Move that bus! Extreme Makeover: Home Edition—the home renovation show of all home renovation shows—is making a comeback. HGTV is planning to produce 10 fresh episodes to be telecast next year, and it has acquired rights to 100 episodes of the old show.
While it has not yet revealed the cast for the new episodes or whether it will prominentaly feature home builders as the original show did, HGTV said it will showcase its "own superstar experts in the weekly race to complete a custom, whole home renovation for one deserving family."
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.