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Jesse Tyler Ferguson to host HGTV’s revived “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”

Modern Family actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson has been tapped by HGTV to host the rebooted home renovation series Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. As previously announced, the Discovery-owned cable channel will breathe ...
June 19, 2019

Modern Family actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson has been tapped by HGTV to host the rebooted home renovation series Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.

As previously announced, the Discovery-owned cable channel will breathe fresh air into the popular home improvement series with a 10-episode order from Endemol Shine North America.

Each episode of the series spotlights local heroes and those who give back to their communities despite personal challenges. The series will showcase a slate of builders, designers and landscapers as they undertake a seven-day custom overhaul of a deserving family’s home, complete with interior, exterior and landscaping transformations.

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition originally aired on ABC for nine seasons between 2003 and 2012. The HGTV episodes will be available on demand across all platforms and on the HGTV app.

The series is executive produced by Endemol Shine North America’s Sharon Levy, DJ Nurre, Michael Heyerman and Brady Connell. The company also produced the original version of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition for ABC.

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is expected to premiere on HGTV in 2020.

“Jesse’s participation as host of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is one of the ways that HGTV will put its own creative lens on the series,” said HGTV president Jane Latman in a statement. “We’ll make some variations to creative aspects of the show, but it will always deliver the great storytelling that made it one of the most iconic and successful properties in television. Jesse’s a funny guy, with a warm, caring nature who will help us find the humor and joy in every situation, so that will make this a unique viewing experience for everyone.”

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