On the next season of This Old House
, the show will go to the coast of New Jersey, where Superstorm Sandy hit hardest in October of 2012. The first eight episodes of the season will follow three houses—one dating from the 1880s and two that were built in the mid-20th century—as they undergo extensive rebuilding before the next hurricane season comes around.
Homeowners in Bay Head, Point Pleasant, and Manasquan have invited the TOH
TV cameras to document their progress as they tear out, tear down, rebuild, and raise up their houses, which all took in several feet of water when the storm surge flooded most of the state coast. In addition, host Kevin O'Connor, himself a Jersey native who spent summers at the shore, will blog
about his experiences revisiting a place dear to his heart and give an insider's view of what's happening as the entire region tries to come back from this devestating storm.
The Jersey Shore Rebuilds episodes premiere on October 3, 2013, on PBS. Check local listings
for air times in your area.