Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Debuting February 14, 2004, this spinoff of the popular reality series Extreme Makeover bypassed cosmetics, hairpieces, designer clothes, and (for that matter) human beings: The makeovers on this show were applied to various family homes rather than the people inside them. Under the guidance of host Ty Pennington, a team of designers, workmen and neighboring "civilians" each week took on the task of renovating an entire house in a fraction of the time that such a job would normally take. Picking out homeowners who were deserving of such an honor--usually those who were impoverished, who'd just endure the loss of a loved one, or who had proven their worth through generosity and self-sacrifice--the series' producers would bundle the owners and their families off on a luxury vaction, then go to work to perform miracles of construction and design. Among Pennington's regular team members were carpenter Paige Hemmis, interior designers Daniel Kucan and Tanya McQueen, and crewpersons Constance Ramos, Preston Sharp, Michael Maloney, Eduardo Xol, Ed Sanders, and Alle Ghadban. Like the other entries in the "Extreme Makeover" franchise, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition was telecast by ABC.