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TLC revamps the home design series that originally aired on the network from 2002 to 2006. Hosted by Ananda Lewis, "While You Were Out" now features an all-star cast of designers from both TLC and HGTV, including Carter Oosterhouse, Sabrina Soto, Ty Pennington, Vern Yip, Hilary Farr, Nicole Curtis and Vanilla Ice. Given a $10,000 budget, each set of designers and carpenters design one room in neighboring houses after the homeowner sends their significant other on a weekend getaway. The ultimate surprise reveal culminates each episode upon their return. One home includes TLC designers and the other, HGTV designers.

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With the help of rap legend Vanilla Ice and Nicole from HGTV's "Rehab Addict," along with designers Kahi and Doug from TLC, two wives want to take their husbands' home offices from drab to fab; a storm rolls in, threatening the makeover.
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Wives Mandy and Maureen thank their supportive husbands with a surprise room makeover; HGTV's Hilary and David create a basement movie theatre; TLC's Frank and Vern help design a restful bedroom sanctuary.
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Neighbors Matt and Billy surprise their unsuspecting wives with two room makeovers with the help of TLC's Sabrina and Carter and HGTV's Aubrey and Bristol; when the girls decide to come home early, panic ensues.
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Best friends and sporting rivals Jen and Steph have called in TLC's Hildi and Ty and HGTV's Karen and Mina to create two college football-themed rooms for their unsuspecting husbands; one house is smooth sailing, while the other hits a road block.

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