A few months back we learned another TV show reboot was coming our way and if you think I was excited then, you should see me now that the premiere is just over a month away. Set to grace televisions on March 16, HGTV and TLC will air new episodes of the early 2000s series While You Were Out.
For those of you who missed the original classic episodes, the show featured a team of designers and carpenters who redecorated a room in the house of an unsuspecting but much deserving person "while they were out," either busy elsewhere or discretely getting distracted by an accomplice.
This time, it'll be hosted by Ananda Lewis, and designers and carpenters from both HGTV and TLC will be given $10,000 (as opposed to the original $1 to $2 thousand) to secretly re-do a room while the person's significant other sends them on a weekend getaway. An excellent addition to the already magical experience, if you ask me!
The ultimate surprise home makeover! We’re teaming up with @hgtv for the return of #WhileYouWereOut in 2019. Hear a message from host @AnandaLewis.
Click here to learn more: https://t.co/GLIGHc3G1N pic.twitter.com/WzF6eVAFiP - TLC Network (@TLC) October 29, 2018
On the star-studded reboot, you'll see Bristol and Aubrey Marunde, David Visentin, Hilary Farr, Karen E. Laine, Mina Starsiak, Nicole Curtis, and Vanilla Ice, with Trading Spaces castmates Carter Oosterhouse, Sabrina Soto, Doug Wilson, Hildi Santo Tomas, Kahi Lee, Ty Pennington, Vern Yip, and Frank Bielec.
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Some fun Friday news: The reboot of While You Were Out is premiering on March 16 on @tlc AND @hgtv! And, after nearly two decades, Frank Bielic and I share the same episode! Stay tuned for our WYWO episode premiere date! #whileyouwereout #saturdaynightfun
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Did you hear While You Were Out is coming back?? I don’t know if you knew this, but I got my start on TV MANY years ago as the host of A Dating Story on @tlc. I used to watch While You Were Out and Trading Spaces regularly. It’s still surreal that I’m on Trading Spaces and now super thrilled to also be a designer on While You Were Out. My worlds are colliding because the show airs on @hgtv and @TLC on March 16th. I’m also happy to be able to work with my pal, @carterooster. Carter, seriously... how easy and fun was I to work with? 🤣 #controlfreak
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But wait, that's not even the best part! Each network will have slightly different versions of every episode...so you'll have the ultimate crossover experience with seemingly double doses of all your favorite celebrity home stars.
Watch the premiere on March 16, 2019 at 9/8 c on HGTV and TLC.
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