"This Old House" (TV show) is an Emmy Award-winning home improvement series on PBS that has been on the air for over three decades. Audiences turn to the series for advice on restoration, design and renovation. With an aim to demystify the home improvement process, host Kevin O'Connor, master carpenter Norm Abram, general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and landscape contractor Roger Cook offer a trusted and formidable source of expertise, along with wit, humor, and a great sense of camaraderie.

Season 35

Season 35 of the first home improvement reality series in the history of television hosts a historical homecoming to the Boston area, showcasing classic deep-dive how-to renovation projects in celebration of the shows longstanding commitment to teaching first class, authentic craftsmanship. The 35th anniversary season features the renovation of an 1850 Greek Revival Rowhouse in Charlestown, Massachusetts, and a 1966 Colonial Revival in Lexington, Massachusetts — the youngest renovation project in "This Old House" history — while following a new build for a wounded Iraqi War Veteran with Homes for Our Troops in Hopkinton, New Hampshire.

Charlestown, Mass.

Located in Charlestown, Massachusetts — Boston's oldest neighborhood — the opening project for the 35th season features the renovation of an 1850 Greek Revival Rowhouse. Just down the hill from the USS Constitution and the Bunker Hill Monument, the modest red brick rowhouse needs extensive masonry and structural reinforcement. An enlarged dormer out front and a small bump out in the back will make room for new living spaces that will preserve the old-house feel while adding amenities for modern living. Crumbling retaining walls, a 1980s kitchen, a broken down and leaking master shower, inefficient windows, and old heating system and failing roof will all be upgraded as part of this eight-episode story arc.  

Lexington, Mass.

Lexington, Massachusetts, is the birthplace of American Liberty and home to dozens of authentic Colonial homes from the 1700s. In the second project of the new season, "This Old House," explores why the Colonial style home is still popular in America over 300 years later as they take on the renovation and addition to a 1966 Colonial Revival — the youngest project in "This Old House" history. The humble center-entrance Colonial has a 40-year old kitchen and some 1980s-era additions that call for upgrades and integration with a new addition over the garage designed to make space for the family's three young daughters. A major kitchen renovation will also allow for a new mudroom, powder room, and butler's pantry. Outside, a new farmer's porch and some thoughtful landscaping will lend much needed charm and curb appeal to this "newer" old house.

Homes for Our Troops

Since September 11th 2001, over 1,700 US Military Veterans have returned home from the frontlines with life-threatening injuries, missing limbs, varying levels of paralysis and traumatic brain injury. National non-profit Homes for Our Troops has been building accessible homes — mortgage-free — for these deserving veterans since 2004. This season, "This Old House," highlights the important work of Taunton, Massachusetts-based Homes For Our Troops as they build a new home for SSG Matthew DeWitt and his family in Hopkinton, New Hampshire. On his first deployment to Iraq in 2003, DeWitt sustained devastating injuries in an RPG attack that resulted in the partial amputation of both of his arms. Today, his family looks forward to their new home where keyless entry, raised countertops, accessible storage, touchless faucets and raised garden beds will make life easier for Matt as he and partner Cat raise their two sons and pursue shared passions for cycling and gardening. Tom, Norm, Richard, Roger and Kevin will participate by providing advice and consultation in adapting standard building products for this Veteran's specific needs, and participating in key building and landscaping projects. 

"This Old House" is produced by This Old House Productions, Inc., for This Old House Ventures, Inc., and is presented on PBS by WGBH Boston. Executive producer is Deborah Hood. Director is Thomas Draudt. Producer is Jo Sagar. Series creator is Russell Morash. This Old House is the No. 1 multimedia home enthusiast brand, offering trusted information and expert advice through award-winning television, a highly regarded magazine and an information-driven Web site. This Old House Ventures, Inc., is owned by Time Inc.


Network: PBS
Genre: Reality
Runtime: 30 mins.
Premiere Date: February 20, 1979
Seasons: 35
Production Company: This Old House Productions, Inc.

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