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Jun 10

Illness Sends Drea Home

Brother Vs. Brother Drea Clark

Episode one was a little weird because there wasn’t an elimination per se. An hour into the challenge, Team Drew member Drea Clark had to withdraw from the competition due to illness. It looked like Team Jonathan already had an edge on his brother and the renos were just getting started. Drea packed her bags and headed home without even getting to showcase her stellar design skills. We’re sorry we didn’t get to see you compete, Drea.

Watch Drea’s Exit Interview

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

Jul 25

Episode One: Best Fan Comments + Memes

You all had us cracking up over here with your memes, tweets and Facebook comments for the Brother Vs. Brother premiere. From what I can tell, it seems most of you had (or are still having) a difficult time choosing a side. I know, I know … both brothers are pretty amazing. We loved all your social interaction so much, that we’re going to feature our favorites each week on the blog. And have you tried out the IntoNow app? You can get exclusive Brother Vs. Brother content while watching the show. You’ll get everything from insider videos and show trivia to sneak peek images, plus a tool that allows you to make fun Capits (below) that you can share with your friends. Download the IntoNow app now!

Capits From the IntoNow App

Brother Vs Brother IntoNow Capit

Brother Vs Brother IntoNow Capit

Brother Vs Brother IntoNow Capit

Brother Vs Brother IntoNow Capit

Brother Vs Brother IntoNow Capit

Brother Vs Brother IntoNow Capit


“Watching #BrovsBro – how do I choose??? I love them both!! #torn #crazy” — @dpbam70

“The first episode of #brovsbro is almost over and I still can’t decide if I’m more in love with @MrSilverScott or @MrDrewScott!!!!!” — @MichelleBelle4

“What shade of green is THAT? #BroVsBro” — @RJOuttaSoCal

“My favorite part of #BROVSBRO is when @MrSilverScott bursts through the wall with his hair blowing majestically in the wind #teamjonathan” — @sydklandd

“#TeamJonathan- Quote of the night from my 10 yr old – how did Torche’s parents know she was going to be a welder when she was born?” — @beckeye829

“#BROVSBRO Loved it! We are a house divided now hubby and son are rooting for you #TeamJonathan, while us girls are rooting for you #TeamDrew” — @KQuaderer

“#TeamDrew or #TeamJonathan I can’t chose why would you do that to me @MrDrewScott @MrSilverScott” — @BlaqJacque1991

“How the heck are you supposed to pick between two hot identical twin brothers lol that’s just not fair!! #TeamDrew #TeamJonathan” — @AlYsSa_M90

Celeb + Bro Tweets

“My friend @BrettKarns’ show, Brother Vs Brother, airs TONIGHT on HGTV at 10pm! Please, please, please watch & vote for #TeamDrew! #BrovsBro!” — @MollyBSims

“Don’t miss Property Brothers @MrSilverScott & @MrDrewScott in the #BrotherVsBrother premiere Sunday @ 10/9c @HGTV” — @bexmader

“Getting close! Remember#TeamJonathan voters get endless back massages and compliments!” — @MrSilverScott

“The Royal Baby news is great, but in other baby news…see Drew cry like one tonight on Brother VS Brother premiering on @w_network #BigBaby” - @MrSilverScott

“@MrDrewScott YOU are my favorite brother!!!” – @kirstiealley

The competition is just getting started. Root for your favorite team!

Jul 23

The First Elimination: Goodbye, Shannon!

Brother Vs Brother Shannon Thompson

Jonathan, Shannon and Drew after the first elimination on Brother Vs. Brother.

Team Jonathan‘s real estate expert and designer, Shannon, was only a few days in before she was told her time on Brother Vs. Brother was over. During the first challenge, Shannon remodeled the home’s master bedroom and sunroom, both of which failed to bring much additional value in the end. According to her mentor, Jonathan, she spent too much time choosing textiles and colors and not enough time working on value-add projects.

“Two things Shannon could have done to ensure she would have stayed in the competition would be, one: You have to be able to make decisions on the fly. You can’t take forever, especially under these timelines. And two, I would say, really, if you’re going to take on a job, make sure you know what you’re doing,” Jonathan said.

Shannon definitely realizes what went wrong in the first challenge and says that next time around, “I may be a little more cut-throat.” Whew.

Watch her exclusive, behind-the-scenes interview:

See What Shannon Says About Going Home

Posted at 5:23 pm

Jul 23

Brother Vs. Brother: Inside Episode One

Brother Vs Brother Francis Toumbakaris

Shannon and Francis during the first challenge

Francis … where do I start with this ball of energy? If you recall, he’s a Greek [former] dancer turned contractor/designer living in New York City. He created quite a stir with his teammates after choosing a neon green paint color for the walls in the kitchen. Yup. So, after the first episode we learned a few things about Francis:

  • He likes to add a signature touch to every space, even in the form of highlighter-toned hues.
  • He wears suspenders like nobody’s business.
  • He has a flair for the dramatic.
  • He will break out in dance moves at any time.
Brother Vs Brother Francis Toumbakaris

Team Jonathan at the first elimination

And my favorite Francis quote yet: “The camera lens is my biggest lover.” Did you miss that one? It’s in the behind-the-scenes video below, where Francis also showcases some of his professional dance moves.

This is going to be a fun season to watch, especially if this guy sticks around for a while. Check out “unfiltered Francis” and hear what Jonathan, Drew and his teammates have to say about his extra-large personality.

Go Inside the First Episode

Posted at 3:53 pm

Jun 10

Episode One Behind-the-Scenes Dish

HGTV Star Host David Bromstad

Ever wonder what the judges and mentor/host David Bromstad have to say once the cameras stop rolling? Check out our behind-the-scenes dish each Monday following the show to find out.

This week, David shares his insight on the competition’s strongest contenders, Brooks’ “wigged out” hair and his favorite designs from the first challenge.

Go Behind the Scenes

Posted at 9:12 am

Jun 9

HGTV Star Premiere Recap: First Impressions + First to Go

It’s finally here! A brand-spanking-new season of HGTV Star. Tonight, we got the first look at the new crop of hopefuls vying to win their own show on HGTV.  It’s a good-looking group, right? (David’s not bad, either.)

Host David Bromstad With HGTV Star Designers

Each designer started the challenge with a blank vignette (think white box without the walls) and was asked to create a space that showed off their unique style. Simple, right? No awkward team dynamics, no crazy decorate-this-space-with-cake-decorating-supplies directive, no serious budget constraints — just designers showing off their best work. Well, almost. Let’s talk about the good, the, um, less good, and yes, the drama. (Warning: Spoilers beyond this point!)

Spoiler Alert: See What Happened + Who Went Home

Jun 9

Cancel Your Sunday Night Plans! It’s HGTV Star Time!

Whip up some easy appetizers, concoct a pitcher of summery cocktails and get ready for the premiere of HGTV Star tonight at 8pm/7c. After the show, head back over to the blog to discuss all the challenges and design drama from the first episode. Tylor says, “Tune in…or else.”

HGTV Star Episode One Photos

Posted at 10:00 am

Jun 6

Caption This: Episode One

I doubt you need a reminder at this point, but just in case:

We’re THREE days away from a brand-spankin’-new season of HGTV Star, featuring 10 hopeful designers, your favorite team of judges (with new host Sabrina Soto!) and host/mentor David Bromstad. We’ve been sharing sneak peeks and introducing you to the contestants to countdown to the premiere this Sunday. But, what would a season of HGTV Star be without a “Caption This” photo?

So, what could Genevieve possibly be talking about? Is she describing her dream sub sandwich? Submit your best caption in the comments below.

HGTV Star Caption This Photo: Episode One

Posted at 2:30 pm

May 28

Photo Sneak Peek: Episode One

Brace yourselves, HGTV Star fans. We have just a little more than a week to go before the season 8 premiere. To make the wait even more unbearable, here’s a sneak peek at some of the designs from the very first challenge. Don’t expect me to reveal anything, though. My lips are sealed!

HGTV Star Season 8 Episode 1 Designs

Designs from HGTV Star season 8

Watch the season 8 premiere of HGTV Star on Sunday, June 9 at 8/7c.


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