Airdate: homeMADE

By David Knox on April 28, 2009 / Filed Under Programming 18

hmade2aAs previously tipped Nine’s new renovation series homeMADE will premiere 6:30pm Sunday May 10th, with a second episode to air 7:30pm Tuesday May 12th.

It will continue each Sunday and Tuesday thereafter.

The series, which pitches, “10 designers … 100 Rooms… $1,000,000 in Renovations” has announced the designers are:

Matt Derrick (34) Vic
Leonie Edwards (27) WA
Stacey Kouros (26) NSW
Chontelle Samios (23) NSW
Tonie Sauers (26) ACT
Matthew Simpson (36) SA
Richie Stevens (29) Qld
Jason Sullivan (37) NSW
Darren Palmer (31) NSW
Annie Vodicka (44) NSW

homeMADE is the first project for David Barbour and Julian Cress’ new production company Cavalier Television.

A dedicated website will host before / after picture galleries of the renovated rooms, plus specification sheets for viewers. It will also feature online-only scenes, career profiles and stories about the designers, plus a weekly Q&A forum with designers.

The site launches on Monday, May 4.


  1. Alvin Darmawan May 4, 2010 at 9:41 pm -

    Why????? I want homeMADE to be on again, it’s like the best show ever!!!! :(

  2. David Knox August 29, 2009 at 6:11 pm -

    No sorry.

  3. Beryl Levin August 29, 2009 at 5:56 pm -

    Will Homemade ever be on again if so how do I enter and how much will it cost. to have my house devided into 2 senior retreat’s. one for me and one as investment / to sell

  4. Agnes Vivarelli July 11, 2009 at 7:00 pm -

    Julian Cress

    I just logged on to this site for the first time and got a surprise to see you julian as the guy doing this…..

    Its Agnes here your old french teacher from Mosman evening college, i wanted to get on the show as a contestant, i just quit my job and i am passionate about design and want to do it……

    2 degrees of separation??? not even one, and i am not old, just taught you a long time ago, i still look good…. for a frog qui parle francais

    Eh bien cherie hear from you in due course…


  5. Abbey June 3, 2009 at 3:54 pm -

    This show rocks!!!!

    the show is already the best after only a couple of week`s and i think it should win a logie.My fav desginer is Chontelle (sorry if i spelt it wrong) but i love all u guys and just to tell u u r doing a renovation close to my own house.Peace !!

  6. Chris Riley May 24, 2009 at 7:15 pm -

    Awesome show. Have an awesome house that needs an awesome makeover.
    How about you deliver me an awesome surprise. Cheers

  7. Kandy Taylor May 7, 2009 at 3:54 pm -

    just wondering how i enter to become contestants on the show, our house would be great to do up.. we would love it..

  8. Kate April 30, 2009 at 4:46 pm -

    Awesome, awesome awesome!
    Had a look at some of these designers profiles and they are amazing. This should be a knock out show… beats Domestic Blitz for me. These are real, everyday families struggling like everyone else through the Global Financial Crisis and they are given such a wonderful oppurtunity. Lucky ducks!!

  9. David Knox April 29, 2009 at 12:16 pm -

    I’ve previously reported host David Heimann (a couple of times) and judges, which is in the link provided in the story.

  10. seanie April 29, 2009 at 11:31 am -

    “high style, high stakes” *vomits*

    That tag line on the promos is about as cheesey as it gets

  11. Jerome April 28, 2009 at 9:55 pm -

    tommyk, i agree.

    u can add the outdoor room and guerrilla gardiners to that list.
    This show was green lighted while DB was getting 1.5-1.6 and appeared to be climbing. 9 obviously thought that the great backyard show phase of 2002 was back and went off their heads throwing money at reno shows. but it appears the phase never happened and DB’s short success was just a fluke.

    time will tell, it looks very high budget and 9 is committing a lot of airtime and ad time to it which IMO is the right way to go, but at the same time it is the budget and airtime that will hurt the most if it lands on the ever growing list of 9’s expensive flops.

  12. DAN April 28, 2009 at 8:52 pm -

    With BL finished and Merlin starting this may do ok for 9 that’s if they give it more than 2 weeks will probably struggle against sevens powerhouse RSPCA/ZOO/FMF on Tuesday

  13. timmy April 28, 2009 at 8:47 pm -

    well that’s annoyng, the Sunday 6.30 time for both HomeMade and Merlin overlaps with my regular 6pm Seven News recording, so something’s gotta give.

  14. tommyk April 28, 2009 at 7:58 pm -

    will there be a host?

    i have my doubts over this. domstic blitz, battlefronts, second chance, and chopping block all recieved less than desired ratings of late, some were terrible ratings. and most of them were Sunday 6:30.

  15. David Knox April 28, 2009 at 7:30 pm -
  16. Kathy April 28, 2009 at 7:20 pm -

    ‘Matthew Simpson (36) SA’

    If this is the same person….nice work

    I am looking for to this show as I was a huge fan of ‘the block’


  17. Cameron April 28, 2009 at 7:17 pm -

    If successful, it should win it’s Sunday time slot and hopefully improve Tuesdays.

    Tuesday is a tough night for Nine but Underbelly Uncut may do well or at least better than Hell’s Kitchen and Bridezillas.

    Hopefully Homemade will be a hit. Better than repeats and rubbish.

  18. Craig H April 28, 2009 at 6:43 pm -

    this may do alright on sundays, I dont see Merlin setting the world on fire on TEN in that 6.30pm slot and Sunday Night is struggling along on 7..Sounds like a same old, same old kind of reno show though…yawn!

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