Posted by SchuylerV...Jeers to Trading Spaces for bringing back Paige Davis. Was she this annoying back in the shows heyday? Probably, but the shows uniqueness made it so popular I guess we all accepted her hyperactive charm. (And a personal Jeer-within-a-Jeer to Davis for sporting what must be the most unflattering hairstyle seen on TV today!) Why cant shows like this just be allowed to die natural deaths? Read and react to Bruce Fretts' opinions on Lost's "rescue" team, CBS' Welcome to the Captain, the return of late-night TV and more! Share your own raves and rants about other shows on the Reader Cheers & Jeers discussion board. We may feature your Cheer or Jeer on TVGuide.com or in TV Guide magazine!read more
Paige Davis — perky as ever, but older, wiser and with darker, straighter hair — thought long and hard before agreeing to return to TLC's Trading Spaces, the genre-establishing home-makeover show that made her famous in 2001 and then abruptly fired her in 2005 because producers wanted the show to go in a different direction. Which it did — straight down the ratings tubes. Now Davis is back and the new season premieres tonight at 10 pm/ET.
When new management took over at TLC last year, one of their first priorities was revitalizing Trading Spaces, which at its peak drew as many as nine million viewers and was consistently Saturday night's top-rated cable show. Brant Pinvidic, TLC's new senior vice president of programming, decided the only way to save the franchise was to get Davis back in the fold. It wread more
Looking to revive cable's once-dominant Saturday-night program, TLC is giving Trading Spaces a fresh coat of paint and some kicky throw rugs and bringing back former host Paige Davis, Variety reports. Explaining the series' waning appeal since Davis' departure, TLC president Angela Shapiro-Mathes says, "It was no longer unique, it didn't have a clean format and it didn't have a host that said Trading Spaces." Of course, that last quibble could merely be the TelePrompTer's fault.Trading Spaces will "relaunch" as early as January.read more