If you didn’t know it had been 10 years since Trading Spaces last aired on TLC, Paige Davis—the show’s second and most well-known host, who was fired, only to be hired back a few seasons later, before the show was cancelled entirely—will let you know immediately upon watching its first episode back.
It is difficult to remember a time before home renovation shows dominated the airwaves, but stretch the limts of your memory all the way back to the early 2000s, when a little show called Trading Spaces made its debut.
On the heels of the recent announcement that Trading Spaces, the TLC home reno juggernaut, is coming back, some new cast members have been announced. Upon viewing the list of names, I realized that I have absolutely no idea who any of them are.
Extremely important breaking home renovation news: Trading Spaces, the show that for better or for worse unleashed home renovation as a television genre, is coming back.
Sitting at home on a Saturday afternoon scrolling through television channels in the year 2015, it hardly seems as though home design shows could ever have been groundbreaking stuff; they’ve become so plentiful that they have a network devoted to them. But in the early 2000s, there was one home design show that…