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This Old House 

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The host guides various participants as they repair and renovate various houses.


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Series cast summary:
Kevin O'Connor ...  Self - Host / ... 396 episodes, 2003-2020
Norm Abram ...  Self - Master Carpenter / ... 337 episodes, 1984-2020
Richard Trethewey ...  Self - Plumbing and Heating Expert / ... 335 episodes, 1984-2020
Tom Silva ...  Self - General Contractor / ... 333 episodes, 1995-2020
Roger Cook ...  Self - Landscape Contractor 331 episodes, 2004-2020


The host guides various participants as they repair and renovate various houses.

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Release Date:

1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

This Old House See more »

Filming Locations:

Acton, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


Referenced in The Simpsons: Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk (1991) See more »


This Old House '97
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the original home improvement show
24 October 2007 | by aptpupil79See all my reviews

my favorite of all the home improvement shows, and the only one that you know will show you the latest and greatest techniques/products in the home improvement industry. bob Vila made the show popular, Steve Thomas made it for the everyman, and Kevin o'Connor has yet to make his legacy. regulars like norm Abram, tom Silva, Richard Trethewey, and roger cook are the best in their individual fields, many of them have had their trades in their family for many years. it wasn't until later in the series that they ventured away from Massachusetts, but eventually they went out of the country to London, as well as having a couple shows in CA, one in HI, TX, LA, FL, and many other locations. with these guys you know you can count on a craftsmanship that just isn't approached in more recent shows which breeze over complex projects. a truly classic and indispensable show. now if they released archived episodes on DVD or made them available for download then they're really be on to something...

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