Trading Spaces will feature Andy Dick, Sara Rue, and Jessica Biel.

Trading Spaces will feature Andy Dick, Sara Rue, and Jessica Biel.
TLC is planning a special celebrity night for its marquee reality TV show that will feature two new celebrity episodes of Trading Spaces. The marathon airs on Sunday, April 13, starting at 8 p.m. ET A with a repeat of the episode with Dixie Chick Natalie Maines. On the second ep, Less than Perfect cast members Andy Dick and Sara Rue (formerly of Popular) will work with Gen and Vern, respectively. The second celeb episode, airing at 9, will feature current and former 7th Heaven cast members George and Geoff Stults, Beverly Mitchell, and Jessica Biel. They’ll work with Hildi and Frank. The marathon will reair the following Saturday evening during the show’s normal time slot.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.