ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” has come to metro Atlanta twice since its 2003 debut, as well as stops in Augusta and Savannah. The show has built more than 150 homes for families in need of help all over the country. It’s coming back to Northeast Georgia next month for a week-long construction project.
Although the family hasn’t been named yet, the show is holding a pep rally in Madison (about 60 miles east of downtown Atlanta) for people interested in volunteering for the build. It’s at the Morgan County High School gymnasium Thursday night (June 30) at 7 p.m.
Ty Pennington, a former Grant Park resident, has been host of the show since its inception eight years ago. He’ll announce the family July 10.
Legendary football coach Vince Dooley will emcee the rally with the Atlanta Falcons cheerleading squad. (It doesn’t appear Pennington will be at the rally.)
The show’s television production team and local builders Pilot Builders and Smart Properties will be there, too.
The Sunday night staple is being moved to Friday night for the first time this fall. It had its lowest ratings in its history last year, averaging around 8.5 million viewers.
By Rodney Ho, firstname.lastname@example.org, AJCRadioTV blog