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Aug 1

Brother Vs. Brother: Episode 3 Sneak Peek

Brother Vs Brother: Jonathan and Drew Scott

This week, the competition gets fierce. Team Jonathan and Team Drew have each lost a challenge, making it four against four. The teams think they’re going into a normal challenge, but Drew throws a curve ball. “You’ll have four days to renovate these houses. Over the first two days, Jonathan and I are going to be looking extra close at everything you do and once those two days are up, one member will be cut … from both teams,” he says. Then, after those teammates are cut, the renovations must be finished by the remaining three.

I enjoy being a team player, but these people need to make sure they’re standing out and showcasing their skills. Or else.

Watch the Episode 3 Sneak Peek

Posted at 10:00 am

Jul 31

Episode Two: Best Fan Comments + Memes

Sunday’s big design controversy was, mostly, the avocado-hued fireplace chosen by Brett from Team Drew. It’s all good, Brett. You made it through the elimination, and I have faith you’ll make it up in this week’s challenge. But, Brother Vs. Brother fans and even the contestants themselves had lots to say on Twitter, Pinterest and IntoNow, the second-screen app, about this design decision.

Our Fave IntoNow Capits + GIFs

Brother Vs Brother Drew Scott

We agree, Drew. We agree.

Brother Vs Brother Episode 2

Brother Vs Brother Oliver

Ollie’s reaction to avocado?

Brother Vs Brother Brett

I should have gone with a neutral. SMH.

Brother Vs Brother Episode 2

Twitter Talk

“At home watching with guacamole and chips…and a few margaritas. #loveavocado #teamdrew #brovsbro” — @brettkarns

“Oh my goodness! So excited to see what happens with Mr#peelandstick himself and #TeamDrew.” — @actingthepart 

“I make a mean guac too!” — @GreekAndHandy

“Phew, close one! I live to see another week & another reno Till next Sunday! Now, off to make some guacamole with my “avocados” #teamdrew” — @brettkarns

“OMG. Avocado. No. #BroVsBro #TeamJonathan” — @jaeayeti

“I like the fireplace. I’m an avocado fan. #BroVsBro” — @PassAGrilleBch

#TeamJonathan got lucky. It was close. I didn’t think the fireplace was so bad, it really tied in nicely, the beige killed it #TeamDrew #FTW” — @Melissa_Bosquez

Pinterest Chatter

“70′s time warp! Avocados are for eating, not smearing on your wall.” — Melissa Puchak

“Just not the RIGHT green … could have been really cool!” — Patti Huchinson

“I for one, LOVED it! I love anything in greens and thought with the aqua colors in the room, it looked great!” — Sarah Jones

“Seemed like it went well with the kitchen backsplash. I think it would have worked with white walls and a black mantle and hearth.” — Rene Arus

There has been a lot of food talk going on. Hungry? (I know this has nothing to do with remodeling, but c’est la vie.) Check out these yummy recipes for avocado fries and guacamole dip. Brett, those are just for you.

Posted at 1:48 pm

Jul 31

Backsplash Vs. Backsplash: Vote for Your Favorite

We’re two challenges in now, and we’ve seen everything from pantry makeovers to brand-new fireplace surrounds. But, real estate experts Kennon Earl and Mike Aubrey have both praised the kitchen backsplashes done by Team Jonathan and Team Drew to date. No one will forget Team Jonathan’s kitchen renovation in the first challenge. Francis took on this project, adding brand-new appliances, cabinetry, a gorgeous backsplash and … a highlighter-hued paint color. Then, in the second challenge, Monica, from Team Drew, tackled the kitchen. She painted the old cabinets a dark gray, brought in fresh countertops, brand-new appliances and installed (for the first time!) a glass tile backsplash. “It’s kind of like frosting a cake,” Christy convinced her. Christy’s advice must have worked.

Between Monica’s green backsplash and Francis’ neutral, brown glass backsplash, which do you like best? Take a look at both team’s kitchens, then vote in the poll at the bottom of the post.

Team Drew’s Backsplash From Episode 2 (Designed by Monica):

Team Drew Kitchen Backsplash Episode 2

Team Drew Kitchen Backsplash Episode 2

Team Jonathan’s Backsplash From Episode 1 (Designed by Francis):

Team Jonathan Kitchen Episode 1

Team Jonathan Kitchen Backsplash Episode 1

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Posted at 11:33 am

Jul 30

Team Drew Sends Oliver Home

This is one of my favorite Oliver moments. His enthusiasm is pretty contagious.

Team Drew Wins First Challenge

Team Drew Wins the First Challenge

Unfortunately, a poor living room arrangement, beige walls, an avocado fireplace and vertigo-inducing wallpaper couldn’t save Team Drew this week … or Oliver. The living room and entry mishaps either subtracted or added zero value to the spaces. Even though Oliver produced a winning kitchen last week, he didn’t quite make his mark in this week’s challenge. “I wanted somebody to own a task, complete it and add some value to the home, and unfortunately he added the least,” Drew says. “He’s got a big heart and he wants to help everyone out. The problem is, this is a competition.”

Team Drew Eliminates Oliver

Watch Oliver’s post-elimination exit interview. Plus, hear what Drew has to say about sending Ollie home.

Watch: Oliver Gets Candid

Posted at 12:00 pm

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.

Jul 29

Brother Vs. Brother: Inside Episode Two

Brother Vs. Brother: Team Drew Fireplace

Team Drew’s fireplace after the remodel.

When you think of adding value to a home, painting a fireplace surround avocado green is not the first thing that comes to mind. Brett, from Team Drew, made some risky design decisions this week. First, he applied guacamole to the fireplace. Then, he replaced the outdated dining room wallpaper with a striped design that gives you vertigo as soon as you walk into the room. Brett says, “I’ve never made any remodeling mistakes. I’ve had zero mistakes.” Hmm…

Find out what Jonathan, Drew and his teammates have to say about Brett’s design decisions, plus hear why Drew kept him on board.

Watch: Drew Bets on Brett

Posted at 9:51 am

Jul 28

Brother Vs. Brother: Episode 2 Scorecard

Many HGTV fans (including me!) are weekend warriors: We try to accomplish even the most intense remodeling projects between Friday afternoon and Monday morning. It’s not easy for a remodeling novice like me, but what can a pro do in that kind of time frame? That’s what Drew and Jonathan set out to learn in the second installment of Brother Vs. Brother. Each team has 48 hours to add as much value as possible a house in Granada Hills, Calif.

Fresh off their first win, Team Drew was feeling pretty confident. But even one woman down, did Team Jonathan pull it off?

Jonathan Scott Hair Gel

Here’s what went down — and the best, worst and most cringe-worthy moments from tonight’s show.


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 24

Ask the Producer: Brother Vs. Brother Premiere

Each week, I 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 premiere.

Brother Vs. Brother Winning Team

Brother Vs. Brother Producer Loren Ruch With Jonathan’s Winning Team

Jonathan and Drew seem like natural practical jokers. Were there any good pranks on the set?
They are total pranksters, and constantly making everyone on set laugh. My favorite joke was one that never happened, but would have been hilarious. He wanted to make his team dress in plaid to make fun of Jonathan’s obsession with the pattern. It never happened because we didn’t have two extra seconds to go out shopping for plaid, but it does show what a great sense of humor these guys have.

What made you decide to put such tight time constraints on the two teams?
Great question, and one that I may re-think for future seasons! We thought it would be interesting to see just how much value could be added on very short timelines (like a weekend). We ended up with incredible results, but there were several challenges that I wish we had an extra day or two…so next year, don’t be surprised if you see a few four or five day challenges instead of the shorter ones.

Were there any features in the two houses that looked better (or worse) than it did on camera?
In this episode, I would say that what you saw was pretty representative of what it looked like live. However, Team Drew’s kitchen may have been even more beautiful in person, and Team Jonathan’s kitchen color may have been slightly worse — if possible!

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

Posted at 9:00 am

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


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