'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' Cancelled
"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," which at one time was one of ABC's highest rated shows, has been given the axe.
According to E!, the show's final episode will run January 13th of next year and take place in Joplin, Missouri, where residents are still recovering from a massive tornado back in May of this year.
The show will continue to run occasional specials (four next year), according to ABC, but the Joplin episode, the show's 200th, will reportedly be its last regular episode.
"For nine seasons, I was blessed to have been given the opportunity to change lives across the globe with the help of loving communities, generous sponsors, and a cast that has become my second family," interior designer Michael Moloney said in a release regarding the cancellation.
"I was lucky to have this show as a perpetual reminder of my own blessings, but my work won't stop with the end of the series. It is with a somber heart I close this chapter, but with such excitement I begin the next one," said Moloney.
At one point in time "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," hosted by Ty Pennington and Moloney, garnered an average of 15.8 million viewers per show, according to THR, while the most recent episode drew just 5.8 million viewers in its 2011 Friday timeslot, where it has continually struggled despite an appearance by First Lady Michelle Obama.
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition