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Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 

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A family that has faced hardship has their dilapidated house completely rebuilt while they are away on vacation for a week.
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Series cast summary:
Ty Pennington ...  Self - Host 202 episodes, 2003-2012
Paul DiMeo ...  Self / ... 138 episodes, 2003-2012
Michael Moloney ...  Self / ... 136 episodes, 2003-2012
Tracy Hutson ...  Self / ... 101 episodes, 2003-2012
Paige Hemmis ...  Self / ... 97 episodes, 2004-2012
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A family that has faced hardship has their dilapidated house completely rebuilt while they are away on vacation for a week. While early episodes renovated houses, the usual approach is to tear down the house on the first day and build a brand new, usually much larger, one, fully furnished. The houses are customized to the families, with rooms reflecting the interests of, especially, the children, and special technology for any unusual medical conditions. Host Ty Pennington usually has a "secret" project which is only revealed when the family sees it. The construction is accomplished with the help of a large army of blue-shirted volunteers and a wide array of sponsor-donated products and services. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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O.A.R. ( ...Of A Revolution) sings the theme song. See more »

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Ty Pennington: Ripping down someone's house is fantastic fun!
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Referenced in The Killing: Unraveling (2014) See more »

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Nothing but sap.
16 January 2006 | by SpacetreeSee all my reviews

First off, I want to say that I respect the fact that EM:HE is charitable. Sure, most of the time what it does is very representable when compared to other reality TV abortions. But, let's not forget what this show is: Reality TV. What it aims to be is entertainment, not inspiration: that's just a side-effect. EM does what every reality show does, it looks to find the most emotional moments and milk the crap out of them. For some shows they exploit anger; for this show they exploit happiness. The result is one hour of pure corny sap- the equivalent of watching Titanic 8 times in a row. It's phony, it's protracted, and it has a tendency to be annoying. If you can stand watching this show because you believe it to be inspirational, then more power to you. To me, it's melodramatic and hokey. It's just another reality TV show, people. It's just trying to get ratings. Don't take it for more than it is.


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Release Date:

3 December 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A nagy házalakítás See more »

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Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA See more »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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