Paige Davis to host "Trading Spaces" again
Paige Davis is coming back to TLC's "Trading Spaces."
"Trading Spaces" was REALLY popular when Paige was the host, so I guess TLC is trying to bring the show back to the top of the ratings.
The producers decided to try a hostless format without Paige, but this is just one of those shows that needs a host!
NEW YORK (AP) — Paige Davis is moving back to TLC's "Trading Spaces."
The Broadway actress and TV host will return to the once-popular home makeover series beginning in January, the network said in a statement Thursday.
In 2005, TLC announced Davis would no longer host "Trading Spaces" and transitioned the series to a host-less format.
Davis had perkily hosted the show, which features neighbors swapping homes and redecorating a room, since 2001. Besides "Trading Spaces," she's also appeared on Broadway in the musicals "Beauty and the Beast" and "Chicago."
"Trading Spaces" will now be produced by A. Smith & Co. Productions, the TV production company responsible for Fox's "Hell's Kitchen" and "Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares."
The series was formerly produced by Philadelphia-based Banyan Productions.
The new season begins shooting this month and will be filmed entirely in high-definition. Designers Doug Wilson, Laurie Hickson-Smith, Frank Bielec and Hildi Santo-Thomas will also return to the show, alongside carpenters and other designers to be announced later.