This Old House

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  • TV-G
  • 1979
  • 46 Seasons
  • 7.9  (1,041)

This Old House is a home improvement show that started airing on PBS in 1979. The show, which is still running today, has been hosted by a variety of presenters over the years, but some of the most well-known include Kevin O'Connor, Norm Abram, Tom Silva, Richard Trethewey, and Roger Cook.

The premise of the show is simple: each episode follows a team of experts as they work to renovate an old house. The team tackles everything from structural issues to cosmetic upgrades, and they take viewers through the entire process step-by-step.

One of the things that sets This Old House apart from other home improvement shows is the emphasis on craftsmanship. The show's experts take pride in their work, and they're not afraid to get their hands dirty. They're also not afraid to tackle big projects - over the years, the show has featured everything from whole-house remodels to historic renovations.

Another thing that sets This Old House apart is the level of detail they go into. Viewers don't just see the finished product - they see how the experts got there. For example, if the team is working on a kitchen remodel, they might take the time to explain why they're choosing certain materials or how to install a particular type of countertop.

In addition to the main renovation project, each episode of This Old House also features a segment called "Ask This Old House". During this segment, homeowners from around the country write in with questions about their own home improvement projects. The experts answer these questions in real-time, giving viewers a chance to learn even more about home renovation.

Over the years, This Old House has become something of an institution. The show has won numerous awards, including 18 Emmys, and it's been credited with helping to popularize home improvement projects. Many fans of the show say they're inspired by the experts' dedication to craftsmanship, and they appreciate the level of detail the show goes into.

But This Old House is more than just a TV show - it's also a community. Fans of the show can join the "This Old House" online forum, where they can ask for advice and share their own home renovation stories. The show has also spawned several spin-offs, including "Ask This Old House" and "This Old House Trade School".

Overall, This Old House is a must-see for anyone interested in home improvement or interior design. The show's experts are passionate about their work, and they're not afraid to take on big projects. Whether you're a seasoned DIYer or just starting out, there's something to learn from This Old House.

This Old House is a series that is currently running and has 46 seasons (1165 episodes). The series first aired on February 20, 1979.

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Where to Watch This Old House
This Old House is available for streaming on the PBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch This Old House on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Apple TV, PBS, Tubi TV, Pluto TV and Peacock.
  • Premiere Date
    February 20, 1979
  • IMDB Rating
    7.9  (1,041)