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‘Extreme Makeover’ scales down on the extreme

ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition has built its success on the feel good moment when a lavish gigantic home is revealed to a family down on its luck. But some of those families are finding themselves stuck with huge utility bills, mortgage payments and tax assessments once the cameras are gone. The Wall Street Journal talks to Endemol USA's Conrad Ricketts, an executive producer for the show, about its move to downsize the excess and scale back.
April 6, 2010

ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition has built its success on the feel good moment when a lavish gigantic home is revealed to a family down on its luck. But some of those families are finding themselves stuck with huge utility bills, mortgage payments and tax assessments once the cameras are gone. The Wall Street Journal talks to Endemol USA’s Conrad Ricketts, an executive producer for the show, about its move to downsize the excess and scale back.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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