It's Over! Million Dollar Contractor Gets Cancelled

by Barbara Viteri @designerlebrity

Photo via Million Dollar Contractor Show

After six seasons of watching our favorite contractor building and crafting some of NY's most finest homes, host Steve Fanuka is hanging up his hardhat and calling it "DONE".

"It's official. #milliondollarcontractor is done. It's been my pleasure. It's also been a blessing to have you follow me. Thank you & @scrippsnetworks For giving me this special opportunity. I'm blessed. Am I retired. For now. Yes ! Time to enjoy the life you all have & ive missed. My sons going to college and my little girl misses having daddy around. As do I. 10 years waiting. Will I be back ? You better believe it. I do. Xoxo"-Steve Fanuka

It looked like there was trouble brewing for the design show back in October 2016 when we were the first to report the deafening radio silence from the network. The DIY Network had no promos or shoutouts for the upcoming new season. In fact Designerlebrity.com was the first to report the season's premiere which included a dismal five episodes to watch instead of season one's whooping thirteen episodes.  

IDS Design Show Hosted by Barbara Viteri and Steve Fanuka (2015)

I can't imagine the M$C lights going dark for long. Steve may be announcing his early retirement, but our sources tells us that he is still working with high profile celebrity clients. Including working with bravorlebrity and ball-busting client, Bethenny Frankel. Can't imagine that project not being spotlighted on Open House NYC once completed.

IDS Design Show Hosted by Barbara Viteri and Steve Fanuka (2015)

On a personal note, I have never missed one episode of M$C since the first season's premiere. This show was honest, real and the work was high end and professional all the way. Steve gave the audience a reality check on what it takes to be the best contractor in the toughest city in the world, New York. We got glimpse of his personal life too. Episodes that showed a solid loving family and updates to his own home. It's definitely a melancholy moment to know this great show has ended, but we all should keep those tool belts handy as I'm sure this is not the last time we'll see our favorite, Million Dollar Contractor.

(Wishing you all the best Steve Fanuka. "Let's Rock and Roll")

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