Earlier this year, TLC made the surprise announcement that their groundbreaking series Trading Spaces would be returning after a ten-year absence. Although Paige Davis was confirmed to be returning as host, it wasn’t until now that the network has announced that all of the original designers and carpenters are returning, as well.
For those keeping track, that means Doug Wilson, Carter Oosterhouse, Frank Bielec, Genevieve Gorder, Hildi Santo-Tomas, Laurie Smith, Ty Pennington, and Vern Yip will all return for the new series.
The original Trading Spaces aired from 2000-2008 and made household names out of Davis and Pennington, who went on to launch the ABC series Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.
The show was based on a British series called Changing Rooms that had found popularity in the states when it was rerun on BBC America.
While TLC has generally moved on to more provocative fare, Trading Spaces is credited for sparking the home decorating boom currently employed on networks like HGTV.
The network has also announced a new spin-off series called Training Spaces, in which designers and carpenters will compete to join the cast of the main show.
Davis will host the spin-off as well, with John Gidding, Kahi Lee, and Sabrina Soto competing as designers, and Brett Tutor and Joanie Dodd on-board as carpenters.
The six-part digital series will not actually be shown on television but will be exclusively available in spring 2018 on the streaming site TLC GO.
Although Training Spaces is a new concept, the original series did play host to a number of spin-off series throughout its run.
Trading Spaces: Family featured the same designers and carpenters but allowed for larger teams with children joining in with their parents.
On the other hand, children were given free reign in the Discovery Kids spin-off, Trading Spaces: Boys vs. Girls, where kids created themed rooms for one another. The new version of Trading Spaces returns in 2018.