Move over, Fixer Upper! Trading Spaces is returning to the world of television home renovation next year.
According to Fox News, the big news was revealed during a recent Discovery Communications presentation. Although details are still scarce, the announcement is a big deal for fans of the record-breaking series.
The concept of the series was rather simple. Neighbors would swap houses and decorate each other’s homes, with the help of interior designers and a budget of $1,000. Then, they would reveal the renovated spaces to one another. Sometimes homeowners were happy with the big reveal, but other times it didn’t go so well.
Trading Spaces launched in 2000, but went off air in 2008. It was a top show for the network during its eight-year run.
In the decade that the series has been off the air, home renovation shows have once again dominated television. HGTV had a record-breaking year with its roster of house-flipping shows, like Fixer Upper, Property Brothers and Flip or Flop. The network was the third-most watched channel in 2016, behind ESPN and Fox News, according to Broadcasting & Communications. Perhaps TLC is trying to hop back on the house-flipping bandwagon?
The only detail TLC has released so far is that the show will return to the network in 2018. There’s still no word on whether the original cast members and host Paige Davis will join Trading Spaces for its reboot.