Flip Wars (A&E) – Premieres 11th April
A renovation show that shares the base premise of programmes like Storage Wars & Shipping Wars, where it focuses on three pairs of home renovators in Florida as they bid against each other to buy a run down home to flip.
In the show it starts off with the three groups of contractors checking out a home that’s being put up for auction, and follows them as they check the place out, and finding how interested they are in bidding for it. After assessing the building they head off to the auction where after some internal arguing one of the three buy the property.
The programme then goes into a more generic renovation show setup, where the new owners go through the house explaining what they’re gonna do to the place, how much they are going to spend and what they think they’ll be able to sell it for.
As they team does the renovation, the other two teams occasionally pop in to see what they’re up to, and give a few ideas of what they would do if they were working on the property. Then when the building is finished, the teams visit the open house to see the what has been done, and after the place is sold the show reveals the profit made on the flip.
Barring the three teams bidding against each other at the beginning, it’s pretty much a generic renovation show that doesn’t have the watchability of either Storage Wars or Shipping Wars.