Extreme Makeover Scandal!

The Smoking Gun has obtained a memo written by an ABC executive sent out to ABC affiliates, chronicling the tragic stories that Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is hoping to feature for new episodes this fall. Some tragedies the show is searching for:

• Extraordinary Mom/Dad recently diagnosed with ALS
• Family who has a child w/Progeria (aka ‘little old man disease’)
• Family with a kid who can’t feel physical pain (*tvaddict note: wouldn’t that make him a superhero, just like UNBREAKABLE, that would be awesome!)
• Family suffering from Drunk Driving tragedy
• Victims of hate crime in own home. Family’s house victim of arson or severely vandalized

This story is making ‘headlines’ throughout North America. My question: Why is anyone suprised by this? Extreme Makeover only works because I pretty much can’t watch the show without a box of kleenex by my side. Sure the producers are completely exploiting family tragedy – but the family’s life is truly transformed, have you seen how incredible the renovated houses are? It really is a win/win situation for all.

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  • Kelvin

    another scandal—how about the deadbeat dad from the WV edition of EHM in Fairmont STRIPPED the house BARE and sold all the appliances, electronics, etc and was busted for drugs.