or


[05/24/10 - 10:15 AM]
Jillian Harris, Xzibit and Leigh Anne Tuohy Will Join the Design Team on "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" When Season 8 Begins
All three appeared in episodes this past season.

[via press release from ABC]

QUICK TAKE

JILLIAN HARRIS, XZIBIT AND LEIGH ANNE TUOHY WILL JOIN THE DESIGN TEAM ON "EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION" WHEN SEASON 8 BEGINS

ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," which has won two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Reality Program and two People's Choice Awards, will return for Season 8 in the 2010-11 season. Joining the series will be Jillian Harris, a successful designer for restaurants, residences, furniture and fashion who previously was featured as "The Bachelorette" in that series' Season 5; Xzibit, a tireless performer in music, film and television; and Leigh Anne Tuohy, also a successful interior decorator, best known for being portrayed by Sandra Bullock in this year's Oscar-winning "The Blind Side."

Harris, who became famous from "The Bachelorette," first volunteered on the series for the episode that aired March 14. She traveled to Slaughterville, OK, to meet the Skaggs family and their son, Jhett, who survived a heart transplant at just 10 months of age. Music/film/TV artist Xzibit, who volunteered on the show three times, first appeared in the episode that aired October 11, 2009. He traveled to Suffield, CT, to rebuild the small, fire-damaged and deteriorating home of the musical Hill family, who continually give the gifts of song and inspiration to their community.

In the Season 7 finale, NFL star Michael Oher and the Tuohy family traveled to Pine Mountain Valley, GA to meet Jeremy and Jennifer Williams, whose son, Jacob, was diagnosed with Spina Bifida before birth. Several years after Jacob's birth, Jeremy was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease. The home Jeremy and Jennifer had bought 13 years ago was falling apart around them. In addition to mounting repairs, the house was too small to accommodate two disabled family members. In the episode, Leigh Anne Tuohy whipped the design team into shape to get the house done just right. Notably, that episode outdrew the final hour of NBC's "Miss USA" by 3.6 million viewers and by 71% in Adults 18-49, and posted a four-month high (since 1/10/10) in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49.

The designers returning for Season 8 feature team leader Ty Pennington, with Paul DiMeo, Paige Hemmis, Michael Moloney, Ed Sanders, Tracy Hutson, Eduardo Xol and John Littlefield. And continuing in the upcoming season, "Get on the Bus" will feature big-name celebrities as volunteers - this past season, Mary J. Blige, Tyler Perry, David Cook, Usher, Jewel, Sheryl Crow, Christian Slater and Jessica Alba were among the many stars helping out on the builds.

"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. David Goldberg is Chairman, Endemol North America. The executive producers for Season 8 will be Brady Connell and George Verschoor.

For more information on "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," visit ABC.com





  [may 2010]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· BACHELORETTE, THE (ABC)
· EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION (ABC)











[05/21/15 - 03:43 PM]
Updated: ABC's 2014-15 Primetime Ratings
ABC further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[05/21/15 - 03:27 PM]
Kickstarter Sensation "Kung Fury" Delivers Bad to the Bone 80's Action, Artistry and Hilarity... and El Rey Is the Only Place on Your TV Badass Enough to Show It
An official selection of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, the visually spectacular 30-minute action comedy was created by Swedish filmmaker David Sandberg and backed by the Kickstarter community.

[05/21/15 - 02:26 PM]
Update: NBC Wins the 2014-15 Primetime Season in Adults 18-49, Claims Its Second Consecutive September-to-May Crown
NBC further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[05/21/15 - 02:09 PM]
Final: ABC's 2015 May Sweep Ratings
ABC further spins the numbers for the May sweeps period.

[05/21/15 - 01:40 PM]
Hulu's "The Hotwives of Las Vegas" Cast Announced
The second season is set to premiere exclusively on Hulu and Hulu Plus with episodes to stream weekly starting on Tuesday, August 18.

[05/21/15 - 01:01 PM]
Video: Watch Your Pack! MTV's "Teen Wolf" Season Five Trailer Has Arrived!
Look for the special two night premiere on Monday, June 29 and Tuesday, June 30.

[05/21/15 - 11:21 AM]
The World Premiere of "Jeff Ross Roasts Criminals: Live at Brazos County Jail" Debuts June 13 at 11 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central
For fans that can't wait for Ross' new material, the special will be available on June 13 on CC: Stand-Up Direct.

[05/21/15 - 11:04 AM]
Special Companion Piece Editions of "Extreme Weight Loss" -- "Love Can't Weight" -- To Premiere June 23 on ABC
David Tutera, Rocco DiSpirito and "Duff" Goldman will guest star as part of the couple's "Wedding Dream Team."

[05/21/15 - 10:58 AM]
The Final Broadcast of the "Late Show with David Letterman" Delivers 13.76 Million Viewers - Its Largest Audience Since 1994
CBS spins the late-night numbers for Wednesday, May 20.

[05/21/15 - 10:12 AM]
TLC Signs on for a New Season of "Our Little Family"
The network ordered eight hour-long episodes and a one-hour special with the family answering behind-the-scenes questions, slated to premiere in September 2015.

[05/21/15 - 09:14 AM]
HGTV and DIY Network Renew Five Series
The former's "Island Life" and "Island Hunters" and the latter's "Texas Flip and Move," "Garage Gold" and "Building Alaska" are all due back.

[05/21/15 - 09:02 AM]
USA Network to Air Academy Award(R)-Winning Film "Born on the Fourth of July" with an Introduction by Academy Award-Nominated Actor Tom Cruise
In commemoration of Memorial Day, the groundbreaking film will air on USA Network, Saturday, May 23 at 7/6c and feature a special, new introduction from lead actor Tom Cruise.

[05/21/15 - 08:57 AM]
"Mysteries of Laura" Captures Its Top Results Since February 25
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 20.

[05/21/15 - 08:31 AM]
ABC's "500 Questions" Opens Solidly Against CBS' "Survivor" Finale
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 20.

[05/21/15 - 08:24 AM]
Fan-Driven Programming Marathon & Twitter Party Planned for "Fixer Upper" on Memorial Day Weekend
In addition, fans of the series can live tweet with stars Chip and Joanna Gaines from 7 p. m. to 8 p.m. ET/PT using #FixerUpper.