Changing Rooms Making a Comeback in Germany


Banijay has signed a deal that sees the home-renovation format Changing Rooms returning in Germany after 15 years.

RTLZWEI has ordered a four-part local version from Banijay Productions Germany that is set to air later this year. The property series has also been refreshed in the U.K., produced by Shine TV for Channel 4 in partnership with Dulux.

Changing Rooms sees two sets of homeowners from the same neighborhood work against the clock to renovate a room in each other’s houses. They are completely in charge of creating a new look for the chosen room—and anything goes.

Lucas Green, global head of content operations for creative networks at Banijay, said: “In a year when the world has been forced to stay at home, we’ve learned that property and interiors shows have become more relevant than ever before. Home renovation and DIY are thriving and viewers are hungry for inspiration for refreshing and fun designs. With the U.K. and now Germany updating the show to suit the Instagram and Pinterest generation, we are already seeing advanced interest in other markets.”

Arno Shneppenheim, managing director at Banijay Productions Germany, added, “Changing Rooms offers great renovations and high-drama as neighbors take charge of one another’s homes. Viewers can expect jaw-dropping moments as well as plenty of hints and tips on how to upscale and design with flair.”

Shona Fraser, head of entertainment and development at RTLZWEI, commented: “We’re very excited to bring the Changing Rooms reboot to Germany and think it will be a perfect fit for our young female audience. We’ll be telling the story across all our linear and digital platforms to reach our audience on all touchpoints.”