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ABC’s ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’ canceled as a weekly series

"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" travels to Etters, Pennsylvania. (Ken White/ABC)

Feel-good home improvement show “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” will air its series finale early next year, ending its run as a weekly show, ABC announced Thursday afternoon.

But hold on — they’re not quite canceling the show permanently. The network will continue to air specials throughout the year (sort of how when Fox wrapped up the long-running ”America’s Most Wanted,” it continued to come back for quarterly episodes).

“EM:HE” will wrap up on Jan. 6 and 13., marking its 200th episode, and showing the show’s team building seven homes in a week for people who lost everything in the Joplin, Mo., tornadoes.

And host Ty Pennington has already moved on — in addition to hosting new pilot “The Great Big American Auction” last week, Pennington will appear on “The Revolution,” ABC’s new healthy lifestyle daytime talk show that debuts in January.

Emily Yahr covers pop culture and entertainment for the Post. Follow her on Twitter @EmilyYahr.


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