A SON FINDS HIS HOMELESS FATHER AND BRINGS HIM TO LIVE WITH
HIS FAMILY -- AND THE FATHER RECEIVES A MUCH-NEEDED ROOM OF
HIS OWN -- ON ABC'S "EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION"
"Hardin Family" - Several years ago, when Freeman Hardin, Jr. lost track of his father, Freeman, Sr., he decided to go on a manhunt and started looking for him on the streets. As luck would have it, he found his dad on Father's Day four years ago and brought him to Phelan, California, to live with his family. Since there were no extra bedrooms in the Hardin household, Freeman, Sr. lived in a fifth-wheel trailer in the yard. More space was needed so Freeman, Sr. could stay in the main house, which was a run-down vacation home that had been on the real estate market for years. On this episode of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," airing SUNDAY, AUGUST 29 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network, Freeman, Sr. gets an extra room and -- more importantly -- a chance for father and son to truly be together. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 4/18/04))
During the home's demolition and total reconstruction, Freeman, Sr. (who was once a Marine and a professional boxer), Freeman, Jr., his wife, Laura, and their daughter, 17-year-old Ashley Hardin, enjoyed a seven-day vacation at the White Stallion Ranch in Tucson, Arizona. Meanwhile, their entire home and even the fifth-wheel trailer experienced a complete Western-style transformation from the "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" creative design team, contractors and over 100 workers.
For this "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," the design team features team leader Ty Pennington and designers Alle Ghadban, Paige Hemmis, Tracy Hutson and Preston Sharp.
"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. The series is executive-produced by Tom Forman and Craig Armstrong.
This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.