Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Canceled by ABC

The ABC gods have axed Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. The Word came out today that the long running show, 9 seasons, would end. The show has been on of the networks strongest. It had a big heart Extreme Makeover Home Edition Hosthelping families rebuild homes. Sometimes they were unsafe or didn’t meet the needs of their children. I remember one famous instance of a house that was made over to be compatible with a child who had extreme allergies.

The show was not controversy free. One email from 2006 published by the Smoking Gun showed a casting search for some interesting cases. A few of the participating families have had their homes foreclosed, although the show claims that this has nothing to do with them. There is at least one lawsuit currently being decided in court.

What most of us have forgotten is the legacy of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. It is  a spin-off of Extreme Makeover which was focused on an individuals looks. In this format individuals would be chosen to get new clothes, makeup, and sometimes plastic surgery. The original show didn’t last long and the title is now the vestigial tail to the Home Edition title. A new edition of Extreme Makeover is set to debut. It is subtitled Weight Lost Edition.

The last episode of Home Edition will air on January 13th. This will mark the 200th episode of the show. Extreme Makeover will be helping seven families in Joplin, Missouri.  If you are a fan of the show don’t worry, it will be continuing in the form of specials. No air dates have been announced yet.

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition airs Friday at 8 pm on ABC. Will you be watching until the very end next year? What is your favorite story that has been featured on the show?

- Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Written by: susans
Dec 15th, 2011, 4:07 pm


Message Posted On Jul 12th, 2013, 9:37 am

Message Posted On Dec 8th, 2012, 12:30 am
It is always the same thing, not making the kind of money the network executives want when it comes to their bonuses so off with their heads and on to a new reality show. Lets run more fat people through the mill. Do any of you even know what it does to people watching these kind of shows? It is not enough that we feel really bad about our selves now we all have to watch it on national television. What ever happened to great broadcasting, why all the reality television shows. I am so sick and tired of television, I do not even watch it much any more. Oh, and when the people whom participate do not get what their greedy little bodies want they sue and now guess what another reality show is born. You all make me sick.

Message Posted On Dec 15th, 2011, 7:38 pm
OMG - This is a show I look forward to each week. Why is it they always cancell the good shows and leave us with the crap ones. Friday nite tv is pretty crap as it is - bugga
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