‘Home Sweet Home’ Is Where the Heart Is

We all know there’s no place like home, but have you ever wondered what that might mean for other people?

That’s exactly what legendary creator Ava DuVernay explores in her new unscripted reality series, “Home Sweet Home.” Premiering on NBC today, Oct. 15, each episode follows two families from vastly different walks of life as they swap homes and explore what it’s like to live in someone else’s shoes. The docuseries features 18 families who set out to try new food, new traditions and yes, even new chores during this days-long social experiment. Participants cover a wide spectrum of ethnic and social backgrounds, like a Punjabi Sikh family, a Chinese American family and a Pakistani Muslim family.

“The question is, can we finally get to a place where we feel comfortable to let people in?” DuVernay asked during a virtual Q&A session earlier this week. “All of these 18 families did that, and you can break out of your comfort zones by even watching them do it. But [we can] also challenge ourselves … That’s our greatest hope for this.”

DuVernay executive produces the series via her company ARRAY Filmworks. Catch the series premiere tonight at 8 p.m. ET!