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Exclusive: TLC Unlocks the TV Property Space with Four Houses

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Nearly 12 years after Trading Spaces first put TLC on the map, the cable network is returning to the home/real estate genre with the new series Four Houses... read more

Amy Smart and HGTV's Carter Oosterhouse Are Engaged

Carter Oosterhouse and Amy Smart

Amy Smart is enjoying another benefit of being green: Her fiancé.

The Just Friends star and HGTV's Carter Oosterhouse are engaged, reports Us Weekly. The couple met at a green-charity event in November 2010.

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Exclusive: Home Edition's Ty Pennington Lands Auction-Themed Pilot at ABC

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Ty Pennington has found the most extreme home of them all: The high-end auction house.

The host of TV's long-running feel-good reality series Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Pennington has now signed on to host The Great Big American Auction — which just landed a pilot order from ABC. (Pennington's not moving far: ABC is also the network behind Home Edition.)

Think of Great Big American Auction as a more contemporary Antiques Roadshow. In this case, Great Big American Auction will feature personal treasures with a historic, artist or pop culture bent, all being auctioned off to the higher bidder (and all with a personal story to boot). Among the examples: A near-mint copy of Amazing Spider-Man #1; a ring once owned by Elvis Presley; and an autographed Les Paul guitar being auctioned off to benefit Cystic Fibrosis research.

The show is also touting a fully intact read more

Emmy-Winning TV Producer Denise Cramsey Dies at 41

Denise Cramsey

Emmy-winning TV producer Denise Cramsey, who worked on shows such as Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and True Beauty, has died, according to The Hollywood Reporter. She was 41.

Cramsey died after suffering a... read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008

Paige Davis, Trading Spaces

Trading Spaces
10 pm/ET TLC
There's a holiday twist when a single mom swaps with her neighbors, who could give Clark Griswold a run for his money with their over-the-top Christmas decorations.

Read on for previews of Miser Brother's Christmas, Most Wonderful Time of the Year, Naked Brothers Band and The Greatest Game Ever Played. read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008

Candace Cameron Bure, Christopher Wiehl, Moonlight & Mistletoe

Moonlight & Mistletoe
9 pm/ET Hallmark
"Jolly" might not be the first word people would use to describe Tom Arnold, but the sarcastic comedian-actor dodges typecasting tonight as he plays the head Santa and owner of a year-round Christmas attraction called Santaville. When the business begins to falter, his estranged daughter (Candace Cameron Bure) returns home to help her dad save Santaville from a mysterious investor. During the course of their efforts, father and daughter also take steps to repair their damaged relationship. — Brie Hearn

For clips of Moonlight &  Mistletoe, visit our Online Video Guide.

Ellen's Even Bigger Really Big Show
9 pm/ET TBS
Ellen has not left the building. Our host with the most, Ellen DeGeneres, is instead in the house, holding court over this retro variety show and presenting her own pick of eclectic global entertainers, including Dutch illusionist Hans Klok, celebrity impressionists, dancers and music acts. DeGeneres also delivers her own wry brand of stand-up comedy and appears in vignettes. The show — recorded Nov. 20 at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas — kicks off a weekend-long series of Comedy Festival specials on TBS. — Dean Maurer

For more Ellen, visit our Online Video Guide. read more

Reader's Jeer of the Week: Paige Davis Lost in Spaces

Paige Davis by Gary Payne/TLC

Posted by SchuylerV...Jeers to Trading Spaces for bringing back Paige Davis. Was she this annoying back in the show’s heyday? Probably, but the show’s 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 can’t 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

Why Paige Davis Returned to Trading Spaces (and Vice Versa)

Paige Davis, Trading Spaces

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 w read more

Trading Spaces Makeover Brings Back Paige Davis

Paige Davis by Jemal Countess/ WireImage.com

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

Trading Spaces' Vern Offers an Extreme Makeover

Vern Yip courtesy HGTV

Any Trading Spaces or HGTV addict out there knows Vern Yip and his clean designs. Now you have a chance to have him give your home office a $25,000 makeover. Enter by writing a 250-word essay talking about how technology can improve your life and office sitch; 10 finalists get a Microsoft software package. "I'm all about making spaces more usable and friendly, and more productive," says Yip. "[The home office] is no longer just a place where you go to pull up a recipe or find a movie time. They are real offices." For cubicle dwellers who don't work from home, here's a Yip tip: "The smaller the amount of space you have to work with, the more important it is that you take a hard line about what is necessary, and have just one or two things that are inspirational."In addition to judging the new Design Star debuting July 22 ("The talent this year is way over where it was last season!"), Yip has a new show, Deserving Design, premiering Sept. 12. "Every episode focuses on a person who is ... read more

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Premiered: October 13, 2000, on TLC
Rating: TV-G
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Premise: The Emmy-nominated home-renovation series has gone from cult favorite to breakout hit. The setup: Two pairs of friends swap houses and work with a designer and a carpenter for two days to remodel a room on a set budget, with a bubbly host overseeing the proceedings. Of course, some results are more sensational than others, and that's part of the fun in this much-imitated series. 'Trading Spaces' and its two spin-offs ('Boys vs. Girls' and 'Family') are based on the British show 'Changing Rooms.'

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