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Brother vs. Brother

Brother vs. Brother

Photo Credit:  HGTV
  • Premiered: 
    July 21, 2013
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  • Network: HGTV
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Spinoff of Property Brothers 
  • Subject Matter: Talent
  • Tags: home improvement

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Plot Synopsis

For its first two seasons, BROTHER VS. BROTHER pits Jonathan Scott's skills as a licensed contractor against his twin brother Drew's experience as a real-estate agent, as each leads a team of home-improvement experts who are trying to avoid elimination while executing the smartest home renovation upgrades and scoring the biggest property-value increases. The winning contestant takes home $50,000 cash at the end of each six-episode season. In each 60-minute episode, teams are challenged with one home renovation project. Whether they're asked to renovate homes in 48 hours or take on a four-day challenge while losing a team member mid-project, the two teams -- with the help of their mentors -- must overcome hidden reno problems, team dysfunction, and even the flu to impress guest judges. After five episodes and multiple eliminations, the remaining players on the two teams compete in a final challenge -- renovating identical houses -- with the losing team sent home and one contestant from the winning team taking home $50,000. Season 1 guest judges included: POWER BROKER's Mike Aubrey; SELLING LA's Kennon Earl; and LOVE IT OR LIST IT's Hilary Farr and David Visentin. Drew and Jonathan returned for a second season of BROTHER VS. BROTHER on Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 9pm ET/PT on HGTV. In the Season 2 premiere, each team was tasked with making over a ranch home, but Team Drew started off with a major setback. After both teams raced to finish their projects, the losing team received shocking news. Guest judges appearing in Season 2 included FLIP OR FLOP's Tarek & Christina El Moussa (Episode 2) and LOVE IT OR LIST IT's Hilary Farr and David Visentin (Episode 3). Plus, Drew and Jonathan's older brother, JD Scott, gave fans behind-the-scenes access at, sharing his special inside knowledge about his younger brothers and interviewing Jonathan, Drew and the contestants. On Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 9pm ET/PT, HGTV premiered the four-episode third season of BROTHER VS. BROTHER, as Jonathan and Drew go head to head to finally determine who is best. From demolition to sale, the guys' each have $300,000 to buy a Las Vegas fixer upper and completely renovate every room. Along the way their friends and family stop by to see how they're doing, while the brothers compete in challenges -- with the loser facing dares such as dancing in an exotic male revue or wearing an embarrassing costume in the middle of a crowded public place. The brother who scores the highest property value increase upon selling their renovated property wins the battle and -- most importantly -- unlimited bragging rights. Season 3 guest judges include: YOUR BIG FAMILY RENOVATION's Jen and Brandon Hatmaker; BEACH FLIP's David Bromstad and Josh Temple; and LOVE IT OR LIST IT's Hilary Farr and David Visentin. Budgets are bigger and the stakes are higher as Drew and Jonathan Scott go head-to-head in Las Vegas for HGTV's fourth season of BROTHER VS. BROTHER. Premiering Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 9pm ET/PT, the six-episode season follows the popular twins as they compete to buy, renovate and sell a Vegas home -- each with $500,000 to spend. Refereed by their older brother JD, Jonathan and Drew will battle to win weekly challenges by impressing an illustrious panel of HGTV and DIY Network expert guest judges. In the end, the Brother with the highest net profit after their home's sale will emerge victorious in the competition. Guest judges Lex and Alana LeBlanc, Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri, Egypt Sherrod, David Bromstad, Tiffany Brooks, and Vanilla Ice decide who wins each weekly match. In the season opener, "Nice, Nice Baby," Jonathan and Drew have seven days to get their living and dining rooms ready for Vanilla Ice to judge! It's a tight race between Jonathan's midcentury modern makeover of a '60s Vegas rancher and Drew's Hollywood-inspired family home. The winner takes home the crown, while the loser plays the fool in the famed Las Vegas attraction Tournament of Kings. Jonathan and Drew Scott face-off in Galveston, Texas, for the fifth season of the real estate and renovation competition BROTHER VS. BROTHER: JONATHAN VS. DREW. Premiering Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT on HGTV, the series arms the twins with $600,000 each and six weeks of time to purchase and transform drab waterfront homes into stunning vacation retreats. With older brother JD acting as referee and a star-studded panel of HGTV and DIY Network guest judges serving as challenge reviewers, Jonathan and Drew go head-to-head in daunting home-related trials. The weekly challenge loser is forced to endure miserable outings such as riding a terrifying amusement park attraction, climbing an 81-foot obstacle ropes course or heading out to sea to catch shrimp for the winner's dinner. Each week the challenge winner enjoys all the fun Galveston offers, including exhilarating flyboarding in the bay, playing with penguins at the local aquarium and zip-lining at beautiful local attraction Moody Gardens. "I've won the past two years, fair and square," said Jonathan. "Three times is a charm and this is the competition where that is going to happen." "For me, failure is not an option," said Drew. "This year, I'm going to win or die trying." Fellow HGTV stars Eric and Lindsey Bennett (DESERT FLIPPERS), David Bromstad (MY LOTTERY DREAM HOME), Tiffany Brooks (HGTV SMART HOME), Karen E Laine and Mina Starsiak (GOOD BONES), and Egypt Sherrod (FLIPPING VIRGINS) as well as DIY Network hosts Ben Sargent (BACKYARD GOLDMINE) and Brett Waterman (RESTORED) travel to Galveston to decide which brother wins each weekly match. In the season opener, "Beachfront Battle," Jonathan and Drew have one week to renovate their Gulf Coast living spaces, including a bungalow and classic coastal, before David Bromstad and Egypt Sherrod step in to judge. The loser must ride the local amusement park's Cyclone multiple times. Season 6 of BROTHER VS. BROTHER premiered on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 9pm ET/PT on HGTV, with HGTV superstars Jonathan and Drew Scott returning for a new season. Set in the San Francisco suburbs, the new six-episode season is a hyper-test of the twins' reno know-how. With just six weeks to buy, transform and sell two unique homes in the Bay Area's hot real estate market, the brother who earns the highest net profit will claim victory. Each week, older brother JD will serve as the referee for the home renovation challenges, while guest stars from HGTV or DIY Network will evaluate and choose their favorite design. HGTV stars Leanne and Steve Ford (Restored by the Fords), Bristol and Aubrey Marunde (Flip or Flop Vegas), Egypt Sherrod (Flipping Virgins), and Mina Starsiak and Karen E Laine (Good Bones), as well as DIY Network favorite Scott McGillivray (Buyers Bootcamp with Scott McGillivray) will decide which brother wins each weekly match. The weekly challenge loser in the fierce flipping competition will complete unpleasant dares such as cleaning out the giraffe moat at the Oakland Zoo and stomping a barrel of sticky grapes in Napa. On the other hand, the challenge winner will live it up as he gets to visit - and name - a baby wallaroo in a private zoo tour and enjoy a gourmet meal and VIP wine tasting while overlooking a picturesque vineyard.
On Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 9pm ET/PT, HGTV premiered the Season 6 finale of BROTHER VS. BROTHER. Jonathan and Drew's competition to flip two San Francisco area houses is almost complete as they tackle their outdoor spaces. Their flipping expertise is put to the ultimate test when the houses go on the market and buyers make the final call.


Other Titles

  • Season 3 title: Brother vs. Brother: Jonathan vs. Drew

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by CBS Eye Productions


  • (Seasons 3 & 4) - Las Vegas, Nevada USA
  • (Season 5) - Galveston, Texas USA
  • (Season 6) - San Francisco, California USA