There's something refreshingly down-to-earth about Jillian Harris. She's arguably one of the biggest success stories of The Bachelor and Bachelorette franchise — emerging unscathed from Jason Mesnick's ill-fated Season 13, heading straight to The Bachelorette Season 5, weathering the tabloid aftermath of her relationship with ex-fiance Ed Swiderski, and now working as a successful designer on-and-off her dream show, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. But even after all she's done, you never really... http://feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/SUrzHTPqRUw/jillian-harris-chose-extreme-makeover-over-ed-swiderski
Fast National ratings for Sunday, January 30, 2011.Football fever continues, as the AFC/NFC Pro Bowl lifted FOX to a win on a night usually dominated by CBS. The NFC defeated the AFC in Honolulu, Hawaii, while an average of over 12 million people watched at home.Meanwhile, CBS ran "The Lost Valentine," a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie starring Jennifer Love Hewitt and Betty White, which built its audience throughout the night. ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" hit a season high.The Pro Bowl helped FOX win the night with 12.3 million viewers and a 7.0 rating/11 share in households. CBS followed with 11.8 million (7.5/12). In third was ABC (7.5 million, 4.2/7), followed finally by NBC (4.6 million, 2.8/4).In the key 18-49 demo, FOX led with 4.4, followed by ABC (2.1), CBS (1.9), and NBC (1.3).Sunday hour by hour:7 p.m.FOX: 2011 AFC/NFC Pro Bowl (13.1 million, 7.5/12)CBS: "60 Minutes" (10.1 million, 6.5/11)ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos"... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/01/tv-ratings-pro-bowl-wins-sunday-for-fox.html
ABC releases a sneak peek of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" January 30 episode where Justin Bieber is part of the surprise. A special two-hour episode, the show is focused on the Browns family from Wellman, Texas. Bieber joins the cause to raise awareness on the danger of texting-and-driving, which is what happened to the Browns' eldest daughter Alex. He donated $1 to every concert tickets sold to the family's cause and invited the family, including 12-year-old Katrina Brown and her friends, to watch his sound check party. Read More... http://www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00038116.html
Earnie Graham is a single mom who works full-time, attends college and still finds the energy to volunteer as a receptionist and camp chaperone for the Girl Scouts of America. Ty Pennington and the crew of 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' (Sun., 8PM ET on ABC) built them a new home in Augusta, Georgia. But appreciation for Earnie didn't end there. "After eating so many Girl Scout cookies, we decided that maybe it might be time for a new flavor," said Pennington. Girl Scouts of all ages then unveiled a new cookie -- Extreme Graham -- with a picture of Earnie and her two children on the box. http://www.tvsquad.com/2011/01/24/extreme-makeover-home-edition-unveils-a-new-girl-scout-cookie/
The Anderson family lives in Maple Heights, Ohio. Parents Andre and Jasmine are blind as a result of diabetes, and they have two sons -- 13-year-old Jaison (who is hearing-impaired) and 7-year-old Jahzion -- plus a guide dog named Valentine. The family lives in a rickety, dangerous old house. But they haven't let their surroundings or their disabilities hold them back. Andre and Jasmine run a disability awareness center -- now, courtesy of 'Extreme Makeover' (Sun., 8PM ET on ABC), they get a change in their lives. They receive a new mansion-style home -- which includes a thumbprint reader that unlocks the front door, a bar-code scanner to identify food in the kitchen, and a laptop to read books for Andre. (There's also a new heart-shaped bed for Valentine, which is nice, since we're suckers for guide dogs.) To Read More Click Here.
The Tennessee floods of May, 2010 were a "1,000-year-event" -- the type of flood predicted to occur only once every millennium. Flooding caused at least $1.5 billion worth of damage in Nashville alone. It was a devastating once-in-a-lifetime event for residents in the area. Many television viewers also saw a one-time-only sight. Shocked viewers watched as a schoolhouse floated away -- down a flooded highway that had become a river. This swept-away schoolhouse was part of the Lighthouse Christian School, which has been run by the Sweatt family since 2003. After the floods, the Sweatts led relief efforts in the area, assisting over 200 families. But now, their school is in danger of shutting for good ... unless they get some help. So 'Extreme Makeover' (Sun., 8PM ET on ABC) comes their aid. To Read More Click Here.
No one is more excited to have Jillian Harris on Extreme Makover: Home Edition than Jilly herself. The bubbly third-place contestant on Jason Mesnick's season of The Bachelor and subsequent Season 5 Bachelorette is now a designer on EM:HE and she was featured on Sunday's episode, dedicated to the Marshall-Spreier family in Pocatello, Idaho. Here's the family's heartwarming story: "When the 2,000 square foot home of a single mother of nine caught fire, breast cancer survivor Jane Marshall and her children were awakened by Betsy, the family dog. Thanks to Betsy, everyone was able to get out safely. To celebrate the Marshall-Spreier family’s enduring human spirit in the face of difficulty, Ty Pennington and the EM:HE design team not only built them a new house in just seven days, but also found ways for some of Betsy's dog brethren to get involved in the transformation of this music-loving family's home." To Read More Click Here.
Serious competition from NFL football on NBC and Game 4 of the World Series on Fox wreaked havoc on on CBS’ The Amazing Race and Undercover Boss. The competition show at 8 p.m. averaged 2.9 rating/7 share in 18-49 — down 17% from last week and also a season low, according to early estimates from Nielsen. It averaged 9.1 million. At 9, Boss earned a 2.9/7 — down 10% to its lowest-rated telecast ever. The sophomore show averaged 10.3 million. CSI: Miami at 10, meanwhile earned a 2.6/7 and averaged 9.8 million. Each 18-49 ratings point represents 1.3 million. But hey, it’s not so easy to go up against football and baseball. Fox ruled the night in viewers (15.2 million) but NBC won the night in the 18-49 demographic (5.2/14) because of the matchup between the last two Super Bowl victors, the Steelers and the Saints. The game itself averaged a 6.6/17 in the demographic. Fox came in second in the demo (4.7/13) because Game 4 earned a 4.3 rating. CBS was third with a 2.4/7 and 10.0 million eyeball.s As for ABC, which finished fourth with a 2.2/6 and 7.9 million, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition finished with a 1.8/5 and 6.6 million viewers, followed by Desperate Housewives (3.5/9, 10.9 million) and Brothers & Sisters (2.3/6, 8.1 million). Source Here
To quote Extreme Makeover: Home Edition's Ty Pennington, talk about bringing down the house. For its second show of the season, the sobfest took a break from rebuilding floors and walls to raise the roof when guest Kristin Chenoweth stopped by for a little song and dance. Aside from Brian Austin Green on Desperate Housewives, it was the cutest thing on TV last night. The fun started after the Tony winning (and just plain winning) actress joined Ty and company as they prepped to demo the too-small home of a brother and sister raising a brood of adopted siblings with Down Syndrome. Being her adorable self, Chenoweth asked if they'd ever taken a "Broadway musical" approach to getting the job done, and before you could say "song cue!," the crew burst into a Disney-caliber production number called "This House Has to Go." Even better? The sequence utilized the real construction workers instead of subbing in professional singers and dancers. Sure they weren't the most graceful - DWTS' Bruno would probably give them a 3 - but they were definitely the most game. It's not every project manager who can bust out some sick breakin' moves, ya know? After all was said, sung and done, the big reveal delivered even bigger emotions. And the theme Pennington went with - a New York-inspired array of rooms designed to give each of the kids a sense of autonomy - was as "wow!" as it was well-timed: October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month and the hour was an awesome way for ABC to open some eyes. And then, of course, fill them with tears of joy. Did you get a kick out of Kristin Chenoweth's contribution? Or was it too Extreme? Source Here
Jillian Harris returns to reality TV after making an appearance with fiance Ed Swiderski on The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love where they helped love searcher Jake Pavelka get through the first episode. According to ABC's press release, the Canadian starlet has joined Extreme Makeover: Home Edition as a special guest designer for an upcoming episode. "I have been an adoring fan of the series for years and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with such an amazing team. I feel so blessed to be a part of this project with Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Because of the constant love I receive from my family, friends, and now fans, I have always felt like my heart was just bursting with love and hope for others in need. I couldn't think of a better place or a better way to give back; to give love, support, and hope. I really feel like the world needs a lot of love right now, and to be a part of this and see others give their time and love so generously, it is truly inspiring," the former Bachelorette said in a statement. To Read More Click Here .