House Rules Sidelines The Block

In case you missed yesterday’s announcement, Three’s The Block NZ has become the latest casualty of the unravelling housing market and will be replaced next year by a local version of House Rules.

Here’s the media release:


Local version of House Rules announced for 2023

30 November 2022 – Warner Bros. Discovery ANZ has today announced a local version of House Rules is coming to Three audiences in 2023.

House Rules, a hit home-renovation reality format from Australia’s the Seven Network, sees five teams renovating each other’s homes and competing for the ultimate prize.

Next year, the new home reno show will replace The Block NZ which will be postponed until 2024, due to the challenging housing market.

The Block NZ is an incredibly important show in our schedule and every year we want to give contestants the best possible chance of success while also delivering an exceptional product for our partners,” says Vicki Keogh, Senior Director Production Warner Bros. Discovery ANZ.

“We’ve been monitoring the housing market very closely and due to the ongoing challenges that are occurring, we have made the tough but necessary decision to postpone the show to 2024 to give contestants and the show the best chance of success.

“We know our audiences love a good home reno show and are delighted to announce that we have commissioned a local version of House Rules, another much loved format that we look forward to adapting for our audiences in 2023.”

House Rules sees five teams of two gamble with the most important possession in their lives: their home. Teams hand over the keys to their homes and leave their competitors to transform every room in their house.

Guided by just five ‘house rules’, teams are each given a designated zone in the house to completely renovate. They must draw on all their creative talents, determination and strategy to produce breathtaking reveals that impress not only the home owners but the judges too.

Every team ends up with the ultimate reward – a complete transformation of their own home, but which team will win the grand prize? Further details will be announced in the coming months.

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One Response to “House Rules Sidelines The Block”

  1. Warning: preg_replace(): Unknown modifier '/' in /home/customer/www/ on line 66
    December 1, 2022 at 4:42 pm

    Didn’t last season of Australian series House Rules air on TVNZ 1 in 2020? Australian series of House Rules used to be a stablemate on Three before TVNZ got the rights.

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