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In the hit HGTV show New Jersey cousins John Colaneri and Anthony Carrino pay back ordinary heroes a hundredfold. From war veterans to wrestling coaches, the cousins seek out deserving people who give of themselves to their neighborhood and their community. Armed with a massive team of workers, they surprise their target with an all expenses paid weekend trip and a top secret home remodel, tailor made for the homeowner. Over the course of a single weekend, Cousins Undercover work round the clock, to remodel, redesign, and refurnish the house in time to make their deadline for the big reveal. The deserving homeowners return home to stunning, life changing, and, at times, emotional house transformation.

Sunday 8:00 PM et/pt on HGTV
2 Seasons, 13 Episodes
October 6, 2013
Home & Garden, Reality
Cast: Anthony Carrino, John Colaneri
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Cousins Undercover Full Episode Guide

  • The Cousins recruit the students, colleagues, friends and family of a third-grade teacher to surprise this unique educator whose commitment to her work far exceeds the norm. Rosali dedicates all her energy to her students, even inviting her overachieving class to her house every year.

  • Although Lucie Kahn suffer from Lyme's Disease, she keeps herself busy by helping hospitalized children deal with their medical environment as well as helping them understand their treatments and procedures. Since her own diagnosis, she and her husband have drained their resources to nurse her back to health.

  • A child therapist who has dedicated her life to helping troubled teens gets the surprise of a lifetime when the Cousins collaborate with friends and family to transform her basement into a modern cottage.

  • Anthony and John team up with Ellen Degeneres to give the ultimate surprise to a family who have dedicated themselves to our country despite suffering personal setbacks.

  • Mark Little lost his legs while fighting in the Iraq War. To help soothe his aches and pains and to make his home more conducive for him, the Cousins recruit Ellen DeGeneres to surprise him with a life-changing home renovation.

  • The young Wendl family leaves their small, close-knit town in Iowa for a fun trip to L.A. that includes watching a live taping of ELLEN. But when Ellen and her special guests, the Cousins, pull them out of the studio audience and onstage, things start to sink in... Anthony and John have already begun an undercover overhaul of their home and recruited the entire town to help. The Wendl's house is seventy years old and while it's filled with flourishes of their personal, vintage style, it's needs a lot of work. Sam Wendl's military service overseas prevented him from having the chance to repair what the house sorely needs much less to create the home in their image. Friends, family and all the whole town pitch in to completely rebuild the exterior, remake entire first floor and give them a backyard to perfectly fit their lifestyle.

  • A community volunteer receives the ultimate relaxation area of his own.

  • When Tania Liddy leaves town for three days to help her sister move, what she doesn't know is that the Cousins, along with her family, friends, neighbors and community leaders, will descend upon her home to completely renovate what is the true epicenter of their tight-knit community: her kitchen, living room and backyard. This is a total surprise for a deserving person who selflessly coordinates all the community's athletic, school-related and social activities. The whole neighborhood is used to working together so they dive right in with John and Anthony to blow Tania away for an exciting reveal she'll never forget!

  • While Earl Hart's out of town with his wife and sons for three days, he has no idea that the Cousins will recruit his middle school students, along with Earl's family, friends and neighbors, to completely renovate the entire first floor of his home. They'll also knock through the wall to the backyard to give him direct access to where they'll build new deck to enjoy with his family and neighbors. Earl dedicates every moment of his free time to the students from low income areas, many of who don't have strong role models. So his entire community joins the Cousins to give back to Earl with the surprise of his life.

  • Bob Keenan has no idea that as soon as he leaves for a three-day weekend away, volunteers from all areas of his life will join forces with the Cousins to create an amazing renovation for this incredibly deserving person who always does for others without ever asking for anything in return. In addition to some major curb appeal, they'll build a true wrestling gym to enable him to continue his work with kids, a massive deck to add to the sense of community he cherishes and an overhaul to his living room finally give him a great place to be able to relax with his family. It's a lot to pull off in only three days but with the help from Bob's whole neighborhood, Anthony and John will give him an emotionally-charged surprise he'll remember forever.

  • The Cousins collaborate with Ellen Degeneres to surprise new mom Elizabeth Brehm with a full home renovation. But they can't do this alone. They rely on enthusiastic help from the whole neighborhood and the family and friends who love Elizabeth and want to roll up their sleeves for hard work and fun to give her the home she truly deserves. Since buying the house a year ago, she's been wanting to create a bedroom and nursery in her unfinished, unlivable second floor. But after recently getting laid off from her teaching job, those dreams were put on hold. Now she'll get all that and much more.

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