Anyone who’s ever endured a home renovation will love this idea: A reality show that goes after contractors who do slipshod work and then forces them to go back and make it right.
That’s the idea behind “Catch a Contractor,” a new reality series on Spike that will have TV and radio personality Adam Carolla tracking down shoddy contractors and taking them to task.
Spike announced on Monday that it’s picking up the show and aiming for a premiere sometime next spring.
Spike’s first-season order calls for 10 half-hour episodes.
So why is Adam Carolla hosting this show? Spike’s press release explained that Carolla is a “master carpenter” (something we never knew about him) who knows inferior construction work when he sees it.
In the show, he’ll work with a husband-and-wife team — Skip Bedell, a contractor, and Allison Bedell, who is described as an investigator. According to Spike, the three will “seek retribution for wronged homeowners, whose construction nightmares range from the laughably incompetent to frighteningly hazardous homes that have been left completely torn apart.”
On the show, “Carolla and the Bedells [will] hunt down and confront unscrupulous builders, drag them back to their construction disasters, and make them finish the job right. Carolla and his expert team [will] share their knowledge and ingenuity with the builders — not only in an effort to deliver homeowners the job they paid for, but also to give these suspect contractors the opportunity to redeem themselves.”