The return of Trading Spaces is nigh. Everything old is new again for Discovery and TLC, with the latter reviving the popular reality home renovation show for a 2018 debut. Discovery previously announced it was bringing back Cash Cab.
The announcement was made at the Discovery Communications Upfront presentation.
"TLC is back into home and property with Nate & Jeremiah By Design, our new show helping distressed homeowners turn disasters into dream homes" TLC President and general manager Nancy Daniels said in a statement. "We are thrilled to expand in this space, and what better way to do that than to bring back Trading Spaces, the series that put property on the map."
Trading Spaces ran from 2000-2008 on TLC The first season was hosted by Alex McLeod with Paige Davis taking over in 2001 for the second season. The premise? Neighbors, with the help of interior designers, helped redesign a room in each other's house. The initial budget was $1,000 and two days time. The homeowners had no control over what was done to their rooms. The series helped make Genevieve Gorder, Vern Yip, Carter Ossterhouse and Ty Pennington into household names and spawned several spinoffs. It's credited with kick-starting the home design trend in America.
Will Davis return to the series? That remains to be seen. In a statement to E! News, Davis said, "All I know is fans are constantly bringing up to me how much they miss the show...so with TLC bringing it back, there will for sure be a lot of happy viewers out there!"
Davis left the show in 2005 and the series was host-less, but she returned to host in 2008. She hosted the OWN series Home Made Simple in 2011 and has appeared in numerous stage productions including Beauty and the Beast, Chicago, Sweet Charity and Boeing-Boeing.
Revivals are all the rage, both in reality and scripted television. Cash Cab is returning to Discovery, and a new version of MythBusters will be on the Science Channel. Netflix recently brought Gilmore Girls back with Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life and Fox is bringing Prison Break back after the successful revival of The X-Files. Get more info on remakes and revivals in our guide.
Originally published on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at 9:34 a.m. PT