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ABC to end “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”

U.S. broadcast network ABC will end its primetime reality series Extreme Makeover: Home Edition on January 13, with a promise to air EM:HE specials after its current season ends.
December 16, 2011

U.S. broadcast network ABC will end its primetime reality series Extreme Makeover: Home Edition on January 13, with a promise to air specials after its current season ends.

The feel-good series, which gave families in need a brand new home with the help of local volunteers, will end its nine year run with its 200th episode, featuring the biggest build of the series. In the final episode, the team, led by Ty Pennington, builds seven homes in seven days for tornado victims in Joplin, Missouri.

The final two regularly scheduled episodes will air January 6 and January 13, respectively.

During its run, the show has featured celebrities ranging from First Lady Michelle Obama to Justin Bieber, and traveled to all 50 states to rebuild over 200 homes, firehouses, schools, soup kitchens and more. The series has also won two Emmys for outstanding reality program, received six Emmy nominations, won two People’s Choice Awards and an NAACP Image Award.

EM:HE is produced by Endemol USA and executive produced by Brady Connell and George Verschoor.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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