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Fox Orders 'Home Free' Reality Show From 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' EP

Mike Holmes-hosted series will feature contestants vying to win their dream home

Fox has placed an eight-episode order for a new reality competition series, "Home Free," from Relativity Television and "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" executive producer Tom Forman.

The series, which will be hosted by "Holmes on Holmes" contractor Mike Holmes, will feature couples vying to win their dream home.

On the series, which premieres July 22 at 9 p.m., nine couples are challenged to revive one run-down home every week. During each episode, Holmes will present the couples with tasks designed to test and challenge the skills of the do-it-yourself enthusiasts.

In a surprise twist, when the work is done for the day, the couples don't have far to travel to get home... because not only must they work together to restore the home, they must all live together in the same dilapidated home 24/7. The more they accomplish, the better they sleep at night.

Couples who don't perform up to code will face elimination, until the two remaining couples fight to win their ultimate dream home.

"'Home Free is a 'renovation' of the home makeover genre and Fo is, without question, the right network to partner with," said Relativity Television CEO Forman,  who will serve as executive producer on the new offering. "We're thrilled to have host Mike Holmes, the most legit name in renovation. He's going to inspire our contestants, but also push them to the limit ... and that's a great thing. I've done some big shows, but this is the biggest, complete with all sorts of twists and turns you'll have to watch to believe. We can't wait to get renovating."

Holmes, George Verschoor, Trice Bartow, Brad Bishop and Andrew Marcus are also executive producing.

"A home is way more than brick and mortar. So being part of this new series and partnering with Fox is truly exciting for me," Holmes added. "I'm ready to break ground with these couples. It's going to be a lot of sweat and tears but I promise you, all worth it in the end...trust me on this."