Extreme Makeover Home Edition

Friday, January 13 at 7pm ET/PT (6CT, 8MT) on Citytv

“The Joplin Families”

The heart-tugging original feel-good series Extreme Makeover: Home Edition concludes its ninth and final season with its biggest build ever. The team rallies a volunteer “army” of 13,000 people and travels to tornado-ravaged Joplin, Missouri, where they take on the task of building seven homes in seven days for some of the tornado’s victims. In addition, they work to refurbish a local park, create a new playground and establish a poignant memorial site to volunteers who came to the aid of others during and after the tornado. L.A. Laker Kobe Bryant, Kansas City Chiefs’ Matt Cassel and Clark Hunt as well as Good Morning America’s Sam Champion all stop by to lend a hand and say goodbye.

Sunday, April 17 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT)**Returns** on Citytv

“Hall Family”

Nearly one year ago, a tragic turn of events changed the Hall family of Wichita, Kansas forever… A car accident left dad Carl paralyzed from the shoulders down. Having thrived in a fast-paced family lifestyle that included everything from running carpools to coaching baseball teams, Carl and his high school sweetheart, Stacey, found themselves facing the biggest challenge of their lives. Now, with the help of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, the Halls will get back in the game and, to their surprise, will even see dad deliver his first pitch since his accident. More importantly Carl will get to come home, where he will finally turn a new page and chapter in life, one promising a brighter, healthier more independent future.

Sunday, April 17 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT) on Citytv

Beverly Hill has a platinum heart to match her big ticket name. For more than 18 years she has opened up her home to over 35 foster children and leveraged her community by embarking on a mission to clothe and feed the homeless. After raising her two biological children, Beverly formally adopted six girls ranging in age from 9 to 18. Beverly’s generous spirit is rooted in her home, and extends well into the foundation of her community. Unfortunately the Hill-Burdette home is beginning to fail and its faulty construction is jeopardizing their passion for giving back. Now Extreme Makeover paves the way for a new life with a deafening big rig demolition.

Everyone’s favourite home makeover series moves to Citytv. Catch all the heartwarming stories, dramatic transformations, tears of joy, celebrity guests and musical performances when the seventh season of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition premieres with a two hour episode Sunday, September 27 at 7:00PM ET/PT (6:00PM CT, 8:00PMT) on Citytv!

“Extreme Makeover Home Edition is an uplifting show that helps out deserving families and will touch viewers’ hearts week after week” said Malcolm Dunlop EVP Programming, Rogers Media Television. “The uniqueness of adding a celebrity to the design team this season will only add to the success of this show”.

Put together one very run-down house, a deserving family, several opinionated designers, seven days and what do you get? The answer is Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Each episode of the award-winning unscripted program is a self-contained race against time on a project that would ordinarily take at least four months to achieve, involving one deserving family along with a team of designers, contractors and several hundred workers who have just seven days to totally rebuild an entire house.  New this season, a new celebrity joins the design team each week and a musical guest performs to help boost morale among the volunteers.

In the season premiere of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition the team travels to South Range, WI to tell Howard Huber – hero firefighter and his wife Jessica they are going to get a new home! Plus, Emmy Award-winning actress Patricia Heaton joins the design team and music group Five for Fighting performs.

Don’t miss it when Extreme Makeover: Home Edition premieres with a two hour episode Sunday, September 27 at 7:00 pm ET/PT (6:00pm CT, 8:00pm MT). Extreme Makeover: Home Edition returns to its regular schedule October 4 8:00pm ET/PT (7:00pm CT, 9:00pm MT)  Viewers will be able to log on to www.Citytv.com 24-48 hours following the broadcast to catch up on all their favourite moments from each episode.

Citytv is issuing a design challenge to Canadian families from coast-to-coast. With the addition of the popular Extreme Makeover: Home Edition program to its new fall line-up, Citytv is launching an online contest to encourage Canadian families to spend time together by building a smaller-scale version of their own Extreme Dream Home.  Photos of the constructed designs can be uploaded to Citytv’s website at www.Citytv.com starting today until October 29th, 2009.  One lucky entrant will win a Gourmet Inclusive one week family trip for four to Azul Beach Hotel in Riviera Maya, Mexico courtesy of itravel2000.

Canadians must flex their creative muscles to design and build their Extreme Dream Home entries using whatever materials they choose (popsicle sticks, building blocks, cardboard, pop cans etc) .Top Canadian designers, Ramsin Khachi and Janette Ewen from CityLine, along with Samantha Sannella from Design Exchange helped kick-off the contest by creating their very own Extreme Dream Homes which will be on display at Citytv Toronto’s new home located at 33 Dundas Street starting Monday, September 28, 2009.   All three design experts will judge the top ten entries as selected by Citytv and the winning entry will be announced on www.Citytv.com on November 12, 2009.

“In the same spirit of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, this contest creates a sense of community”, says Koreen Ott, Director of Marketing and PR for Citytv.  “Not only does it encourage families to come together to build their own Extreme Dream Home, this contest reaches out to Canadians on a national scale to come together to share their photos and stories of inspiration with one another.”

Photo submissions along with a brief description of the design and its inspiration can be entered on the Citytv Extreme Dream Home Build contest page at www.Citytv.com.   The winner will enjoy a luxurious one week Gourmet Inclusive family trip for four to Azul Beach Hotel in Riviera Maya, Mexico courtesy of itravel2000.  A full list of contest rules and regulations are available at www.Citytv.com.

Tune in to Citytv and watch the two hour season premiere of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition on Sunday, September 27th at 7:00PM ET/PT (6PM CT, 8PM MT).  Extreme Makeover: Home Edition moves to its regular time slot starting Sunday, October 4 at 8PM ET/PT (7PM CT, 9PM MT).  In the premiere episode, the team led by Ty Pennington, travels to South Range, Wis., to build a new home for a decorated firefighter and his wife; actress Patricia Heaton volunteers to help.

For more information about the Extreme Dream Home Build contest and to find out more about the new Citytv fall program line-up and local airtimes, visit www.citytv.com.

Sunday, May 17 – 7pm ET/PT

The team makes over the deteriorating home of a man who works to help youths in his hometown of Indianapolis by forming reading groups and organizing field trips to libraries, museums and cultural events.

Sunday, May 10 – 7pm ET/PT

– SPECIAL TIME

The team heads to Las Vegas in order to rebuild a home that is dangerous for two young girls that have CIDD.

Sunday, May 3 – 8pm ET/PT

Jeff Cooper (who suffers from Gulf War Syndrome) is about to have his home turned around by the team. He has now become dependent on his wheelchair and his son is also handicapped after having lost his arm. The family’s home is soon to be upgraded so they can live in peace.

Sunday, April 19 – 8pm ET/PT

The Girards have always been a helpful family, volunteering whenever possible and both the father and their eldest son were working towards helping the community. Unfortunately they both drowned and their house was burned down in a fire, so Ty and the team head down to help out the rest of the family.

Sunday, April 12 – 7pm ET/PT – SPECIAL TIME

Ty takes his team down to Tallahassee, Florida where they are going to help George who is battling with brain cancer. His family have looked after many children with special needs and now he wants to provide his own family with a stable home.