Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is making a return. Discovery-owned HGTV is set to produce 10 new episodes of the former ABC series for premiere in early 2020. HGTV also secured the rights to air 100 existing episodes of the original series that ran on ABC for nine seasons from 2003-2012. At its peak during the 2004/05 season, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition averaged nearly 16 million viewers on Sunday nights.
The cast has not yet been revealed for the new episodes, but will feature HGTV’s own home experts in the weekly race to complete a custom, whole home renovation for a deserving family, according to the network.
“This is a big win for HGTV and we can’t wait to put our stamp on it,” said Kathleen Finch, chief lifestyle brands officer, Discovery Inc., the parent company of HGTV. “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition was must-see viewing for years because it combined moving stories of families and communities with life-changing home renovations. It’s the type of program that taps into every emotion and it’s the reason it was so popular with everyone in America.”
The HGTV episodes of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition will be produced by Endemol Shine North America with Sharon Levy and DJ Nurre serving as executive producers. The company also produced the original version of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition for ABC.