"EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION" ORCHESTRATES LIFE-CHANGING EVENTS FOR A LARGE MUSICAL FAMILY WHO LIFT UP THEIR COMMUNITY THROUGH THE POWER OF SONG
Xzibit Volunteers for "Get on the Bus" Campaign
"Hill family" - Ty Pennington and his team travel to Suffield, Connecticut with special reason to whistle while they work as they rebuild the small, fire-damaged and deteriorating home of the musical Hill family, who give the gifts of song and inspiration to their community, on "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," SUNDAY, APRIL 18 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on ABC. (Rebroadcast: OAD: 10/11/09)
Music star Xzibit (platinum music, film and TV artist) will be the celebrity volunteer for this build. The design team for this episode will feature team leader Ty Pennington and designers Michael Moloney and Didiayer Snyder.
Known to local admirers as the "family choir," the 13 Hill family members - William and Catherine along with their sons, daughters, nieces and nephews -- have motivated friends and neighbors with their musical talents, academic achievements and selfless generosity. Cramped living conditions as well as sorely needed electrical, plumbing, roof and other repairs have continued to take a back seat to helping those in need and providing a good education for the children. Five of the Hill siblings and cousins living at home are college students, and the family also scrimp and save to provide medical treatment and care in their home for cousin Shamia, who received a kidney transplant from daughter Sonia.
Growing up in the housing projects of Hartford, Connecticut, William and Catherine Hill both dreamed of a safe and happy home brimming with their passion for music and education. Hard work and persistence made their dream come true - until the nightmare of a fire in 1993 damaged their small ranch house well beyond what insurance money could repair. It is now up to "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" to build the Hill family the home they truly deserve.
"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. It is executive-produced by Anthony Dominici. David Goldberg is the president of Endemol USA. The series is broadcast with Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning. This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.
For more information on "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," visit ABC.com