“Trading Spaces” is making a comeback in 2018, and TLC has Baltimore on its list of episode destinations.
The network put out a casting call this week for pairs of Baltimore homeowners interested in switching houses with their neighbors for a couple days to redecorate. For those who don’t recall the rules from the show’s eight years on the air, contestants work with a designer to completely change one room in their counterparts’ house. The designer gets a budget of $1,000 and a time limit of two days, during which the homeowners can’t peek at the changes to their house down the street.
Results proved mixed (and wildly entertaining) in the past, with many participants either absolutely loving or hating what was done to their precious dwellings. The Daily Beast insists that emotional polarity of reactions, in part, made the show “The Greatest Television Series of Our Time.” Here’s an ideal example of a negative response to the unveiling:
Adding to the fanfare of the show’s return, Paige Davis is rejoining the cast. Davis hosted the series for five of its eight seasons, contributing a stubbornly cheerful presence that offered a perfect foil to the oft-jarred contestants.
Those who want to get on TV will need to apply with another couple living within a quarter-mile of their home, live in and own the home being altered and, perhaps most importantly, be willing to let their neighbors and a designer mess with their house.
Click here to submit your application, and if you get on the show, best of luck.