Men and women vie for $500,000 as they train under the command of four very vocal drill instructors in this reality show. Two contestants are eliminated in each episode. 'Celebrities' (including Kato Kaelin and Barry Williams) ran the gauntlet in a 2002 version of the series.
Couples compete to win their dream home by renovating a dilapidated house under the watchful eye of professional contractor Mike Holmes, who both criticizes and compliments their work while sharing his expertise. The couples also live in the house until the job is done.