HGTV is bringing back the home improvement series, “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.”
The series, which renovated homes for families that fell on hard times, aired on ABC between 2003 and 2012. HGTV will produce 10 episodes of the new version, which is expected to debut in early 2020.
It is not yet decided if the new version will bring back Ty Pennington as host or go with a fresh face. Pennington hosted the “Trading Spaces” revival for fellow Discovery network TLC, so the company has at least some history working with him. Endemol Shine North America, which produced the ABC version, will produce the new one as well, with Sharon Levy and DJ Nurre serving as executive producers.
“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, for HGTV parent company Discovery Inc. “‘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.”
HGTV also secured the rights to the 100 episodes that aired on ABC. During its peak in 2004-05, “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” averaged close to 16 million viewers on Sunday nights.