Pamela Anderson is back on TV screens this fall, returning to her roots on the coast of Vancouver Island to embark on a massive restoration project airing on HGTV Canada.
Pamela’s Garden of Eden, a new eight-episode reality series premiering Nov. 3 at 10 p.m., follows Anderson as she renovates her expansive, six-acre waterfront property in Ladysmith.
She purchased the property from her grandmother 25 years ago.
“A project this scale tests (Anderson’s) patience and her personal life as she tries to remain focused on her dream for the property: to embrace her family’s past and fulfill her vision for the future,” according to Corus Entertainment.
Cameras follow the film star as major plans get underway for each of the property’s three main areas — the roadhouse, the boathouse and the cabin — with help from contractors, design crews and family.
Earlier this year, Ladysmith town council approved a development variance permit to allow Anderson to build a private dock, measuring about 140 square metres, in the harbour adjacent to her property.
In the series premiere, the roadhouse’s basement is transformed into a laundry area, pantry and mudroom, while later on in the series, the boathouse or “crown jewel” is turned into an architectural masterpiece.
“As they prepare for demolition, (Anderson) takes a trip down memory lane, going through archival designer clothes and shoes from her Hollywood life that have been stored in her basement for years,” Corus said.
The series is a full-circle moment of sorts for Anderson, whose first television role was Lisa on the ABC sitcom Home Improvement. She became a global star as CJ on the NBC lifeguard drama Baywatch, before starring in her own syndicated series, V.I.P.