'Backed by the Bros' Is Unlike Any Show the Scott Brothers Have Hosted

The new series takes the power out of Jonathan and Drew’s hands: "There are serious stakes here."

Get excited: Drew and Jonathan Scott have a new series in the works called Backed By The Bros, and it premieres on HGTV Wednesday, June 5, at 9|8c (and will be available to stream the same day and time on Max).

These two have pretty much done it all since their premiere series, Property Brothers, first aired in 2011. (Check out Property Brothers: Forever Home, Brother vs. Brother and Celebrity IOU to see their prowess firsthand.) Their role in all their shows has always been constant: The bros call the shots.

Well, not anymore.

The new series puts the brothers in the backseat as they help hopeful entrepreneurs make the most of their investments. Though Jonathan and Drew can give advice and assist with project management, it’s ultimately up to the investors to decide how they want to move forward.

Needless to say, a new kind of Scott-filled entertainment awaits. Ahead of the premiere, we sat down with Drew and Jonathan to discuss what makes Backed By The Bros special.

What Sets Backed By The Bros Apart?

1. The Brothers Don't Have Final Say

“It’s completely different from any show we’ve done before,” Drew tells HGTV. “Usually, Jonathan and I are totally in charge and calling the shots. On Backed By The Bros, we can give suggestions and our best advice, but it’s really up to the investors to decide if they’re going to take it. For example, we can suggest they use our contractors, but if they want to use their own crew, that’s their choice. It’s hard not to be in the driver’s seat!”

“These are real investors we’re working with, and not all of these stories are going to go off without a hitch,” Jonathan says. “And there are serious stakes here: Some of these folks have their retirement or their kids’ college funds wrapped up in their projects, so they really have a lot on the line ... and we’re used to having everything our way, so it’s practice in trusting the process. Are we control freaks?!"

“I know I am, because it’s hard to watch from the sidelines,” Drew admits. “Still, we’re not always right, and it’s a good reminder that other people have amazing ideas, too. Sometimes, they’re teaching us new ways to approach things.”

2. Drew and Jonathan Choose Their Protégés Carefully

“We need to be able to see the potential, and the end goal has to be realistic,” Drew says. “If the house needs a ton of work and we just don’t see how the investor’s budget is going to make that happen, we’re probably not going to back it. But if we offer them an alternative where we think it could work and they actually listen, then we’re open to it.”

“Exactly, it’s not just about the property,” Jonathan adds. “We’re looking for the right investors, too. Those are people who are willing to roll up their sleeves and get stuff done. We want to put our energy into someone who’s going to make it happen and not just expect us to lead the charge and do the dirty work.”

3. They're Helping Families Create a Better Financial Future

They've always been all about creating happiness, but this is the first time the duo is actively working to improve a family’s investment. “Helping families has always been our number one goal and motivator,” Jonathan says. “This was a great opportunity to reach out to people who are putting themselves out there and trying to make money for their families.”

“If they can turn these projects around, they can be real moneymakers,” Drew adds. “Then, these investors can get out of debt, replenish their savings or create some wealth for their families. The possibilities are pretty amazing.”

4. The Brothers Dedicate More Than Just Time

“We give them access to a ton of resources they wouldn’t have, like covering designers for them or letting them shop our warehouses and getting things like appliances and furniture for free or really cheap,” Drew says.

“Plus, of course, they get our infinite wisdom, which is priceless,” Jonathan jokes. “But on a serious note, Drew and I have made so many mistakes throughout the years. If we can offer our time and mentorship and hopefully help these investors avoid major headaches that are going to cost them, then we’ve done our jobs.”

Keep Up With the Bros

Find a trove of the Scott Brothers shows streaming on Max, including Property Brothers: Forever Home, Brother vs. Brother and Celebrity IOU. Stay connected via HGTV's digital platforms by following @HGTV and #BackedByTheBros on Facebook, X, Instagram and TikTok. DrewandJonathan.com is the digital hub for all things Drew and Jonathan Scott. Follow Drew @mrdrewscott and Jonathan @jonathanscott on Instagram, Facebook and TikTok. Each episode of Backed By The Bros will be available to stream Wednesdays at 9|8c on Max beginning June 5.

Next Up

HGTV Announces New Real Estate Show 'Zillow Gone Wild' Starring Jack McBrayer

Based on the popular @ZillowGoneWild Instagram account, HGTV's newest series will feature an array of wacky homes. We have all the details.

We Get to Ring in the New Year With Fresh Episodes of 'Celebrity IOU'

Real estate gurus Jonathan and Drew Scott can't wait for us to see what's in store. HGTV has all the details.

Watch: Ben Napier Has the Ultimate Super-Dad Moment in NYC

You’ll get some serious holiday joy after watching Home Town host Ben Napier step up for his daughter, Helen. Even better: We found out where you can buy Helen's hat. (It's only $10!)

Tarek El Moussa and Christina Hall Compete Against Each Other in Epic Real Estate Showdown

The longtime hosts and exes are back with their new partners, Heather Rae El Moussa and Josh Hall, for some competition — HGTV style.

Property Brothers Jonathan and Drew Scott Update HGTV on Life Changes

Family comes first for longtime HGTV hosts, the Scott brothers, who open up to HGTV about their new season of Brother vs. Brother and their busy lives.

Christina Hall's Surprising Home Design 'Ins' and 'Outs'

Good news farmhouse lovers, shiplap is still totally in.

Jonathan and Drew Scott Will Host HGTV's 'White House Christmas 2023'

Property Brother Jonathan Scott is returning to America's most iconic home with his brother Drew Scott. Here's everything you need to know about White House Christmas 2023.

You Can Live in HGTV's 'Very Brady' House — for $5.5 Million

The iconic Brady Bunch house, from HGTV's A Very Brady Renovation special, is for sale. Here's everything we know.

Interview: Keith and Evan of 'Bargain Block' Have Advice for Aspiring Creatives

In Down to Design, our editors delve into the creative minds of HGTV designers. Here, Bargain Block’s Keith Bynum and Evan Thomas open up about what inspires them, Keith’s “bodacious” design style and more.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.

Luxury Home Giveaways

HGTV Smart Home

A sophisticated Southwestern home in Santa Fe, New Mexico

HGTV Dream Home

A modern mountain getaway in Morrison, Colorado

HGTV Urban Oasis

A Southern-inspired escape in Louisville, Kentucky