Oct 16, 2012
Recreating blazing kitchen grease fires, erupting vacuum cleaners and bursting helium tanks is all in a day’s work on the brand-new series House Hazards, premiering Tuesday October 16th at 10 pm ET/PT on HGTV Canada. Using state of the art technology and scientific experiments, this series puts potential home hazards to the test in a real house. Hosted by scientist Francesca Garigue, engineering wizard Dan Dicaire, and special effects guru Brendan Callaghan, House Hazards is a mind-blowing supersized look at everyday household dangers.
“House Hazards is an electrifying, eye-opening original Canadian series that unearths some of the most unexpected dangers in our own homes,” said Barbara Williams, SVP of Content at Shaw Media. “A real departure from anything else currently on the network, it’s a powerful addition to our fall lineup.”
In each episode, the gutsy hosts of House Hazards work together to test four potential home hazards. Using scientific experiments and intense imagination, they recreate the most dangerous things that can happen in a home. What happens when a fork is put in a microwave? Why can making a cake lead to an explosion? What are the real results of combining different household chemicals? House Hazards tackles all these questions and more in an eye-popping look at domestic disasters.
"House Hazards explores the disastrous results of human error,” said Joe Houlihan, Executive Vice President of Programming, Cineflix. “Viewers will be blown away by the potential dangers lurking in an ordinary house, and just how explosive some household situations can get."
Episode 1: Cleanliness
Tuesday October 16 at 10pm ET/PT
Everyone likes a clean house, but there are dirty secrets when it comes to domestic disinfection. Brendan maxes out a laundry machine to simulate a common mishap while Dan faces extreme heat as he disables a dryer. Francesca and Dan wonder if the dirtiest room in the house is the bathroom or the kitchen. And Brendan’s experiment with everyday household cleaners produces a not-so-spotless finish!
Episode 2: Freak Accidents
Tuesday October 16 at 10:30pm ET/PT
The House Hazards team expose the explosive science behind potential domestic disasters. To test the real-life phenomenon of bursting toilets due to methane gas build-up, Brendan creates this bathroom experiment by stuffing manure, food scraps, and diapers into a septic tank. To prove the common dangers of cooking, Francesca rigs up a grease fire that really blazes. Meanwhile, engineer Dan demonstrates the danger of pressurized cylinders commonly used at birthday parties.
For full episodes after they air and to learn more about the House Hazards hosts, visit www.hgtv.ca.
HGTV Canada is a Shaw Media Network
About Shaw Communications Inc.
Shaw is a diversified communications and media company, providing consumers with broadband cable television, High-Speed Internet, Home Phone, telecommunications services (through Shaw Business), satellite direct-to-home services (through Shaw Direct) and engaging programming content (through Shaw Media). Shaw serves 3.4 million customers, through a reliable and extensive fibre network. Shaw Media operates one of the largest conventional television networks in Canada, Global Television, and 18 specialty networks including HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY and Showcase. Shaw is traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in the S&P/TSX 60 Index (Symbol: TSX – SJR.B, NYSE – SJR). For more information about Shaw, please visit www.shaw.ca.
Cineflix Media Inc. is a leading international media company that brings together global broadcast and production partners, major talent, and key executives to create top quality original content produced and distributed for television and other platforms. Producing more than 400 hours per year of multi-genre television for international broadcasters, and with a rapidly expanding library of 2800 hours, Cineflix Media is a recognized leader with offices in Montreal, Toronto, London, New York, Los Angeles, and Dublin.
For more information, please contact:
416-504-7317 (ext. 489),
Alison Salinas, Cineflix Media, 416-504-7317 (ext. 615), firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Stevens, Publicist, HGTV and DIY Network Canada, Shaw Media, 416-324-7471, email@example.com