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The host guides various participants as they repair and renovate various houses.
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Norm Abram ...
 Himself - Master Carpenter (235 episodes, 1979-2016)
Kevin O'Connor ...
 Himself - Host (234 episodes, 2004-2016)
Richard Trethewey ...
 Himself - Plumbing & Heating Expert / ... (234 episodes, 1990-2016)
Tom Silva ...
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Roger Cook ...
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The host guides various participants as they repair and renovate various houses.

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Original host Bob Vila left the show in 1989 following a dispute about doing commercials. According to news reporter Barbara Beck, Vila was fired by WGBH Boston over making TV commercials for Rickel Home Centers, Home Depot's competitor. Home Depot, the show's underwriter, dropped its local sponsorship for This Old House after Vila made the commercials. Vila was fired in an effort to have Home Depot return as a sponsor to the show. Cast members later complained that Vila took up too much screen time, and noted that the show became more of an ensemble production after he left. See more »

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This Old House '97
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A great show for all homeowners....the first "reality"
28 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

concept show that actually helps the audience, gives us useful information and has lasted for over 20 years on TV.

I have recently watched the "Boston" series, where homeowners can make $2,000.00 per month renting their property, so renovating an historic brownstone from 1875 is well worth it. Having lived in Boston, I can assert that the architecture and surroundings are both unique and storybook-like; trees on Commonwealth Avenue and at the Boston Public Garden are preserved, as opposed to NY or other large sprawling metropolitan areas.

While aspects of the show are sometimes a bit technical, this show is well worth it for anyone who wishes to improve the quality of their home, and appreciate its value. This show and "Sell this House" (regularly shown on A&E cable) are the ONLY two reality shows I watch; they are both educational and interesting. Highly recommended. 9/10.


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