Stop what you're doing, because we just heard some INCREDIBLE news. TLC is bringing back Trading Spaces and we couldn't be more excited about it!
The show that started it all is making a comeback. As part of its upfront presentation (the preview about upcoming programming that networks put on for advertisers, the media, etc), TLC announced that they're bringing back the fan favorite makeover show for the 2017-2018 season, according to Deadline.
"TLC is back into home and property with Nate & Jeremiah By Design, our new show helping distressed homeowners turn disasters into dream homes," said TLC President and General Manager Nancy Daniels. "We are thrilled to expand in this space, and what better way to do that than to bring back Trading Spaces, the series that put property on the map."
Trading Spaces, based on British television series Changing Rooms, initially ran on the network from 2000 to 2008, and is generally acknowledged as the show that sparked a widespread interest in home decorating and makeover shows. It also launched the careers of several designers and personalities, like Genevieve Gorder, Vern Yip, and Ty Pennington (who went on to host serious cryfest Extreme Makeover: Home Edition). There were even Trading Spaces books and a software program.
Daniels said that the reboot will premiere in 2018. Further details—like cast or a specific date—weren't revealed, but we can assume it'll still have the same premise as before, where friends and neighbors switch homes and work with a designer to execute a (sometimes great, sometimes crazy) makeover. Maybe even celebs will be in on it (hey, Natalie Maines was on the show during the Dixie Chicks' heyday, and Houzz is snagging stars for their online series, so it could totally happen).
All we can say is, hay on the walls, anyone?