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This Old House

This Old House

  • Premiered: 
    April 16, 1980
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  • Network: PBS
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Tags: home improvement

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Plot Synopsis

Host Kevin O'Connor, master carpenter Norm Abram, general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and landscape contractor Roger Cook rehab and transform homes, modernizing them while still maintaining their historical significance. For Fall 2012, the series' 33rd season features a 19th-century Victorian-era home in the city of Cambridge, MA and a woodland cottage circa 1935 in rural Essex, MA. THIS OLD HOUSE first aired locally on WGBH Boston, premiering on Tuesday, February 20, 1979 at 8:30pm, before its national debut on PBS on Wednesday, April 16, 1980 at 8pm ET.
Season 39 of THIS OLD HOUSE premiered on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 1:30pm on PBS (check local listings). This season, Kevin, Norm, Tom, Richard, and Roger are joined by trade students and up-and-coming professionals as this home improvement show shines a spotlight on the value of jobs in the building industry. By inviting the apprentices to join the crew, THIS OLD HOUSE is expanding its Generation NEXT efforts and raising visibility of the need for new talent in the trades. The 26-episode season covers new house projects in Newton, Massachusetts, and Charleston, South Carolina. In the season opener, "A House for the Next Generation," a homeowner inherits her childhood home but with her husband makes changes to accommodate their children and inlaws. Plus, Mike Rowe visits to discuss the need for a new generation of skilled tradespeople.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by WGBH Boston
  • Produced by This Old House Productions