While You Were Out Revived for TLC & HGTV


The home-makeover series While You Were Out is being relaunched and will debut as a co-produced series on TLC and HGTV simultaneously in 2019.

While You Were Out marks the first series co-production across Discovery’s expanded lifestyle portfolio and following the company’s acquisition of Scripps Networks. The series originally debuted on TLC in 2002 and ran for four seasons.

Produced by Half Yard, the new season will see an expanded budget of $10,000 per room, up from $2000 in previous seasons, two homes per episode along with two designers and one carpenter per room. The series premiere will simulcast on both networks, with each network brand lending its special flair to the series.

“This is an exciting moment for the newly combined Discovery Lifestyle portfolio and for our passionate, female audiences,” said Howard Lee, president and general manager of TLC, and Allison Page, president and general manager of HGTV and Food Network. “In While You Were Out, we bring back a popular series with a twist—allowing us to super-serve TLC and HGTV fans in the way they expect from those brands and collaborating as only Discovery can across two of the top three women’s networks in ad-supported cable.”