‘Extreme Makeover’ featuring wildfire victims to air Monday
Show filmed a year ago, but producers delayed airing date to save it for the holiday season.
It’s finally time for the big reveal.
Nearly a year after crews from the ABC network’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” visited fire-ravaged Bastrop County, TV viewers will get their first look Monday night at a house built for the family of Mizzy Zdroj, a volunteer firefighter whose residence burned to the ground in September 2011.
Back-to-back, hourlong editions of the show, hosted by Ty Pennington, will air at 7 and 8 p.m.
“This has been the most humbling experience you could ever imagine,” Zdroj told the American-Statesman. “When our house burned, all I could think about was, ‘What am I going to do about my kids?’ ”
Episodes of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” typically air about two months after they’re taped, Zdroj said, but producers felt the visit to Bastrop County was especially heartwarming and wanted to save it for the holiday season — thus the long wait. An episode featuring a Knoxville, Tenn., family that aired last week ranked No. 2 in its time slot, attracting 6.7 million viewers nationwide, according to ratings data from Nielsen.
“There are just no words adequate enough to say how awesome our house is,” Zdroj said, fighting back tears.
Bastrop County-based EFC Custom Homes worked with 7 p.m. Monday KVUE, Channel 24 6:45 p.m. Monday Concordia University Texas 11400 Concordia University Drive, Building A chapel concordia.edu the show to build Zdroj’s new two-bedroom, 2,400-squarefoot home in only a week, EFC owner Eric Christophe said. An estimated 3,000 community volunteers helped with the project, working around the clock.
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