Los Angeles (February 23, 2021) – 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, a Red Arrow Studios company, will be filmed in and around Los Angeles and will premiere in July 2021.
Said Corie Henson, EVP/Head of Unscripted Development, TNT, TBS, truTV: “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.”
Said series host, Chris Distefano: “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. 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. Chris Distefano is represented by Rick Dorfman, Authentic Talent and Literary Management, UTA and Cohen Gardner Law.
truTV, a WarnerMedia brand, is a bold, fresh entertainment network that gives viewers audacious content with laugh-out-loud moments and relatable characters. With millions of engaged fans across linear, digital and social channels, the cable network features a growing roster of critically acclaimed and fan-favorite, premium scripted, non-scripted and hybrid series, such as “Impractical Jokers,” “Impractical Jokers: Dinner Party,” “Tacoma FD,” “Top Secret Videos,” “Double Cross with Blake Griffin,” “Fast Foodies,” “Big Trick Energy” and more. truTV is also a partner in airing the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship each year. Website: www.trutv.com
About 44 Blue Productions
44 Blue Productions, a Red Arrow Studios company, is an award-winning producer of non-fiction and unscripted content. Founded by Rasha and Stephanie Noonan Drachkovitch, 44 Blue’s impressive slate of ground-breaking series includes new TLC show Backyard Bar Wars; Animal Planet’s top-rated and long-running Pit Bulls & Parolees; ID's Twisted Sisters; A&E’s twice- Emmy® nominated series Wahlburgers, and Nightwatch; Fox’s First Responders Live; Netflix’s Jailbirds; MSNBC’S critically acclaimed Lockup and its trio of spinoff series Lockup: Raw, Lockup: World Tour and Life After Lockup; Oxygen’s The Real Murders of Orange County; E!’s Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry; and OWN’s Gracie Award winning Married to the Army: Alaska. 44 Blue is represented by William Morris Endeavor. 44blue.com