Archive for the 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' Category

Recession hits ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’ — No more McMansions

You aren’t the only one feeling the pinch. In an exclusive interview with WalletPop’s Jason Cochran, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition‘s resident carpenter, Paul DiMeo, reports that the tough times have hit his popular ABC show, too. One of the first things to change was the size of the homes. In years past, families would be [...]

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Extreme Makeover: Home Edition to remodel house in Hattiesburg, Miss.

One lucky Hattiesburg (Miss.) family will welcome Christmas in a brand new remodeled home, thanks to ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." Mayor Johnny DuPree made the announcement Thursday morning that Ty Pennington (above) and his crew of construction workers will arrive in Hattiesburg on December 3 and knock on the door of one lucky family. We [...]

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Facebook members petition ‘Extreme Makeover’ to rebuild Buffalo plane crash house

From USA Today: More than 60,000 people have signed a Facebook petition pleading with ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition to restore the home of a grieving mother and daughter whose Buffalo, N.Y., house was flattened by the Continental Airlines commuter plane that crashed on Feb. 14, leaving 49 dead. Karen Wielinski and her daughter Jill fled the house [...]

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For Sale: ‘Extreme Makeover’ homes

You know those great big houses the team from the ABC series "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" builds for deserving families? Well, sometimes those big houses turn out to be just too darned big. That's what happened in Sandpoint, Idaho, to Eric Hebert. You can see Eric standing in front of the 3,678-square-foot home built for [...]

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TV Review: Is ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’ too extreme?

Sunday evening, after watching the "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" team blow up a house with a radon issue, I began thinking about the whole concept of the show. When the series began in 2003, I thought the idea was to give houses a makeover. But as I would learn, it’s really about annihilating the old [...]

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TV Preview: “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” in New Orleans

As much as I regret missing "60 Minutes," I will do so this evening in order to catch the two-hour season finale of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," which begins at 7 p.m. (6 p.m. CST) on ABC. This show is the culmination of a 50-state tour by the Extreme crew, and storm-torn southern Louisiana seems [...]

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‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’ in New Orleans airs May 18

Watch amateur video from the final day of the build: Watch the day of the reveal.

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Want an Extreme Makeover? You’ll need to answer a few questions

To the list of extremely difficult jobs in this country, I’d like to add the task of deciding who gets a new home on ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” starring Ty Pennington (pictured here). According to the network, thousands of applications are received each week. Also among the tougher tasks one might take on in [...]

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