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Renovation Nation Becomes American Dream Builders

american dream buildersNBC has changed the name of their upcoming home transformation series. Hosted by Nate Berkus, Renovation Nation will now be known as American Dream Builders and will premiere mid-season 2013-14. They’ve ordered 10 episodes.

It’s unclear why the network changed the title but it might have something to do with the fact that Planet Green aired a show of the same name between 2008 and 2010.

Here’s NBC’s latest description:

AMERICAN DREAM BUILDERS – America’s top designers, builders, architects and landscapers go head-to-head each week, putting their talents to the test on extreme home renovations. They’ll tackle spaces that are architecturally diverse, resulting in epic transformations with impeccable design. These incredible transformations will be judged by host Nate Berkus and a panel of experts to determine which team achieved the best results. The losing team will then be forced to send one team member home. In the live finale, the two remaining competitors will each design and renovate a home on their own, bringing their unique visions to life. America will then vote and crown one contestant the winner. Finally, the two spectacular homes will be given away to two lucky viewers! Nate Berkus, Craig Plestis and Tom Shelly serve as executive producers. “American Dream Builders” is a production of Universal Television.

What do you think? Do you plan on watching this new home renovation competition?

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Patricia Foy April 7, 2014 at 11:09 pm

I’m a single mother that has raised 6 children alone, unfortunately my home and yard has taken a beating and been very neglected due to working long hours and very little time off from work. I never miss your show and I always tell the kids I’m going to be on a show like this someday and they laugh at me, please make my dream come true !!!

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Emma Cunningham March 17, 2014 at 10:08 pm

Please help me. 7 years ago my daughter was diagnosed with hepablasoma a pedantic liver cancer with lesions on both left and right lungs at the age of 5. I had to stop working and be a full time caregiver. On November 26 2013 The Lord called her home. I am really in need for a home makeover please help.

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Colleen Kirkpatrick Lea February 18, 2014 at 6:14 pm

My husband and I have lived in our home since 10/1989. When we purchased the home, it was 2 units under one roof. My mom lived in the back unit. When she moved in 2011, we went to sell & found out the back unit was never permitted by the City. We did get it permitted by using all of my husband’s 401K, which was part of our retirement, and it is now one large home not two homes, as it was when purchased.

I am 63 & on Social security disability and my poor husband works 55+ hrs a week, 6 days a week. He will be 61 in March. He has been with his company for 21 years yet only makes $20.50 per hour. Sad :(

When we moved into the home, we painted and wallpapered and put in new carpet in 1990. Have not painted the inside or out since. Did put down laminate flooring just in the living room and hallway. And the City made us tear all flooring up in the back, 1000 sq ft. Our cabinets are the original ones as are the old drainboards.

Unfortunately, I was forced to cancel my health insurance through my husband’s company as it was taking $915 per month out of his monthly pay. It was either that or the house payment, which does not include taxes and insurance. We chose the house payment.

My husband will be 62 in 2015 and wants to retire (he has been working since 16 yrs old) but doesn’t have the time nor energy to paint, replumb, floor, et cetera, as he works 6 days a week. We want to make the home up-to-date so we can sell it shortly after my husband’s 62nd birthday and move to a less costly State. We both have lived in California all our lives and hate to leave the beautiful Central California Coast. We don’t have any more money to even paint, let alone put down flooring and all the other necessary repairs the City left us and, of course, just the normal wear and tear throughout the years.

Nate,I have always been a fan of yours; your kindness and just “you.” We don’t know where to turn and am hoping that maybe you have some ideas. Even our back and front yards look deplorable.

Would you please consider us for your show? The total square footage is 2600 with 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths and a half bath, large laundry room and a large den. The back home did have a full kitchen but the City made us tear it out. And it is one large home now, not two separate homes. We sit on a third of an acre.

Thank you for all the kindness you give the world.

A devoted fan,

Colleen K. Lea

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kacheela dixon October 15, 2013 at 1:42 pm

please help me and my family. we are really trying really hard to keep my family going. every year we move. we either get laidoff an cannot afford the rent or just use our bill money to eat. we was just homeless for two months and some days. we found a house but it also a rent behind. my husband is the only one working, and it is not enough to take care of the rent. please call me

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debbiemedina August 30, 2013 at 6:04 pm

I will definitely. Be watching. American dream builders I love anything nate berkusdoes

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