CONCORD, Mass., APRIL 26, 2022— This Old House will be recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 49th Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards on June 18th. More than four decades since premiering as the seminal home improvement show, This Old House, along with its sister show, Ask This Old House, has received 117 Emmy nominations and won 20 Emmys overall. This Old House joins only two other series awarded with this honor – 60 Minutes and Sesame Street.
Kevin O’Connor, Richard Trethewey, Tom Silva, Jenn Nawada, Heath Eastman, Mark McCullough, Ross Trethewey, Nathan Gilbert, Charlie Silva, Mauro Henrique, Norm Abram, Roger Cook, Bob Vila and Steve Thomas will be recognized with this honor for their immeasurable contributions over the years.
When This Old House first premiered in 1979 as a one-time, 13-part local public television series, it wasn’t just a new show. It represented a new idea of what television could be. Created by Russell Morash, the premise was radically simple: to show viewers the entire process of renovating a home, preserving its heritage and giving it new life. On this new show, expert tradespeople spoke for themselves, teaching viewers the tricks of their trade. The series was an immediate hit and it soon produced spin-offs such as The New Yankee Workshop and its current sister show, Ask This Old House.
What started as a single home renovation project ultimately launched a new television genre. Now in its 43rd season, the mission of This Old House remains unchanged and it continues to be one of the highest-rated home improvement programs on television.
The Lifetime Achievement Emmys are a class of Emmy Awards presented in recognition of significant lifetime achievements in the American television industry.
“We are incredibly proud and honored to be recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Emmy for This Old House,” said Dan Suratt, VP, This Old House at Roku, Inc. “This Old House is TV’s original home improvement show that launched a genre and this award speaks to the quality and the respect that our trusted show and experts have earned over its 43 year run.”
The Daytime Emmy Awards recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production.
About This Old House
This Old House is a leading multi-platform home enthusiast brand, serving over 20 million consumers each month with trusted information and expert advice. This Old House connects with audiences through its Emmy award-winning television shows This Old House and Ask This Old House, its highly regarded This Old House magazine and its inspiration and information-driven digital properties, including ThisOldHouse.com, streaming app, free ad-supported channels, podcasts (Clearstory and Ask This Old House), social platforms, popular YouTube channel, and Insider subscription club. This Old House and Ask This Old House are presented on PBS by WETA Washington, DC. National underwriting for This Old House is provided by The Home Depot, Amica, GAF and Duluth. This Old House Ventures, LLC is a Roku (NASDAQ: ROKU) company.
About Roku, Inc.
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