Ty Pennington’s contract with ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition ends in spring of 2012. So the host and his management team have been working for a number of months on a daytime format they are getting ready to take out for a Fall 2012 start date. Managers Bill Stankey and Drea Bock are currently exploring other networks besides ABC as well as syndication and cable partnerships with alternative revenue streams being a major component to the show.
Discussions are taking place with several major sponsors. Stankey took Joy Behar from daytime to primetime and kept her in both time slots. Team Ty hopes to do the same, in part because of preliminary audience research conducted by a network and an independent web based research firm. Meanwhile, Team Ty claims Pennington’s Q scores run higher than all daytimes hosts with the exception of Ellen DeGeneres. Pennington started out on TLC’s Trading Spaces and has become a familiar pitchman for advertisers.