‘This Old House’ will revive metro Atlanta home in show’s 42nd season

The long-running home-improvement show will focus on a Colonial home in Decatur for its 42nd season

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As far as home-improvement shows go, “This Old House” has been around the block a few times. When the beloved PBS show first aired in 1979, it launched a new genre in TV.

Through the decades, the “Old House” team has renovated and revived historic homes from sea to shining sea.

Now, when the 42nd season of the show airs in the fall, it will feature a home in metro Atlanta.

On social media earlier this week, “This Old House” said the show’s next project will be a 1917 Colonial Revival in Decatur.

The show tweeted a picture of homeowners, Jenny and Kevin standing in front of their brick home.

In a Facebook post, the TV show said “Jenny and Kevin recently purchased this 100-year-old classic Southern brick beauty, just five miles from downtown Atlanta.”

The show was also in Georgia back in season 17, when crews renovated an 1884 Victorian rowhouse in Savannah.

Over its more than 40-year run, the show has developed a dedicated pack of fans. Today, it engages an audience of more than 15 million people every month across platforms with "home improvement information and expert advice," according to its website.

“When This Old House premiered in 1979, the show launched a new television genre, empowering legions of home remodelers,” the show says on its website.