This Old House: Jersey Shore Rebuilds

Last October, the world watched as Superstorm Sandy devastated East Coast shorelines. Almost one year later, the struggle remains for homeowners trying to rebuild.

On Oct. 3, PBS’ Emmy Award-winning home improvement series This Old House premieres a special eight-episode series following three sets of homeowners who are pioneers: they began rebuilding–and raising–their homes on the Jersey Shore just a few short months after the storm.

“I was born and raised in New Jersey,” says host Kevin O’Connor. “So this hits home for me. The locals can’t imagine New Jersey without a vibrant Shore, so it’s not a matter of ‘if’ they will rebuild, but ‘how.’ We hope to highlight best practices that will resonate in coastal communities everywhere.”

This Old House experts Norm Abram, Richard Trethewey, Roger Cook and host Kevin O’Connor will show viewers house raising, state-of-the-art pile driving, breakaway walls, and gripping side stories that present a realistic portrait of a region struggling to rebuild smarter and stronger.

Viewers can watch full new This Old House episodes Sundays at 7 p.m. after each show premieres at

Exclusive behind-the-scenes web videos: “Life After Sandy: Storm Stories from the Jersey Shore,” are available now for viewing on, with originals premiering Tuesdays and Thursdays on PBS’s homepage through Oct. 1.

The show is produced by This Old House Productions, Inc., for This Old House Ventures, Inc., and is presented on PBS by WGBH Boston.

This Old House Ventures, Inc., is a business of Time Inc., which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Time Warner.

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