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Jillian Harris Smashes Windows on 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Mar 14th 2010 11:38PM
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Jillian Harris'The Bachelorette' Jillian Harris jumped reality shows to help out on 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' (Sun., 8PM ET on ABC).

In fact, she proved to be pretty good at breaking windows, which sort of freaked out Brian and Audra Skaggs, the couple whose window she was breaking. No, they weren't there; they were on the other end of Ty Pennington's phone call, listening in on the destruction.

Hopefully, Harris won't need that window-smashing skill in her, uh, personal life. But hey, if she does, at least she'll be prepared.

Watch the video after the jump.

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KISS Rocks 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Feb 22nd 2010 2:45AM
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, KISS, Wagstaff FamilyYou just never know who's going to show up on 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' (Sun., 8PM ET on ABC). Then again, it should come as no surprise that a family in which even the toddlers sport mohawks would idolize the band KISS.

Yes, the legendary platform-shoed ones arrived on the scene, hung with the Wagstaff family, and even kicked out a few jams. Rock on. Let's just hope the kids don't pick up any of that crazy tongue action.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Muppets and 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' Team Rebuild Daycare (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Jan 4th 2010 2:26PM
The 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' crew and a crack team of hardhat-wearing Muppets pitch in to renovate a Minnesota family's 100-year-old home, which serves as a low-cost, multicultural daycare.

The St. Paul daycare, which is heavily relied upon by parents who can't afford more expensive daycare options, was in danger of being shut down due to the poor state of the house in which it was based.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Mary J. Blige on 'Extreme Makeover' (VIDEO)

by Elizabeth Chan, posted Dec 14th 2009 8:55AM
Extreme Makeover with Mary J. BligeLast night's 'Extreme Makeover' profiled Clara and her daughter, Cynthia, who run a daycare center that provides for children in their Pennsylvania neighborhood.

Their open hearts and open doors caught the attention of both the show and singer Mary J. Blige, who paid a special visit in the episode.

Watch this extremely heartwarming scene from 'Extreme Makeover' after the jump.

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Adam Sandler, Patrick Dempsey Bring Heat, Hockey to 'Extreme Makeover' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Nov 30th 2009 1:32PM
Adam Sandler and Patrick Dempsey appeared on last night's episode of 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' to benefit a New Hampshire family living in a ramshackle home with carbon monoxide leaks and rotting wood. The family also has a son, Cameron, who has been diagnosed with leukemia.

Dempsey makes an appearance as a celebrity volunteer and thrills the oldest daughter of the family, and Sandler bestows a gift of signed hockey sticks while delivering a special message to the six-year-old Cameron.

Watch the video after the jump.

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'Semi-Homemade' Sandra Lee Is Making Homes on 'Extreme Makeover'

by Kim Potts, posted Oct 23rd 2009 6:19PM
You may know her as the perky blonde chef who plans the creative "tablescapes" on Food Network's 'Semi-Homemade' series, but Sandra Lee is the creator of a multimedia cooking and entertaining empire that includes the TV show and a series of books, a recently launched 'Semi-Homemade' magazine, the 'Sandra's Money Saving Meals' series and an upcoming series of holiday specials on HGTV.

Lee, whose memoir 'Made From Scratch' details the hardscrabble childhood that led to her career, is bringing her home and family expertise to 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' this Sunday (Oct. 25, 8PM ET, ABC). Lee talked to AOL TV about the family that inspired her to get involved with the show, as well as her new books, her efforts to help families save money and the realization of her lifelong dream of starting her own magazine.

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2009 ABC Fall TV Premiere Dates

by Andrew Scott, posted Jun 10th 2009 11:30AM
Grey's AnatomyMark your calendars: On Sat., Sept. 5, ABC will officially debut its 2009 fall TV schedule, launching a full month's worth of series premieres ('Cougar Town'; 'The Middle'; 'Flash Foward'), along with the return of favorites like 'Grey's Anatomy,' 'Desperate Housewives' and the much-anticipated 9th season of 'Dancing With the Stars.'

Want to know when to save the date? Check out ABC's full schedule, including show titles, times and dates, after the jump.

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ABC gives early renewals to 12 shows

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Apr 23rd 2009 5:05PM
ABCIt's that time of year again when network executives are having meetings after meetings to decide which shows we should be watching next season. The CW announced the renewal of six of its shows about two months ago but besides that announcement, news of renewals have been rare when compared to news of cancellations.

Today, ABC sent out a press release confirming the twelve of its series would return for the 2009-2010 season. As you'll see after the jump, it was pretty much a given that those series would get another year either due to their ratings or the low cost of production compared to the money the show brings in with sponsors and ads.

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Five TV stars who've exceeded expectations

by Allison Waldman, posted Jun 29th 2008 1:24PM
Ty in suedeWhen I look at some of the people who have emerged as today's biggest stars on TV, I scratch my head and wonder, "how did that happen?" There are a few stars who have completely exceeded my expectations -- and I bet yours, too. In fact, after you read my five (no cell phone pun intended), I'm betting that you'll have a few more overachievers to add to the list.

1) Ty Pennington
I'm not ashamed to admit that for a couple of years I was hooking on TLC's Trading Spaces. It may have been the perky Paige Davis, the home improvement on a $1,000, the cool things that the designers did in just 24 hours -- whatever it was, I was a regular viewer. Oh, yes, there was also a carpenter on the show named Ty Pennington.
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Queen for a Day is coming back

by Allison Waldman, posted May 19th 2008 3:07PM
QueenIf you have a leisure suit in your closet and think it'll never be in style again, you may be wrong. Everything has a way of coming back around, even game shows. With that in mind, Queen for a Day, a game show that ran in daytime for 20 years, is being resurrected for today. RDF USA has obtained format rights and plan to present their resurrected, revamped edition to cable and broadcast nets this week.

Queen for a Day was originally a radio show, but appeared on TV in 1947 and ran on and off until 1970. It was sort of the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition of its day, albeit on a much more modest level. Female contestants would appear to tell her story of woe and misfortune in order to be eligible to become queen for a day, wherein she would win prizes, be feted with a crown and robe, offered roses and other gifts. "Make every woman a queen, for every single day," was the host, Jack Bailey's closing line each day. If it sounds hokey, it was. Comedy shows regularly satirized it.

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The Upfronts: CBS

by Brett Love, posted May 16th 2007 10:48AM
CBSCBS is on a good run, being the most watched network for the last five years, but they have taken a bit of heat for the formulaic way they have gone about doing it. Not arguing with success, the whole family of CSIs, and their crime based cousins, will be back, but the network is trying to branch out with some edgier programming. Most notably, Swingtown, Viva Laughlin, and Moonlight.

Returning: The Amazing Race, Cold Case, 60 Minutes, How I Met Your Mother, The New Adventures of Old Christine, Two and a Half Men, Rules of Engagement, CSI: Miami, NCIS, The Unit, Criminal Minds, CSI: NY, Survivor, CSI, Shark, Without A Trace, Ghost Whisperer, Numb3rs, 48 Hours Mystery.

New: Viva Laughlin, Swingtown, Moonlight, Cane, Big Bang Theory, Power of 10, Kid Nation

Out: King of Queens, Jericho, The Class, Close To Home

Moving: Without A Trace moves back to Thursday at 10. Shark heads to Sunday at 10.

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