truTV announced today that it has greenlit Backyard Bar Wars, a new home reno series with a comedic spin. Each episode pits two neighbors against each other in the ultimate backyard build-off to see who can create the buzziest at-home bar on the block. Hosted by self-described “unhandy-man” comedian Chris Distefano, the 10-episode half-hour competition series from 44 Blue Productions will be filmed in and around Los Angeles and will premiere in July 2021.
Corie Henson, EVP/Head of Unscripted Development, TNT, TBS, truTV, said, “It’s not what you drink, it’s where you drink it and who you’re drinking with. Backyard Bar Wars is an ambitious twist on your favorite neighborhood bar, and a custom bar in your own backyard is one of the coolest and most creative prizes ever.”
“I’m so excited to be a part of this show; it was a blast shooting the pilot and I can’t wait to get out there and get drunk and build stuff,” added Chris Distefano. “Hope this show has insurance. Finally, I can show my girlfriend and my father that I am a real man. I am Chrissy the Tool.”
Backyard Bar Wars is not your average build show. Based on the rising trend of DIY at-home bars, Backyard Bar Wars is a send-up of the classic home reno show combined with hilarious moments of comedian and host, Chris Distefano, roasting the builders in a way that only he can. The one thing that’s not a joke are the bars themselves – viewers can expect jaw-dropping reveals that will leave everyone watching thirsty for a second round.
Backyard Bar Wars is executive produced by Stephanie Noonan Drachkovitch, David Hale and Dan Snook of 44 Blue Productions, a Red Arrow Studios company, for truTV. The showrunner is Reno Camozzi.