Series: Canada's Worst Handyman
A Canadian Reality Show
that tries to rehabilitate the country's constructionaly challenged in much the same way as its sister program
does for driving. This involves sending candidates (usually nominated by their relatives) to a central location (referred to as the "Handyman Rehabilitation Centre") to take classes on various techniques from professionals, and then (hopefully) apply their new-found skills to perform various DIY tasks in their designated rooms. All of these quests are aimed toward "refurbishing" their building into something, such as a bed and breakfast, dorm rooms, honeymoon suites, etc. (which will invariably be labelled as "Canada's Worst ..."
). The contestants also work on tasks in a group project (such as re-doing a kitchen or building a spa area) throughout the season, where the previous day's "most improved" serves as the foreman.
Unlike Canada's Worst Driver
, there is no elimination; the 5 contestants stay for the entire season (with one rather glaring exception in Season 4). Despite this, the most improved and worst people of the day are singled out at the end of each episode, the latter also has to hang their head in shame
(in the Hall of Shame. With a nail. And a picture frame.
) In the end, after final judgement, one person is ultimately crowned Canada's Worst Handyman. Your mileage may vary on whether this should be described as "winning" the show. As with its sister, while the show is serious about trying to rehabilitate these unfortunate subjects, much of it is still Played for Laughs
The series started in 2006 and lasted six seasons before going on hiatus; however, in July 2014, Discovery Channel started advertising a casting call for what could possibly be a seventh season. Although said ad does not mention the name of the show, it does use footage from it, and indicates that the most improved at the end would now win a cash prize too.
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