How HGTV’s ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’ Revival Will Avoid Original’s Foreclosure Horror Stories

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The original “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” was a heartwarming show full of beautiful home renovations intended to improve the lives of deserving families. However, the show was plagued by stories of those deserving families later being forced into foreclosure when they couldn’t afford home insurance or property taxes on their newly super-sized houses.

The producers of HGTV’s upcoming revival, hosted by “Modern Family” star Jesse Tyler Ferguson, said they’re aware of the issues with the original series and have taken steps to try to avoid similar results on their version.

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Reid Nakamura

TV reporter • reid.nakamura@thewrap.com • Twitter: @reidnakamura