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.

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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