TLC to debut new 'Making It Home: Greensburg' series on August 23
By Christopher Rocchio and Steve Rogers, 08/06/2008
TLC has announced Making It Home: Greensburg, a new reality series following Trading Spaces designer Doug Wilson and carpenter Faber Dewar as they help rebuild homes in the Kansas town after they were destroyed by a May 2007 tornado, will premiere Saturday, August 23.
Each Making It Home: Greensburg episode will see Wilson and Dewar traveling to a different house in Greensburg, KS, where they'll gather neighbors and other locals before they all lend a helping hand in tackling home improvement and design projects in each other's houses.
Greensburg is the same town that's already being featured in Greensburg, a Leonardo DiCaprio-produced reality series that airs on Planet Green, the recently-launched network that's also owned by TLC's Discovery Communications parent company.
Planet Green renewed Greensburg, which is documenting the small community's attempt to rebuild itself as a green and environment-conscious town, for a second season last month.
Making It Home: Greensburg's premiere episode will follow the Cannon family, lifelong residents of Greensburg whose basement needs to be created into a comfortable space they can enjoy together.
Additional episodes will see the Fleener family rebuilding an old farm so its environmentally friendly; the Kern family building a brand new nursery for their 2-year-old daughter; the Collins family making their basement a safe shelter for future tornadoes; the Headrick family receiving help from local youth in rebuilding their home; and the Brown family receiving help from volunteers after a hired contractor never completed the job he was paid to do.
In addition to appearing on Trading Spaces, Wilson also serves as host of Moving Up -- which follows homeowners' whose old houses receive renovations from their new inhabitants.
The six-episode series is produced by Pilgrim Films & Television, with Kathryn Takis serving as executive producer.