Thursday, December 15, 2011

Extreme Makeover canceled after Joplin edition airs

The 200th episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, the one in which seven Joplin homes are built following the May 22 tornado, will be the final show in the series, which has been canceled. The show is scheduled to air  7 to 9 p.m. Friday, January 13.

The network provided the description for the Joplin program:

 In October 2011, “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” traveled to tornado-ravaged Joplin, Missouri, to celebrate its 200th episode in historic fashion. The show surprised an unprecedented 7 families with the door knock that changes lives, and the “EM:HE” design team and a volunteer “army” of 13,000 people, along with the builders, will create 7 beautiful homes in just 7 days. In addition, they refurbished a local park, created a new playground and a poignant memorial site to those volunteers who came to the aid of others during and after the tornado. Celebrities who got involved with this episode include LA Laker Kobe Bryant, Kansas City Chiefs’ Matt Cassel and Clark Hunt, as well as “Good Morning America’s” Sam Champion.

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