EMMY AWARD WINNER PATRICIA HEATON AND MUSIC GROUP FIVE FOR FIGHTING
"GET ON THE BUS" IN SEASON PREMIERE OF "EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION"
"Huber Family," Parts 1 & 2 -- On August 3, "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" traveled to South Range, WI, to tell Howard Huber, a hero firefighter and his service minded wife, Jessica, that they will have a newly rebuilt home in seven days. Two-time Emmy Award-winning actress Patricia Heaton is the celebrity volunteer for this episode � meeting the family, helping on the build -- and the music group Five for Fighting (new single "Chances," "Superman," "100 Years") will perform. The two-part Season Premiere episode airs SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 (7:00-8:00 & 8:00--9:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.
When Howie and Jessica met, they each felt they'd found a true partner, someone who valued hard work and community involvement. They bought a dilapidated farmhouse, figuring that Howie could fix it up within a few years, as he'd formerly worked in construction. Although they were struggling financially, Jessica, a nursing student, encouraged Howie to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a firefighter. Through long hours of hard work, and with as many as five jobs between them, the Hubers were able to both pay off their debt and see Howie established as the most popular and most decorated firefighter in town. In the meantime, both Hubers did everything they could to repair the old house that was the only home they could afford. Unfortunately, they now know that it is far beyond their ability to repair: The two story farmhouse has a chimney separating from house, improperly installed windows, severe water damage throughout, and the electrical, heat and sewage systems are unsafe. Every time Howie goes to work, he fears that the next 911 call he gets might be about his own home. Now it's up to Ty and the gang to allay Howie's fears and fulfill his wish to have a home that's safe for their children.
The Huber family went on vacation to the Disney Vacation club in Hawaii while "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" transformed their home. The design team for this episode featured team leader Ty Pennington and designers Paige Hemmis, Paul Dimeo and Eduardo Xol.
Patricia Heaton will next been seen this fall starring in the ABC comedy "The Middle." Perhaps best known for her role as Debra Barone on the award-winning series "Everybody Loves Raymond," Heaton won two Emmy� Awards for the role and was nominated seven times. In addition to her Emmy wins, she also received the Best Comedy Actress Award from the Viewers for Quality Television, a SAG Award and three SAG nominations in the Best Actress category for her work on "Raymond."
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. David Goldberg is Chairman, Endemol North America. The executive producer is Anthony Dominici. The series is broadcast with Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning. This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.
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