$100K Trading Spaces will be followed in Nov. by Changing Rooms crossover.

$100K Trading Spaces will be followed in Nov. by Changing Rooms crossover.
Trading Spaces will give designers Doug Wilson and Laurie Hickson-Smith $50,000 each to redo a single room in two days. The episode is being referred to as “Trading Space$: $100 Grand,” and it airs Sunday at 8 p.m. ET. And more stunt shows are scheduled: For November sweeps, two designers from the show’s parent, Changing Rooms, will cross the Atlantic to redo two American families’ rooms. And next spring, “a special in April will include a house giveaway,” USA TODAY reports.

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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