UPDATE: July 19, 2017 ― It’s official: Paige Davis will return to host TLC’s reboot of “Trading Spaces.”
She confirmed the news Wednesday with a video announcement, saying, “I will be hosting Trading Spaces again, I’m back at TLC, back home, back where I belong.”
Move over, “Property Brothers” ― “Trading Spaces” is ready to make its return to the world of home renovation TV. That’s right, the beloved TLC show is returning to television in 2018, keeping the age of the reboot alive and well.
Nancy Daniels, TLC general manager, shared the announcement on Tuesday at the Discovery Communications Upfront presentation.
“This is a big one,” Daniels said, according to A.V. Club. “I am excited to announce that TLC’s most successful and most iconic series, ‘Trading Spaces,’ is coming back.”
In a press release, Daniels dubbed the show, which initially ran from 2000 to 2008, “the series that put property on the map.” TLC had nothing new to add when The Huffington Post reached out for comment.
Since details about the reboot and how it will unfold are pretty sparse, we are left with a few questions: Will the families get more than a mere $1000 budget for their renos? Will Paige Davis come back to host? (HuffPost reached out to Davis to find out, and will update this post accordingly.) Will Hildi Santo Tomas and her wacky designs ― Sand on the floor! Hay on the walls! Furniture on the ceiling! ― return? And what about Ty Pennington?
Hopefully, we get more information soon. But in the meantime, we suggest you relive the show’s glory days with some of the best “hate it” reveals:
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