorite brother.

More Ways to Interact

Jun 6

Watch a Sneak Peek of Season Two (Premiering Sunday!)

Brother Vs. Brother

The season two premiere of Brother Vs. Brother is only two days away. Can’t wait for Sunday, June 8 at 9/8c? Watch a sneak peek of the bigger, badder action you can expect this season after the jump.

Watch a Sneak Peek!

Apr 30

Brother Vs. Brother is Back! Meet the Season 2 Contestants

By now you’ve heard the news, marked your calendars and started planning your June 8 premiere watch party. That’s right — Jonathan and Drew will be going head-to-head for another season of sibling rivalry mixed with jaw-dropping home renovations on Brother Vs. Brother.

Brother Vs Brother - Jonathan and Drew Scott

Drew and Jonathan Scott

Now, it’s time to meet this season’s hopeful contenders that will battle their way through the sawdust, paint fumes and drama.

Brother Vs Brother - Team Drew

Team Drew: Eric Eremita, Melissa Roche, Drew Scott, Jennifer Hawn, Drea Clark, Thomas Brown

First, here’s Drew’s skilled team of experts, each with their own set of secret strengths that will help them along the way. We’re hoping …



Brother Vs Brother - Team Jonathan

Team Jonathan: Rick Schwarz, Stayce Smith, Jonathan Scott, Peggy Tart, Adi Shuruk, Joe Schwarz

Jonathan may have taken a loss last season, but he’s ready to get even this time around. His talented team of industry gurus have some tricks up their sleeves, too.



You’ve “met” both teams, you know the brothers, so now we want to know — who are you rooting for this season? Are you #TeamJonathan or #TeamDrew? Let us know in the comments below and on Twitter. Your Brother Vs. Brother tweets could show up on HGTV.com!

Aug 27

Brother Vs. Brother Winner: Congrats, David!

Brother Vs Brother David Font

David, a landscape architect and business owner, made his mark in the very first challenge when he did not one but TWO tile installations. Even though he’s most comfortable creating luxurious outdoor spaces, he was the only one on Team Drew who properly knew how to tile. At one point he admitted he felt like his team’s general contractor. He was fine with this, though, because he knew his strong work ethic and team-player mentality would ultimately bring him into the finale and out as the season one champion of Brother Vs. Brother.

All season long, we watched David consistently make smart design choices that helped his team win challenge after challenge. Flip through his best remodels >>

Plus, grab a tissue a watch his post-win interview. We couldn’t be happier to welcome you to the HGTV family, David!


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Aug 26

Brother Vs. Brother: Inside the Finale

Brother Vs Brother Finale

Last night’s finale was in-tense. The final four contestants — David, Brett, Monica and Torche — went head-to-head while still working together on teams to pull off their final designs. Talk about complicated. In the end, though, we knew only one would walk away with a $50,000 check and the champion title.

Brother Vs. Brother Finale

David’s season-long triumphs and final fireplace design ultimately led him in the race, making Team Drew the overall winner. Go behind the scenes of the Brother Vs. Brother season one finale and hear what Jonathan, Drew and the judges have to say about the final designs, including David’s fireplace feature.


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Aug 22

Brother Vs. Brother: Finale Sneak Peek

EXCLUSIVE INVITE: Join Jonathan and Drew for a pre-show video chat and celebration on Sunday, August 25 at 9/8c. Join the fun now >>

Brother Vs Brother Finale

The final four: Monica, Torche, David and Brett

This week’s Brother Vs. Brother season finale pins girls against guys. Both Jonathan and Drew want to make sure there’s an even match-up in the last challenge, so Torche and Monica are paired together to take on the last home remodel. And there’s a bit of a twist with the final two homes. They’re identical homes. As in, the homes are identical and their owners are identical. Crazy times at Brother Vs. Brother.

Brother Vs Brother Finale

The experts (from left): Jonathan, Kennon Earl, Hilary Farr, David Visentin, Drew, J.D. Scott, Mike Aubrey

And, guess who’s back to handle the appraisals? All of your favorite industry experts that we’ve seen this season: Kennon Earl, Hilary Farr, David Visentin and Mike Aubrey. Oh, and that other guy in the photo that looks strangely familiar? That’s J.D. Scott — Jonathan and Drew’s brother just hanging out on set!


Aug 22

10 Best Brother Vs. Brother Contestant Reactions

Brother Vs Brother Team Drew

When you’re given two or three days to complete a remodeling challenge and are surrounded by teammates that just so happen to be your closest competitors, things can be a bit tricky. On the premiere season of Brother Vs. Brother, Jonathan and Drew have been throwing the first crop of contestants curve balls left and right. We’re so thankful we have a dedicated camera crew to capture these priceless reactions.

1.) Monica’s not-so-subtle stink eye. We get it. You’re competing for $50,000; I’d be sending over some dirty looks, too.

Brother Vs Brother Monica

2.) Brett + face palm. You just can’t get those appraisal values. We love ya anyway.

Brother Vs Brother Brett

3.) Christy’s jaw drops. Again. If you’ve noticed, Christy has a jaw-dropping reaction to almost everything. More evidence: see photo above.

Brother Vs Brother Christy

4.) How do you really feel, Francis?

Brother Vs Brother Francis

5.) WTF. I feel like this was a common expression whenever Francis or Mark spoke.

Brother Vs Brother Torche

6.) I have no idea what’s going on here.

Brother Vs Brother Monica

7.) Calm and quiet David lets this one roll of his shoulders. Just. This. Once.

Brother Vs Brother David

8.) Not ONCE have I EVER made a mistake. [Striped wallpaper, guacamole fireplace, no-stackables-in-the-laundry-room sass.]

Brother Vs Brother Brett

9.) Monica’s fed up with tile installation. David, where are you?

Brother Vs Brother Monica

10.) No words, just hand gestures.

Brother Vs Brother Francis Torche

See what Monica, Torche, David and Brett will bring to the table this week at the Brother Vs. Brother finale on Sunday at 10pm/9c.

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Aug 21

Memorable Moments From Brother Vs. Brother Season One

[Everyone, grab your sunglasses.] Remember the highlighter-hued walls in Team Jonathan’s first kitchen remodel? Francis: “It’s going to make this kitchen alive. Trust me.”

Brother Vs Brother Episode 1 Kitchen

But, it was OK because they redeemed themselves the next week with this humongous master bedroom with an open shelving unit.

Brother Vs Brother Episode 2 Bedroom

All the while, Team Drew is chugging along until challenge three when Christy seriously … needs … STACKABLES.

Brother Vs Brother Christy

It’s been a whirlwind, but we’re looking back at the highs and lows from this season of Brother Vs. Brother as we prepare for Sunday night’s big finale. Yay!


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Aug 20

Mark Heads Home Right Before the Finals

Brother Vs Brother Mark O'Mara

Team Jonathan contestant, designer and contractor Mark is the last person to see an elimination before everyone else heads into the Brother Vs. Brother finals. When it came down to Mark and Torche, Jonathan decided to keep Torche by his side for the final challenge. Throughout the season, Mark has contributed some of the largest value adders, like hardwood floors, pantry/laundry areas and an open shelving unit. Unfortunately, his poor time management and high ambitions caused him to lag behind or leave tasks unfinished (like the bathroom alcove).

“Besides the fact that Mark looks exactly like Bradley Cooper, he really does have some of the best ideas and the ability to actually execute those,” Jonathan says. “I think Mark could have won this competition. It’s just, unfortunately, in this challenge he made some bad decisions with time management,” Drew chimes in.

See what Mark has to say about his elimination, plus hear what the brothers think about Mark’s time on the show.


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