FOX casting for home renovation show.

FOX casting for home renovation show.
FOX is taking a cue from every single other cable channel and ripping off Trading Spaces with an Australian import titled The Complex.

The network is looking for four couples who can renovate condos in Southern California for two months; they’ll auction off the finished product and the couples will get to keep the cash.

Only “real life couples ages 22-35 who lived together and have been in their relationship for at least two years” and who “have demonstrable skills in home renovation and decoration” are asked to apply, Zap2it.com reports.

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