"EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION" RESCUES A WIDOW AND HER
THREE YOUNG SONS FROM THEIR CRUMBLING 148-YEAR-OLD HOUSE
"Nickless Family" -- "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" will be traveling to Holt, Michigan, to help the Nickless family rebuild their lives after the tragic loss of their husband, Tim Nickless, which left Arlene and her three sons to fend for themselves in an 1860s dilapidated home. The program airs SUNDAY, APRIL 5 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 11/30/08)
Tim Nickless was a true Renaissance man. This loving husband and father to three young boys was not only a respected nurse devoted to his patients, but also a gifted craftsman, mentor and environmentalist. As president of the Lansing Area Flying Aces model airplane club and a member of the Arbor Day Society, Tim had a lust for life and a love for all things living. However, after a painful seven-year battle with Hepatitis C, Tim died on January 19, 2008. Arlene and her three boys are now on their own in a 148-year-old farmhouse that is in dire need of repairs. Its walls, floors and foundation are deteriorating, and the old wiring is a fire hazard. Had he survived, Tim would have and could have turned this dilapidated house into their dream home. It's now up to Ty and his designers to do just that, for with Tim's untimely passing, Arlene and the boys are desperate for help.
While Ty and the designers, local builder Mayberry Homes and hundreds of volunteers and workers are rebuilding their home in just seven days, the Nickless family will go on vacation to Disney World.
The design team for this episode of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" will feature team leader Ty Pennington and designers Michael Moloney, Paige Hemmis, Ed Sanders and Rib Hillis. The series is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. It's executive-produced by Anthony Dominici. David Goldberg is the president of Endemol USA.
"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" is broadcast with Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning. This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.