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'Trading Spaces' to return to TLC

Actress Paige Davis arrives for the 51st Drama Desk Awards Show in New York May 21, 2006. Davis hosted the TLC show "Trading Spaces" from 2001-2004 and again in 2008. TLC announced the show will be returning in 2018 but did not say who the host the reboot.

Actress Paige Davis arrives for the 51st Drama Desk Awards Show in New York May 21, 2006. Davis hosted the TLC show "Trading Spaces" from 2001-2004 and again in 2008. TLC announced the show will be returning in 2018 but did not say who the host the reboot.  (Reuters)

"Trading Spaces," the addictive home design show that ran in the early 2000s, is returning to TLC, the network announced Tuesday. 

Nancy Daniels, TLC's president and general manager, took a deep breath before making the announcement at the Discovery Communications Upfront presentation. 

"This is a big one," she told the room of reporters and advertisers before sharing the news. 

"I am excited to announce that TLC's most successful and most iconic series... 'Trading Spaces' is coming back."

Her word were met with mild applause. 

Daniels said the show would return in 2018.

"Trading Spaces" went off the air in 2008. The concept of the series was pretty simple: Neighbors would swap houses and work with big-personality professionals to revamp a room in their neighbors' home. Sometimes things went well, and other times the neighbors hated the renovations. It was a top show for the network during a large portion of its run. 

Daniels did not immediately provide any additional information about the reboot, but revamped classic shows are becoming a theme at Discovery Communications as of late. On Monday, news broke that "Cash Cab" is set to return to Discovery, and "Mythbusters" is headed to the Science Channel this year. 

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