Thursday, June 20, 2019

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Returns with "Modern" Twist; Showtime Is Back to Life For New Comedy

Jesse Tyler Ferguson - Extreme Makeoer: Home Edition - Credit: Luke Fontana

Move that bus! HGTV's spin on 10 new episodes of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition will come with a "modern" twist: Jesse Tyler Ferguson, known for his Emmy®-nominated role on the ABC sitcom Modern Family, has signed on as host and will take over the bullhorn to mobilize community volunteers and inspire the build/design teams for each mind-blowing renovation. Jesse, a four-time Screen Actors Guild Award® winner who has a cameo in Taylor Swift's newest music video "You Need to Calm Down," will bring his signature optimism, humor, energy and giving spirit to surprise families with whole-home renovations. Produced by Endemol Shine North America, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition -- television's highest-rated home renovation series of all time -- will air on HGTV in 2020.

Each episode of the series spotlights local heroes and those who give back to their communities despite personal challenges. The home overhauls will include interior, exterior and landscaping—all completed within seven days while the family is sent away for the week. The series will showcase builders, designers and landscapers who race against the clock to completely renovate each home before the family returns from their time away. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition originally aired on ABC for nine successful seasons from 2003-2012. At its peak during the 2004/05 season, the series averaged nearly 16 million viewers on Sunday nights. The HGTV episodes will be available on demand across all platforms and on the HGTV app. The new episodes will be produced by Endemol Shine North America with Sharon Levy, DJ Nurre, Michael Heyerman and Brady Connell serving as executive producers. The company also produced the original version of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition for ABC.


Back to Life - Daisy Haggard

Showtime has ordered the critically acclaimed six episode comedy series Back to Life, from Fleabag producers Harry and Jack Williams and Daisy Haggard (Episodes). Haggard plays Miri Matteson, who, after 18 years behind bars, returns home and stumbles back into adult life in the coastal town she once knew, while the mystery of her past looms large. Created by Haggard and written by Haggard and Laura Solon, the series will premiere on Showtime on Sunday, October 6 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT.

The series, which aired earlier this year on the BBC, follows Miri's first few weeks out of prison navigating her way in a new world, trying (and frequently failing) to lead a normal life in her picturesque but claustrophobic seaside hometown. Miri attempts to rekindle old relationships, make new ones, look for work and readjust to life outside, while desperately waiting for the world to forget about what happened that fateful night. Guiding Miri as she tries to adapt are a cast of offbeat and intriguing characters with secrets of their own, including her sexually frustrated mother Caroline (Geraldine James), her obsessive environmentalist father Oscar (Richard Durden) and her parole officer with no filter, Janice (Jo Martin). We'll also meet first love Dom (Jamie Michie), ex-best friend Mandy (Christine Bottomley), next-door neighbor Billy (Adeel Akhtar) and fish and chips shop owner and new boss Nathan (Liam Williams).


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Saturday, March 28

Danger Force - "The Danger Force Awakens" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Captain Man and Schwoz recruit four children to attend their Swellview Academy for the Gifted, where the new crimefighters-in-training learn to harness their frequently troublesome and sometimes uncontrollable superpowers.

Tyler Perry's Young Dylan - "The Enforcer" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
On his first day at school, Dylan starts a classroom protest over having to wear uniforms.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 23)

Friday, March 27

  • Tina Fey (30 Rock) - Watch Tina on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Glenn Howerton (A.P. Bio/The Mindy Project/That '80s Show) - Glenn appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • John Krasinski (The Office) - John is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Garcelle Beauvais (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Garcelle visits The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Amy Poehler (Bless the Harts/Parks and Recreation) - Amy appears on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Nick talks about Devs on Couch Surfing at 8am.
  • Christopher Knight (The Brady Bunch) - Christopher is a guest on a repeat of The Doctors, so check your local listings.


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01/02 - My Three Sons - The Fifth Season - Volume Two
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01/14 - Veep - The Complete Series (DVD)
01/21 - Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - The Complete Third Season (WBShop.com)
01/21 - The Mindy Project - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
01/28 - Ballers - The Complete Fifth and Final Season
01/28 - Ballers - The Complete Series
01/28 - The Mindy Project - The Complete Series (DVD)
02/04 - Martin - The Complete Series
02/11 - Step by Step - The Complete Sixth Season (WBShop.com)
02/18 - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
02/25 - Better Things - The Complete Third Season
03/17 - Crashing - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
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