The rebooted version of home makeover show Trading Spaces is coming back to TV, but one of its stars will be missing.
TLC brought back the popular show – which originally aired from 2000 to 2008 – in 2018. The network announced in September 2018 that production was underway for
The new season premieres March 16
Fans of Trading Spaces were thrilled when TLC revealed that the show was getting a revival. And they don’t need to fear that the reboot was just a one-off. Season 10 of Trading Spaces premieres Saturday, March 16 at 8/7c.
“Viewers were breathless with anticipation of the long-awaited return of Trading Spaces last year and we are equally excited to bring the fun, banter and unexpected transformations back into everyone’s living room this spring,” Howard Lee, president and general manager of TLC, said in a statement. “This season, fans can look forward to seeing accessible design transformations and the unexpected reveals that make our show such a blast to watch.”
The cast member who isn’t returning
Last season, Trading Spaces brought back many familiar faces from the show’s first run. Host Paige Davis was there, as were designers and carpenters like Hildi Santo Tomas, Ty Pennington, Genevieve Gorder, Carter Oosterhouse, Vern Yip, Doug Wilson, Laurie Smith, and Frank Bielec. New cast members included designer
Most of those people will be back for Season 10, but there will be one notable absence. Genevieve Gorder won’t be in the new season. Reality Blurred speculated that she sat out this season because she’s busy with other projects, including her Netflix show Stay Here and a new show for Bravo.
A new designer is also joining the cast. Mikel Welch is an interior designer who has worked as an on-air design expert for Steve Harvey.
The other big change this season
Trading Spaces watchers can expect another big change this season. While in Season 9, designers focused on redoing bedrooms and living rooms, in Season 10, they’ll get to stretch their creative muscles a bit by working on “teachers’ lounges, twin sisters’ homes, attics, basements and even homes of ex-spouses, among others,” according to TLC.
While You Were Out is also getting a reboot
The success of the rebooted Trading Spaces inspired TLC to bring back another old home design show, While You Were Out. The show, which featured designers giving a person’s home a surprise redecoration, originally aired from 2002 to 2006.
In the new version of the show, which will also air on HGTV, the budget is upped from $2,000 to $10,000. Ananda Lewis
Trading Spaces Season 10 premieres Saturday, March 16 at 8/7c, followed by the premiere of While You Were Out at 9/8c.
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