In Discovery Inc.’s first series co-production and crossover following Scripps Networks acquisition, TLC and HGTV will relaunch TLC home makeover series “While You Were Out.” The reboot will debut as a co-produced series airing on TLC and HGTV simultaneously in 2019.
“While You Were Out” will feature TLC and HGTV stars designing one room in neighboring homes while each set of homeowners send their significant others on a weekend getaway to await the ultimate surprise reveal upon their return. TLC and HGTV will air their own version of the same episode featuring the same homeowners, designers and carpenters. Hosted by Ananda Lewis, the series will include the following design talent: from TLC, Carter Oosterhouse, Doug Wilson, Frank Bielec, Hildi Santo Tomas, Kahi Lee, Sabrina Soto, Ty Pennington and Vern Yip. From HGTV, , David Visentin, Hilary Farr, Karen E Laine, Mina Starsiak, Nicole Curtis and Vanilla Ice.
Half Yard Entertainment is producing “While You Were Out.”