'Celebrity IOU': Brad Pitt, Viola Davis, Melissa McCarthy to feature in Property Brothers' home renovation show
The Scott brothers are back with a new show titled 'Celebrity IOU' which will soon air on HGTV. As is quintessential to the network’s long-running home renovation series, the show will definitely revolve around overhauling spaces, but that’s not what has shot this brand new program to the headlines. Rather, it is the cast that is creating a lot of buzz. The titular Property Brothers — Drew and Jonathan Scott — and A-list celebrities from both small and big screens will be sharing the same space.
Think Brad Pitt pulling down a wall or Melissa McCarthy playing with power tools. 'Celebrity IOU' will feature the Oscar-winning actor along with Viola Davis of 'How to Get Away with Murder' fame, writer-producer-comedian Melissa McCarthy, Jeremy Renner, Rebel Wilson and Michael Buble. The stars will be seen helping people renovate and redo their living spaces.
In a recent interview with ET online, the Scott brothers shared their excitement about the upcoming show and commented on how most people are unaware of Pitt’s interest in architecture and home design. The actor will feature in the opening episode of the show.
"A lot of people don't know he is so into architecture. He's brilliant when it comes to the home. So the fact that he was part of our premiere episode of Celebrity IOU is amazing," Jonathan said.
The brothers also went on to explain how it was working with the Hollywood star in a most deglamorized environment and seeing him in a whole new light.
"I will admit when we were doing demolition, he beat me through the walls. Like, he smashed through that thing like no one's business," said Jonathan. "Really, it was so cool to see someone that's such a huge celebrity just want to get in and put his own hands in on the work because he wanted to do this for someone he loves," he continued.
They said the idea behind 'Celebrity IOU' is to give back to the community and people who have been with these celebrities through thick and thin. The content of the show is primarily driven towards friends and families and will see each celeb helping their respective near and dear ones with home improvement.
As the network stated, each episode of the series will see one celeb at a time, overhauling the space and redesigning it for their friends. While they do that, the content will also follow their personal lives, their relationship with the celebrity in question and a lot more. You can expect to see similar renovation styles, as is classic to any Property Brothers' show, like transforming a room, redesigning a space or upgrading an entire home. But this will be more personalized with a star factor to it.
However, this was not the first time the Property Brothers featured celebs on their show, but this is definitely bigger in scale and something we all are looking forward to.
'Celebrity IOU' is all set to premiere on April 13 at 9 pm ET/PT only on HGTV. Stay tuned for more updates and information on the show and its cast.