TLC Casting for Baltimore Neighbors to Mess With Each Other’s Houses on Revived Show ‘Trading Spaces’

0
Share the News


Host Paige Davis and two surprised contestants. Still via YouTube/TLC

“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.

Ethan McLeod
Follow Ethan

Ethan McLeod

Senior Editor at Baltimore Fishbowl
Ethan has been editing and reporting for Baltimore Fishbowl since fall of 2016. His previous stops include Fox 45, CQ Researcher and Connection Newspapers in Northern Virginia. His freelance writing has been featured in Baltimore City Paper, Leafly, DCist and BmoreArt, among other outlets. He enjoys basketball, humid Mid-Atlantic summers and story tips.
Ethan McLeod
Follow Ethan


Share the News