“Not every episode has a happy ending,” TLC’s executive vice president of development and production Howard Lee tells TV Guide. “What one of our designers does with eggshells is shocking. Dozens and dozens of eggs were harmed.”
Returning carpenter Ty Pennington echoes the sentiment, noting that it’s the show’s unpredictability that separates it from the pristine renovations viewers have come to expect on TV
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Paige Davis, who is returning to host Trading Spaces 2.0, will appear alongside Amy Wynn Pastor, Carter Oosterhouse, Doug Wilson, Frank Bielec, Genevieve Gorder, Hildi Santo-Tomas, Laurie Smith, Ty Pennington and Vern Yip in a catch-up special airing this spring (exact date Tbd), hosted by Lisa Joyner of TLC’s Long Lost Family.
As seen in the preview clip above, the original cast members will reminisce about their favorite room transformations,
Before TLC debuts a new season of Trading Spaces in 2018, the network will host a reunion special with the home makeover show’s original cast and introduce the new designers and carpenters that will be joining for the reboot.
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Paige Davis, who signed on for the new season in July, along with designers Doug Wilson, Genevieve Gorder, Hildi Santo-Tomas, Vern Yip, Frank Bielic and Laurie Smith, and carpenters Ty Pennington,
"[My reaction] was mixed when I first heard the news," Gorder told Et over the phone last week, explaining that Trading Spaces' original run "felt so perfect and compartmentalized in my mind."
"It was the first transformation design show in our country. I was scared that any kind of reinterpretation, if it wasn't completely authentic, could tarnish the guilt on that perfect thing in my memory," she said. "But when I heard that they were going to bring back everyone else, all of us, and
In Ts’s group, that’s lovable Southerner Frank Bielec. The country style enthusiast was a fan favorite when he appeared on the original show from 2000 to 2008, but when TLC announced a reboot (coming in spring 2018), his former castmates weren’t sure he would show.
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“I didn’t think Frank would come back,
“We cried our eyes out,” Genevieve Gorder, one of nine returning cast members, tells People of the reunion on set. “Some of us hadn’t seen each other in 12 years. And they didn’t tell any of us who was coming or not coming.”
Related: Paige Davis Shares the First Photo on Set of the New Trading Spaces and It’s ‘Just Like Old Times’
Returning host Paige Davis shared the first photo on set, hanging off the iconic Ts truck. “The truck is back too!!! Just like old times. Woohoo!” Davis captions on her Instagram.
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Fan favorite designer Genevieve Gorder also confirmed to People that she is already filming new makeovers.
Joining Davis, who signed on for the reboot in July,
The cast lineup for the iconic TLC show’s reboot includes many of the design stars from the original series, including Paige Davis, Doug Wilson, Hildi Santo-Tomas, Vern Yip, Frank Beilic, Laurie Smith and a very excited Gorder.
“I know this was the favorite show of so many people in the country. I’ve built a life around this show,” she shares in a post on Instagram following Wednesday’s group reveal. “I’m so grateful to all of your who watched this in the beginning, I hope you all come back.
Any Trading Spaces aficionado will tell you the hit TLC show, which aired from 2000 to 2008, was just as much about the rotating cast of designers’ big personalities as it was about redecorating on a budget.
On Wednesday, TLC announced the lineup for the show’s forthcoming reboot after a 10-year hiatus, and almost every fan favorite from the original series is making a return. Joining host Paige Davis, who signed on in July, will be Doug Wilson, Genevieve Gorder, Hildi Santo-Tomas, Vern Yip, Frank Bielic, and Laurie Smith. Beloved carpenters Ty Pennington and Carter Oosterhouse will also be back.
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