Chris Distefano to host Backyard Bar Wars for truTV

Chris Distefano bellied up to the bar for his previous Comedy Central series, Stupid Questions with Chris Distefano.

Now he’s checking out homemade bars in strangers’ backyards for truTV.

truTV announced today that it has greenlit Backyard Bar Wars, 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. Distefano hosts the 10-episode half-hour competition series, which will be filmed in and around Los Angeles, and premiere in July 2021. 

“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!” Distefano said.
Added Corie Henson, EVP/Head of Unscripted Development, TNT, TBS, truTV: “It’s not what you drink, it’s where you drink it and who you’re drinking with. 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.”

The series is is executive produced by Stephanie Noonan Drachkovitch, David Hale and Dan Snook of 44 Blue Productions, a Red Arrow Studios company, for truTV. The showrunner is Reno Camozzi.

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