The relaunched new series of While You Were Out, produced by Half Yard Productions, is set for a March 16 premiere on TLC and HGTV in the US (9pm ET/PT).
The first co-production between TLC and HGTV since the merger between Discovery and Scripps, the show will premiere simultaneously on both networks.
The series is hosted by Ananda Lewis, and features an all-star cast comprised of designers from both TLC and HGTV.
With a budget of $10,000 per room, each set of designers and carpenters will design one room in neighboring houses after the home owner sends their significant other on a weekend getaway. The ultimate surprise reveal culminates each episode upon their return. One home will include TLC designers and the other, HGTV designers.
The While You Were Out cast includes: from TLC, Carter Oosterhouse, Doug Wilson, Frank Bielec, Hildi Santo Tomas, Kahi Lee, Sabrina Soto, Ty Pennington and Vern Yip. From HGTV, Bristol and Aubrey Marunde, David Visentin, Hilary Farr, Karen E Laine, Mina Starsiak, Nicole Curtis and Vanilla Ice and carpenters Eric Griffin and Jordan Thompson.