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Competition Series ‘Backyard Bar Wars’ Greenlit by truTV

10 Episode Series to Debut in July

Cable net truTV has greenlit 10 hours of half-hour competition series “Backyard Bar Wars,” which is described as a new home reno series with a comedic spin. Each episode pits two neighbors against each other in the ultimate backyard build-off to see who can create the buzziest at-home bar on the block. Hosted by self-described “unhandy-man” comedian Chris Distefano, “Backyard Wars” is from 44 Blue Productions, a Red Arrow Studios company, and is slated to debut in July.

“It’s not what you drink, it’s where you drink it and who you’re drinking with,” noted Corie Henson, EVP/Head of Unscripted Development, TNT, TBS, truTV. “‘Backyard Bar Wars’ is an ambitious twist on your favorite neighborhood bar, and a custom bar in your own backyard is one of the coolest and most creative prizes ever.”

Said series host, Chris Distefano: “I’m so excited to be a part of this show; it was a blast shooting the pilot and I can’t wait to get out there and get drunk and build stuff. Hope this show has insurance! Finally, I can show my girlfriend and my father that I am a real man! I am Chrissy the Tool!”

“Backyard Bar Wars” is not your average build show. Based on the rising trend of DIY at-home bars, “Backyard Bar Wars” is a send-up of the classic home reno show combined with hilarious moments of comedian and host, Chris Distefano, roasting the builders in a way that only he can. The one thing that’s not a joke are the bars themselves – viewers can expect jaw-dropping reveals that will leave everyone watching thirsty for a second round.