Carolla, a comedian best known to reality fans as a contestant on Dancing With the Stars (Season Six) and Celebrity Apprentice (Season 5), apparently also spent a decade working in construction and became a master carpenter who has built hundreds of homes including his own.
Catch a Contractor starts out like HGTV's Rescue My Renovation, meeting with frustrated homeowners and reviewing the shoddy workmanship and outright fraud that has left their homes in dangerous or even uninhabitable condition. But while HGTV's contractor John DeSilvia fixes the damage, Catch a Contractor takes a different approach.
After Carolla and the show's expert contractor, Skip Bedell, assess the property and identify all the problems with the work; Bedell's private investigator wife, Alison, hunts down the unscrupulous contractors (not an easy task considering that most have changed their contact information to avoid being found).
The shady contractor is then lured to a 'sting house' where he is confronted by Carolla, Bedell and the angry homeowners. The contractor is called out on every job that was done poorly (or not at all) and given the opportunity to avoid looking like douche on national TV by repairing the mess they'd previously left behind. Carolla and Bedell oversee any repairs that are done, to verify the job is done properly this time.
Catch a Contractor premieres with two back-to-back episodes, Sunday, March 9 at 10PM Eastern/Pacific on Spike TV.
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