Fans of the wildly popular podcast History Hyenas have known this news for a while now but today it became official as truTV announced the greenlight of Chris DiStefano’s new TV show Backyard Bar Wars.
The show, hosted by Chrissy D is a home renovation series with that “pits two neighbors against each other in an ultimate backyard build-off to create the buzziest at-home bar on the block.” DiStefano, a self-proclaimed “unhandyman” will play ringleader to the madness. The show will begin as a 10 episode half hour competition series. It is filming in Los Angeles and will premiere on truTV in July 2021.
Producers describe the show as, “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.” Calling it “not your average build show”. Based on the rising trend of DIY at-home bars, it’s a send-up of the classic home reno show combined with hilarious moments of a host roasting the builders in a way that only he can. The one thing that’s not a joke are the bars themselves as viewers can expect jaw-dropping reveals that will leave everyone watching thirsty for a second round.
Distefano stated, “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!”