In a race against time on a project that would ordinarily take four months to achieve, a team of designers, 100 workmen and even the neighbors, have just seven days to completely renovate an entire house ” every single room, plus the exterior and landscaping. Along with Ty Pennington, the other members of the design team that work their creative magic on the homes are Constance Ramos, Preston Sharp, Michael Moloney, Paul Dimeo, Tracy Hutson, Eduardo Xol, Ed Sanders, and Paige Hemmis To get the job done, they're going to have to cooperate with each other ” a hard thing to do when they don't always even like each other. Tensions flare as tastes are disputed and the deadline approaches ¦ can they get the job done?
Ty and his team respond when asked by New York City firefighters to renovate the apartment of 2 other firefighters who lost comrades in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The interesting part is:Ty's team had only 12 hours to complete the renovation and any mistakes would be seen on live television. Help is given by Regis Philbin and members of the NHL's New York Rangers.
The Extreme Makeover team reconnects with families they helped in the past, in order to enlist their help to help out others. Guest stars include First Lady Laura Bush, Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys, and Desperate Housewives' James Denton.
Biiloxi, MS. The Extreme Makeover: Home Edition team helps out the town of Biloxi, Mississippi.
Broward County, FL. The Extreme Makeover: Home Edition team helps out the town of Broward County, Florida. Broaward County was ravaged by Hurricane Wilma in 2005.
New Orleans. The Extreme Makeover: Home Edition team helps out the New Orleans 9th Ward.
Sabine Pass, TX. The Extreme Makeover: Home Edition team restores the local firehouse, hoping to give life back to the town which was ravaged by Hurricane Rita.
Ty takes a rest from changing lives to give us a behind the scenes look at the show. This includes never before seen footage, outtakes from past episodes, and some close calls with accidents that never were. We also get to delve into Ty's personal life with a look at his home and chat with his friends
Behind the scenes of the season finale of the ABC reality show “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” Also: Executive producer Denise Cramsey gives a tour of the Los Angeles production office, and host Ty Pennington shows off his backyard.
Daniel and Mandy Watson are not only the proud adoptive parents of three adorable, fun-loving kids with boundless energy, they're also inspiring examples of how people can make a difference in the lives of so many others. Having both been raised by single mothers, the Watsons work tirelessly to transform the lives of low-income, single mother families through housing and by providing the tools to succeed in life... all while their own home falls apart around them. Four years ago, they left their jobs and created the Restoration House, a non-profit organization that provides single mothers with housing at a local apartment complex, as well as the tools needed (mentoring, advocacy) to be confident, self-sufficient and productive members of their community. This passionate young couple fight hard for their dream of 'restoring' the lives of single mothers and their children in Knoxville, Tennessee, where over 5,000 single-mother families live below the poverty line. Their mantra, "It Takes a Village," has helped many single mothers and their children transition to successful lives, both financially and personally. But their own home is in such bad shape that it threatens to take them away from their non-profit and imperils their dreams of expanding the program to help even more single moms. The Watsons decided to forgo having biological children and adopted Atley (6) and Ava (5) as newborns from single mothers in the Knoxville area, as well as baby Silas (1) from Ethiopia. Both Ava and Silas were at-risk adoptions, as Ava tested cocaine positive when she was born, and Silas was found abandoned in the bushes at two days old, suffering from neonatal tetanus and on the verge of death. Now all three children are healthy and playful, brimming with joy and mischief. Daniel works tirelessly at the Restoration House as Executive Director, but also works a second job at night as a web developer to pay the bills. Even though Mandy is now staying at home to take care of Silas, she spends countless hours helping the mothers in the program. The design team has just seven days to build a new Restoration House that's larger, with additional living quarters where they can house two single mother families at a time while those families go through the Restoration House program. The episode features a visit to the "Wipeout" set and an appearance by UFC Champion fighter Jon "Bones" Jones. The Watson family has been whisked away on a dream vacation to Sarasota, Florida while special guest team leader Jenny McCarthy and the "EM: HE" team of designers -- Paul DiMeo, Tracy Hutson, John Littlefield and Jillian Harris -- along with Grace Construction and community volunteers, build the structure.
Behind-the-scenes footage provides further information on Lucy Ali and her adopted 12-year-old sons, who were sent on a Disney cruise while the team set about renovating their property.
Behind-the-scenes footage showing the makeover's effect on the Dore family whose home was burnt down leaving them to manage in basic conditions.
A look behind the scenes of the makeover programme, showing how the team transformed the family home of a blind man to make it more accessible for him.
Following the progress of the team as they work on the home of a Kansas firefighter who is single-handedly raising his own five kids as well as two foster children.
When Lori Piestewa became the first Native American woman to die in a foreign war, her friend Jessica Lynch kept her promise of looking after her family by enlisting the team to build her parents and children a new home. This programme goes behind the scenes of that makeover.