Trading Spaces Family debuts Sunday.

Trading Spaces Family debuts Sunday.
Trading Spaces Family debuts on Sunday, giving neighbors and their kids a chance to redo each others’ rooms. The new show debuts at 7 p.m. ET; executive producer Kathy Davidov tells USA TODAY that they “want to have a show that families could watch together on Sunday night, but we won’t have spinoffs to the point you don’t recognize the show. This is just expanding the brand as we know it.” Its carpenter, who has already shown up on the regular series, is a 26-year-old carpenter-turning-actor named Carter Oosterhouse; Zap2it.com and USA TODAY both profile him.

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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