Each week all season long, I’ll chat with Brother Vs. Brother producer Loren Ruch about his favorite on-set moments and what you didn’t see on TV. This week: All about episode 2.
Blog reader Diana Howard asks, “How do you choose the houses they use in the show?”
We have a fantastic Locations team that searches for great houses and homeowners. We usually start our search for homeowners on our Be On HGTV page, and then narrow down our search from there. For Brother vs Brother all of the homeowners are in the LA area, but this is also a great resource for people all around the country who want to be on our other shows as well.
Blog reader suecogswell asks, “Having all three brothers together, how much work actually gets done?”
The brothers are workhorses, so a lot of work actually gets done. However, they are also practical jokers (as is evident in episode 2) so there are also a lot of laughs on set! JD was a great addition to the show, and loosened everyone up with his fun and casual behind-the-scenes interviews.
Melissa struggled with the budget this week. Is there a producer who helps to manage the budget from behind-the-scenes, or is it totally up to the contestants?
Great question! Because it’s a competition, it’s up to the teams to manage their own budgets. However, we have producers making sure that they are adding all of their costs up correctly and staying within budget.
Any other fun or memorable moments from episode 2 on set?
Team Drew’s house was in pretty bad shape before they got around to remodeling it. I remember several of the contestants saying they were afraid to use one of the bathrooms because it felt like Dexter had spent time in it! We laughed a lot about that.
Have a question for Loren? Ask in the comments below — he may just answer you next week!