Meet The Host

Mike Holmes

Mike Holmes advises homeowners around the world on how to manage renovations, home repairs and maintenance. 

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About the show

Mike Holmes is making it right for homeowners who were the ultimate victims of renovations gone wrong. He’s picking up where he left off with his hit series Holmes on Holmes and Holmes Inspection and taking on the biggest disasters yet. But this time, he’s not just helping unhappy homeowners, he’s making a difference in entire communities where they just don’t need a contractor, they need a miracle.

Episodes

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Season 2, Episode 17

To Mike, From Aggie: A woman Tracks Mike Down and Asks Him to Help Fix Her Daughter-in-Law's Home

Pam is a nurse who works countless hours at a brain injury center. When her family breaks apart she quickly finds a small home for herself and her kids. But as soon as they move in the problems start piling up. Everything from the sump pump and the venting to the kitchen and the yard needs fixing, but she's too busy supporting her family to do it herself. Her mother-in-law Aggie is so desperate to help she tracks down Mike Holmes, writes him a letter and delivers it straight to his mailbox. Mike agrees to do whatever he can to help and puts his son, Mike Holmes Jr. in charge of making it right for Pam.

Wednesday
Mar 11

12am | 11c

Season 2, Episode 17

To Mike, From Aggie: A woman Tracks Mike Down and Asks Him to Help Fix Her Daughter-in-Law's Home

Pam is a nurse who works countless hours at a brain injury center. When her family breaks apart she quickly finds a small home for herself and her kids. But as soon as they move in the problems start piling up. Everything from the sump pump and the venting to the kitchen and the yard needs fixing, but she's too busy supporting her family to do it herself. Her mother-in-law Aggie is so desperate to help she tracks down Mike Holmes, writes him a letter and delivers it straight to his mailbox. Mike agrees to do whatever he can to help and puts his son, Mike Holmes Jr. in charge of making it right for Pam.

Wednesday
Mar 18

1am | 12c

Season 2, Episode 13

Flood Suckers: A Basement is Damaged When Flood Waters Cause Sewage to Back Up Into the Home

When the City of Toronto faces a historic downpour, Gina's basement floods with water backing up from the City's sewage system. The remediation company hired by her insurance fails to follow the right protocols, putting Gina's son Joey at risk when he tries to clean up the mess himself. Mike arrives on site and discovers that Joey's grandfather was a self-taught carpenter, whose workshop was in the now damaged basement. Mike does double duty when he restores this family's home, as well as the fond memories of a grandfather's love and true craftsmanship.

Wednesday
Jul 22

10pm | 9c

Season 2, Episode 12

Great Wall of Crap: A Retaining Wall Faces Complete Failure When a Contractor Doesn't Measure Up

The retaining wall on Elaine and Bert's property was starting to fail when a contractor working next door offers to help. As the work gets underway, it quickly becomes clear that the construction isn't up to par, and finally an engineer confirms what they already suspect: their wall is the worst job they have ever seen. Their contractor completely gives up, and literally picks up his tools and goes home. Mike Holmes takes over the job and shows exactly what can go wrong when you don't do the homework that leads you to the right professional.

Thursday
Jul 23

12am | 11c

Season 2, Episode 6

High Water: A Calgary Home Nearly Destroyed by Floods Gets Completely Repaired

In the aftermath of the worst flood in Alberta's history, Mike Holmes travels to the town of High River to help one family pick up the pieces of their flood-damaged home. But what he discovers he never expected. As Mike takes a tour of the area ravaged by the flood he realizes that most of the homes need to be completely torn down and rebuilt. But when Mike and a team of volunteers start working on John and Gillian's home, they are all surprised by what they find: their home can be saved thanks to the mold-resistant products used in its construction.

Tuesday
Aug 25

10am | 9c

Season 1, Episode 1

A Case of Shingles

Mike Holmes and his crew get on top of a bad roof that has plagued a family for nearly half a century. Living on both sides of their semi-detatched home, this family has been coping with leaks for over 40 years – and Mike's got the evidence to prove it. There's mold in the attic, barely any insulation, and as a result, heat loss like Mike has never seen. Mike and his team conquer the scorching heat and accomplish their mission, demonstrating that a roof built right protects everything underneath it.

Friday
Sep 25

9am | 8c

Season 1, Episode 15

Building Hope: Finishing a second floor addition to help a family overcome health and reno mishaps.

Natalie is overwhelmed by a second floor addition her mother Ingrid started, but couldn't finish. Ingrid poured her life savings into a small cottage in the hope of turning it into her modern dream home. But after spending hundreds of thousands of dollars, the job's not done and the work's all wrong. Tragedy strikes after Ingrid suffers an aneurysm, followed by two strokes. Her daughter Natalie tries to balance taking over the renovation with taking care of her mom, but soon realizes she's in way over head. She turns to Mike to finish the house. Mike and his team will need to fix the HVAC, redo plumbing, replace windows and properly seal the home to finish the job in the best way under the worst circumstances.

Friday
Sep 25

3pm | 2c

Season 1, Episode 5

Caught in a Trap - Part 2

Mike and his crew continue to take on the challenge of rebuilding a home that was only inches away from being a complete demo. With the house still needing insulation, drywall, four bathrooms, a kitchen, two fireplaces, plus all the electrical, plumbing and HVAC ... Mike sends for reinforcements and brings in pro after pro to make sure he delivers a house that not only looks good on the surface but is built right from the ground up. Together they transform what was once an open wound, into an open-concept home.

Friday
Oct 9

11am | 10c

Season 1, Episode 11

Breaking Through: Repairing a bathroom DIY mishap and creating a 'Sign Language' friendly home.

Cheryl decides to handle a bathroom renovation on her own after searching for the right contractor proves harder than it looks. Her family and friends pitch in to help, but even the best intentions can't substitute real expertise. When the truth comes crashing through her ceiling, Cheryl puts a stop to her DIY reno and is left without a working shower for 5 months. Mike comes to her rescue but soon realizes that she needs a lot more than just a shower. Cheryl is Deaf but doesn't have a 'Sign Language' friendly home, which turns this standard bathroom reno into a breakthrough project for Mike and his team.

Friday
Oct 9

5pm | 4c

Season 1, Episode 2

Building Castles

When an arsonist burns down the beloved castle playground in High Park, Mike Holmes is fuming. He leads a legion of crew members, engineers, architects and firefighters into battle against extreme heat and construction challenges. With help from the community, Mike and his team overcome major setbacks to rebuild a brand new castle that's fit for any King or Queen, teaching kids they can rise above any obstacle and build their own kingdoms.

Monday
Nov 30

2pm | 1c

Season 1, Episode 4

Caught in a Trap - Part 1

After paying a contractor to build a second story addition on their home, homeowners Don and Peggy are left with nothing but a bad shell. The contractor ripped off their roof and took off to Europe, leaving the inside of their home exposed to heavy rains for six days. The basement is destroyed and has become a breeding ground for mold, dry rot, and is now home to the biggest nest of ants Mike has ever seen. When things seemed like they couldn't get any worse, Mike is forced to deliver more bad new to the family: everything needs to go, including all of their belongings. The entire layout is re-designed, structure must be reinforced, and Mike closes in on making it right for this family.

Wednesday
Dec 30

10am | 9c

Season 1, Episode 18

Log Jam: Building a log house crosses enemy lines.

Mark's been a pilot in the Canadian military for over 20 years and for the past 8, he and his wife Carol have been planning and designing their dream home to retire in ? a custom log house for their family. Unfortunately they hired a 'friend' of the family to build it. He said it could be done for their $600,000 budget, but after 2 years of building and an extra quarter of a million dollars, their home isn't done and their contractor is long gone. Mark is forced to go back to work teaching fighter pilots on the other side of the world, while Carol faces her own battles at home. Mike Holmes and his team step in with reinforcements, and get a taste of 'Boot Camp'.

Wednesday
Dec 30

1pm | 12c

Season 2, Episode 4

Broken Record: A Con Artist Cheats Another Couple Leaving Them With a Half-Demoed Kitchen

Mike and his team come to the rescue of Sheila and Val, a couple scammed out of their money, their kitchen and their trust by a notorious contracting criminal who would occasionally do one good job to lure other unsuspecting clients. When Mike gets a closer look at the criminal's rap sheet he discovers he's still wanted by the law! It's a tough lesson and cautionary tale about how one good reference doesn't make a good contractor, and how one good deed deserves another, in classic Holmes style.

Saturday
Jan 30

6pm | 5c

Season 1, Episode 11

Breaking Through: Repairing a bathroom DIY mishap and creating a 'Sign Language' friendly home.

Cheryl decides to handle a bathroom renovation on her own after searching for the right contractor proves harder than it looks. Her family and friends pitch in to help, but even the best intentions can't substitute real expertise. When the truth comes crashing through her ceiling, Cheryl puts a stop to her DIY reno and is left without a working shower for 5 months. Mike comes to her rescue but soon realizes that she needs a lot more than just a shower. Cheryl is Deaf but doesn't have a 'Sign Language' friendly home, which turns this standard bathroom reno into a breakthrough project for Mike and his team.

Saturday
Feb 13

7am | 6c

Season 1, Episode 12

A Lift Up: Installing a lift to support a family's need for more mobility throughout their home.

Gill and Julie installed a one-of-a-kind wheelchair lift for their daughter Maya, who has Cerebral Palsy, only to discover that the $17,500 prototype doesn't work. Despite all of the major renovations they have already invested in their home, Gill has no choice but to continue carrying Maya up and down the stairs, which is only getting harder. Mike arrives on site to help give Maya her independence, but the goal proves to be more than a challenge. The trouble starts with just getting the old lift out, and Mike is forced to rethink his approach, redesign the layout and revise his plan to make it right.

Saturday
Feb 13

8am | 7c

Season 1, Episode 13

Over their Heads: Cleaning up the contamination and grief caused by bad contracting.

Homeowners Catherine and Cameron wanted to give their fifty-year-old home an update. They paid $100,000 out of pocket for what was supposed to be their dream renovation. But unfortunately, the contractor they hired didn't have the right skills to deliver the goods, and made a mess of their home in the process. He cut corners by not hiring a licensed electrician and did all of the electrical himself. He moved doors and compromised structure, and the sub trades he hired caused $10,000 in roof damages using $10 worth of staples! Completely disheveled, Catherine and Cameron turn to Mike for help, who gives them a Valentine they'll never forget.

Saturday
Feb 13

9am | 8c

Season 1, Episode 14

Mystery Staircase: Discovering a third floor that's been sealed off for decades.

Homeowners Charmaine and Zephie bought a century home. It was love at first sight but the romance didn't last long. For the past three years they have been coping with leaks in the kitchen and bathroom, electrical problems, collapsed drainpipes and a bad roof. But that's not even the worst part. On top of everything else, there's one secret that will give them no rest: a mysterious third floor that was sealed off by previous homeowners decades before, and which they have no access to. Plagued by visions of black mold lurking in their attic, they call the only Holmes that can solve this mystery . . . and throw in a little extra space.

Saturday
Feb 13

10am | 9c

Season 1, Episode 10

Labor of Love

When a high school student suddenly passes away after a football game, his shop teacher and classmates decide to help his family by renovating their basement as part of a school project. But the job gets too big for them to handle on their own and they send for help. Mike Holmes answers the call, on the condition that they help him finish what they started. Working together towards the same goal, Mike teaches the boys valuable lessons in construction, and how rebuilding can sometimes help heal wounds.

Saturday
Feb 13

11am | 10c

Season 1, Episode 16

Starting Again: Building a solarium to let in the light for a heart-broken widow.

Manuel and his wife were like two peas in a pod, but now it's just one, and the pod is in desperate need of some TLC. After his wife passed away, Manuel couldn't sleep in their bedroom, which was part of an old addition previous homeowners had built. So he closed off the space which opened it up to critters for the last 4 years. There's no foundation, no permits, and no way Mike is leaving without giving Manuel a warm space to fill with new memories. Mike takes it all down to the ground, and for the first time in Holmes history he let's the family play a big role in the rebuild. But before the job's done they'll need to redo a retaining wall, deal with asbestos and Manuel's son, Ben will feel the real pain of a bathroom demo.

Saturday
Feb 13

12pm | 11c

Season 1, Episode 1

A Case of Shingles

Mike Holmes and his crew get on top of a bad roof that has plagued a family for nearly half a century. Living on both sides of their semi-detatched home, this family has been coping with leaks for over 40 years – and Mike's got the evidence to prove it. There's mold in the attic, barely any insulation, and as a result, heat loss like Mike has never seen. Mike and his team conquer the scorching heat and accomplish their mission, demonstrating that a roof built right protects everything underneath it.

Sunday
Feb 21

7am | 6c

Season 1, Episode 3

Ventilation Blues

When Mike Holmes and his crew start pulling up floors and tearing down walls they uncover disaster after disaster, and nothing is leveling out. Sledgehammers to the kitchen floor compromised structure; cutting corners in the bathroom led to mold; and there's asbestos in the basement. These are just some of the problems Mike and his crew have to fix after he sets his sights on making this wrong situation right.

Sunday
Feb 21

8am | 7c

Season 1, Episode 2

Building Castles

When an arsonist burns down the beloved castle playground in High Park, Mike Holmes is fuming. He leads a legion of crew members, engineers, architects and firefighters into battle against extreme heat and construction challenges. With help from the community, Mike and his team overcome major setbacks to rebuild a brand new castle that's fit for any King or Queen, teaching kids they can rise above any obstacle and build their own kingdoms.

Sunday
Feb 21

9am | 8c

Season 2, Episode 1

House Sandwich: Two Monster Homes Were Built on Either Side of a House That's Now Flooding

Nel and Tom have been living in their home for nearly 10 years without any issues. But when two big custom homes are built on either side, the problems start flooding in. Water is pouring into their basement and they don't know how to stop it. The homeowners are ready to blame the builders that built their neighbors' homes. But after taking a closer look, Mike notices that their 60-year-old house and property are in desperate need of some TLC. What starts as a simple foundation repair turns into damage control when Mike and his team uncover an electrical nightmare.

Sunday
Feb 21

10am | 9c

Season 2, Episode 3

5 Years Old: Newer Is Not Necessarily Better

Randy and Carleen bought a brand new house to avoid the headaches and worries of an older home. But they soon discover that newer doesn't always mean better. Since Day 1 they have had nothing but problems, and after countless attempts to contact the builder, their warranties expire leaving them on their own. Bringing in his team of pros, Mike Holmes proves that building beyond the minimum leads to maximum results.

Sunday
Feb 21

11am | 10c

Season 2, Episode 7

A Tear in the Fabric: A Waterproof Membrane That Was Accidentally Cut Causes Water Damage in a Home

Lynn moved into her 3-storey townhouse just over a year ago when she noticed water pooling on her rooftop deck. She hired a reputable contractor to fix the problem but all it took was just one rainfall and the water started to pour in. Her insurance company takes care of the cosmetic damages but never fixes the problem. Fearing it could all happen again, Lynn contacts Mike Holmes who discovers a hole in the waterproof membrane. Unfortunately, it's just the tip of the iceberg and Mike and his crew have to peel back a number of layers to make this job right and watertight.

Sunday
Feb 21

12pm | 11c

Season 2, Episode 13

Flood Suckers: A Basement is Damaged When Flood Waters Cause Sewage to Back Up Into the Home

When the City of Toronto faces a historic downpour, Gina's basement floods with water backing up from the City's sewage system. The remediation company hired by her insurance fails to follow the right protocols, putting Gina's son Joey at risk when he tries to clean up the mess himself. Mike arrives on site and discovers that Joey's grandfather was a self-taught carpenter, whose workshop was in the now damaged basement. Mike does double duty when he restores this family's home, as well as the fond memories of a grandfather's love and true craftsmanship.

Sunday
Feb 21

1pm | 12c

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