This Old House
(PBS, 1979—) home renovation series
The latter half of season 33 focused on the renovation of the home of Geoffrey Allen and Michelle Forcier, a modified 1925 Cape situated on Barrington Beach in Barrington. The ten episodes ran from January 26 to March 29, 2012. Other location filming took place in Bristol; Matunuck, South Kingstown; Newport; Providence; Smithfield; and Warren. Hurricane Irene makes an appearance in S33E18, S33E19 includes segments on quahogging and a traditional Rhode Island clambake, and a side trip in S33E20 features the Newport mansion The Elms.
Rhode Island must have turned out to be very production-friendly, because the show returned for seasons 40, 41, and 42, working on a Jamestown bungalow, a Westerly ranch, and a Narragansett cottage (46 Robinson Street), respectively. The S40 episodes aired from October 6, 2018, to February 9, 2019; S41 from October 6, 2019, to January 26, 2020; and S42 from November 1, 2020, to February 21, 2021.