Holmes on Homes, with Brad Pitt

Tuesday, Apr 7, 2009

Homegrown home-reno crusader Mike Holmes’s one-man show Holmes on Homes (Global – 9 p.m.) has been a popular draw with viewers of HGTV for several years now, thanks to his no-nonsense, tell-it-like-it-is building advice.

Tonight, in the first of a two-part special, Holmes in New Orleans, Holmes connects with Brad Pitt to help rebuild homes in New Orleans’ devastated Lower 9th Ward district.

It’s all part of Holmes’ life statement, Make It Right, tattooed on his arm. Holmes established the Make It Right Foundation to help homeowners in need. When he learned that Pitt had established a New Orleans chapter to help that city’s more disadvantaged residents deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, he offered his know-how – and his building crew – to the cause.

The result is a more down-to-earth, less extreme Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, in which Holmes and his workers go at their new work assignment hammer-and-nail.
Source: The Montreal Gazette