Kayla Kitts

Contributor to HGTVersus

Jul 30

Ask the Producer: Brother Vs. Brother Episode 2

Each week, we chat with Brother Vs. Brother producer Loren Ruch about his favorite on-set moments and what you didn’t see on TV. Here’s his behind-the-scenes take on the show’s second episode.

Brother Vs. Brother: Team Jonathan With Producer Loren Ruch

Team Jonathan With Brother Vs. Brother Producer Loren Ruch

How long does it typically take to get one episode of Brother Vs. Brother ready for air? How many hours of work do video editors put in? 
That’s a question no one has ever asked me before, so I love your inquisitive nature! We shot the show back in January and February, and then spend between eight and nine weeks per episode to assemble the shows. That includes time to edit the video, put in all the music, build all the 3D graphics and make some back-and-forth notes between myself and the production company.

What was the funniest or most memorable moment from the filming of episode two?
Francis was having a major meltdown for most of the episode, so even though it wasn’t funny for him, it was quite amusing to watch as an outsider. At one point I heard him scream “I didn’t come here to be a laborer!” after spending about seven straight hours laying the wood floors. And then, just when you thought he would crack or walk from the show, he would break into a dance routine and have everyone in stitches all over again! We laughed a lot during the filming of this series — even during the stressful moments.

Did the homeowners of Team Drew’s property like the avocado fireplace?  
They actually did like it!  To be honest, it wasn’t the color I would have chosen, but it was still better than the original boring, white fireplace that was there in the before shots!

Now that brothers are tied one win to one win, will the stakes get higher in future episodes? Any clues as to the drama we’ll see going forward?  
The next episode is probably one of the most tension-filled of the entire season because BOTH teams will lose a player! The brothers decided that this would be a good point to really observe their teams and to make sure that only the best of the best would ultimately make it to the finale — so there were a lot of stakes in episode three.

Have a question for Loren? Ask him in the comments below.

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  1. What is done with the materials removed in the reno? Do you contribute to Habitat for Humanity?

    Wish you would show bedrooms and bathrooms when Reno is finished. What is left for property owner to complete?

    Terri on March 8, 2014 at 11:40 am
  2. On the Last Sunday Show, episode 2 what is the name of the green paint used Jonathan's house? I think it was in the living, dining room areas.

    Kari Witry on June 16, 2014 at 11:25 pm
  3. How does one get chosen for their home to be renovated by the property brothers?

    Stephanie on August 24, 2014 at 11:06 am
  4. I love Drew and Jonathan Scott and watch as many shows as possible–even if they are ones I've seen before. One comment–when Drew tells the couple to meet him and Jonathan at their present home–he says "meet Jonathan and I". It would be best if he said "meet Jonathan and me". It jumps out at me–every time. Other than that–I love everything–their talent and their wonderful humor!


    Janis Hampton on August 27, 2014 at 4:05 pm