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Extreme Makeover: Home Edition coming to Cooper City

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition host Ty Pennington

If you are a homeowner in Cooper City, your home could be featured in an upcoming Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. The show, which airs on ABC, is looking to film in Cooper City.

“We are in the process of finding families who are deserving and in need of a new home for our next season of the show,” said Lindsay Spaulding, casting producer, “and we want to move that bus to Cooper City.”
The Extreme Makeover: Home Edition producers are looking for families whose homes desperately need to be rebuilt. Each episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is self-contained and features a race against time to complete a project that would ordinarily take at least four months, involving a team of designers, contractors and several hundred workers who have just seven days to totally rebuild an entire property: every single room of the house, plus the

exterior and landscaping.

“We really want to help families whose homes present major problems for the family, those big issues that affect the family’s quality of life on a daily basis,” said supervising producer Rebecca Shumsky. “We want to find deserving people who just don’t have the resources, ability, or time to fix those serious issues without our help.”

To be eligible, a family must OWN their single family home and be able to show producers how a makeover will make a huge difference in their lives.

“We’re looking for inspirational members of the community who, for whatever reason, need a new home,” added Spaulding. “While we know that there are so many families in need all over this country, we want to focus on people that have given back in some way despite their personal hardships.”

Some examples from past episodes include The Bliven family of Minot, ND who started a little league baseball program for children with special needs.  And in Indiana, Shawna Farina heads up the local Relay for Life cancer walk for life in honor of her mother’s struggle with the disease and, in an ironic twist of fate, now battles breast cancer herself.  Some of our episodes have focused on people who have been inspirational within their own family.  Amy Hawkins of Hendersonville, TN was left paralyzed after she threw her body over her 2 sons as a tornado ripped apart their home.

The lives of the lucky families are forever changed when they learn that they have been selected to have their home walls moved, their floors replaced and even their façades radically changed. The result should be a decorator’s delight… if it can be done in time.

Each episode begins with team leader Ty Pennington’s now-famous “Good morning!” wake-up call, when he and his design team surprise the unsuspecting family with news that their home has been chosen to receive a makeover. Viewers not only witness the unbelievable transformation of the house, but during the final and emotional reveal, they see how the home makeover has impacted the lives of the deserving families.

The design team includes team leader Ty Pennington, with designers Paul DiMeo, Paige Hemmis, Michael Moloney, Ed Sanders, Tracy Hutson, Eduardo Xol and John Littlefield.  New designers for this season will be Rib Hillis and Didi Ayer.

Interested families should e-mail a short description of their family story to: .

Nominees must be able to show producers how a makeover will make a huge difference in their lives.  Nominations must include the names and ages of each member of the household along with a description of the major challenges within the home.  Nominations may be submitted by the family or by a member of their community. Anyone submitting a nomination should be sure to explain why the nominated family deserves, heroic, and/or a great role model for their community. If possible, include a recent photo of the family. All nominations must include a contact phone number. The deadline for nominations is January 31st 2010.

For more information on how to apply please visit our website at:

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Posted by Andrea Freygang on Dec 28 2009. Filed under Broward County, Families, Local news, Real Estate, Television, cooper city. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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