In 1979, PBS debuted the home renovation series THIS OLD HOUSE
starring Bob Vila. This program began a revolution in home
improvement and spawned hundreds of shows and thousands of hours
of programming that mimic the Bob Vila legend.
To document the trend, I have compiled an A-Z list of Home
Improvement shows which feature the theme of building, gardening,
landscaping and design.
Each entry includes the name of the show, a description of the
show, and a link, if possible, to either an active website or a TV
network where the show aired or currently airs.
This collection of programs comes not only from the USA but from
Australia, Great Britain and Canada. Also included are TV shows
from years past that inspired, foretold or spoofed the home
Note: Show summaries are excerpted from various fan sites, press
releases, or official show websites. I have included my own
commentary in some cases.
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