Cathleen P. Williamson
This Old House® Begins Production
on its 37th Season
America’s most trusted home improvement team tackles all new challenges – from an Arts and Crafts style home to an abandoned brick beauty
CONCORD, Mass., (June 21, 2016) THIS OLD HOUSE® announces the start of production on its 37th season with new advice and insight as America’s most trusted home renovation team takes on an Arts and Crafts restoration in Arlington, Massachusetts and heads to Detroit, Michigan to bring an abandoned property back to life.
Host Kevin O’Connor, general contractor Tom Silva, master carpenter Norm Abram, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and landscape contractor Roger Cook will tackle everything, from the fieldstone foundation to the top of the chimney and more. The 18-time Emmy® award-winning home improvement series premieres new episodes this fall on PBS (check local listings).
THIS OLD HOUSE starts the 37th Season by restoring a home in a dense suburban neighborhood in Arlington, Massachusetts. Homeowners Emily and Nick are committed to preserving the property’s 1909 Arts and Crafts detailing, both inside and out, while adding their own style. The Arlington project will feature 16 all-new episodes, as the team brings back the home’s traditional aesthetics while also updating and moving the kitchen and bathrooms, and adding a master suite and home office. Landscaping projects abound.
In the second project, THIS OLD HOUSE travels to Detroit, Michigan to work with retired firefighter Frank and his family as they renovate their classic brick home. The 1939 two-story property was one of thousands of abandoned structures owned by the Detroit Land Bank. The family recently purchased the Russell Woods neighborhood house at auction with the promise they would make improvements and move in.
Expected work includes a new roof, kitchen and baths, plus new mechanicals to replace vandalized equipment in the basement. The team will look to preserve historic details such as leaded stained glass windows and archways as the homeowners blend their modern aesthetics with the home’s historic details. It’s a total family affair as THIS OLD HOUSE pitches in to help reclaim this beautiful corner of the city. The Detroit series will span 10 all-new episodes.
“The Detroit episodes will present the city’s housing situation in a new light, as residents and leaders are finding the best ways to reclaim and restore their community homes. Our team is honored to take part in these efforts in this landmark city,” said Executive Producer Chris Wolfe.
Featuring 26 brand-new episodes (Arlington, MA, 16 episodes; Detroit, MI, 10 episodes), the 37th season of THIS OLD HOUSE will premiere nationally on PBS this fall. Check www.thisoldhouse.com/tvschedule or review your local listings. Viewers can become fans of THIS OLD HOUSE on Facebook, follow the show on Instagram or Twitter (@ThisOldHouse), and continue the social conversation using #TOHTV.
Ask This Old House is also traversing the country for new stories as it prepares for its 15th Anniversary Season, also scheduled to premiere this fall.
As always, visitors to www.thisoldhouse.com can view previous season projects and access additional insights and information.
About This Old House
This Old House and Ask This Old House are produced by This Old House Ventures, LLC and are presented on PBS by WGBH Boston. 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 website. The Executive Producer is Chris Wolfe. Senior Producer is John Tomlin.