HGTV is bringing back a TV classic. Today, the network announced they are reviving the cancelled ABC TV show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.
Hosted by Ty Pennington, the original series followed a team of builders and designers as they overhaul the home of a family in need. The show ran on ABC for nine seasons before being cancelled in 2012.
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New York [Jan. 15, 2019] Television’s highest-rated home renovation series of all time – Extreme Makeover: Home Edition – is coming to HGTV, with the network planning to produce 10 fresh episodes. While it has not yet revealed the cast for the new episodes, HGTV will showcase its own superstar experts in the weekly race to complete a custom, whole home renovation for one deserving family. The new episodes are expected to premiere in early 2020. HGTV also secured the rights to air 100 existing episodes of the original series that ran on The ABC Television Network for nine successful seasons from 2003-2012. At its peak during the 2004/05 season, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition averaged nearly 16 million viewers on Sunday nights.
“This is a big win for HGTV and we can’t wait to put our stamp on it,” said Kathleen Finch, chief lifestyle brands officer, Discovery Inc., the parent company of HGTV. “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition was must-see viewing for years because it combined moving stories of families and communities with life-changing home renovations. It’s the type of program that taps into every emotion and it’s the reason it was so popular with everyone in America.”
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition will be available on demand across all authenticated platforms and on the HGTV app.
The HGTV episodes of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition will be produced by Endemol Shine North America with Sharon Levy and DJ Nurre serving as executive producers. The company also produced the original version of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition for ABC.”
What do you think? Were you a fan of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition? Will you watch HGTV’s revival?