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Extreme Makeover Home Addition

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“Extreme Makeover Home Addition” is a common misspelling for the American television show Extreme Makeover Home Edition. Originally created in 2003 for broadcast on the American Broadcast Company (ABC), the series was supposed to air for thirteen weeks as a network special. However, its ratings exceeded the network’s expectations and as a result, became an official television series in early 2004.

Hosted by carpenter Ty Pennington, Extreme Makeover Home Edition has been a top rated show since its premier. The show specializes in helping needy families overcome poor housing situations. Each episode features a family that has been through some sort of extenuating hardship – from illness and injury to natural disasters and beyond – who is in need of a new home but cannot afford one. Generally, the family is given an all expenses paid vacation while Pennington and a crew of both paid workers and volunteers tear down the existing home structure and rebuild a new one in its place.

Each year, ABC receives thousands of applications from families who feel as though they deserve to be on the show. The network has previously stated that the families chosen must meet two important criteria. The first is that the family must truly be in need financially and circumstantially. The second is that the family must be compassionate and giving to their communities despite their personal hardships. These rules are in place to ensure that the time and effort put into rebuilding a home is truly needed by the family chosen.

Periodically, Extreme Makeover Home Edition airs special episodes devoted to a particular region or natural disaster relief. In 2006, the show featured a short series on helping families whose homes were destroyed by hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The series has been praised throughout its airing because it is thought to be one of the most wholesome and family friendly shows on television. There have been some criticisms of the application process by the authors of blogs and other news media, but generally speaking, Extreme Makeover Home Edition has come to be a widely accepted and popular show nation wide.

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