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ABC to end ‘Home Edition’

Unscripted vet will retire next month

Longtime ABC series “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” will end its run next month, the network announced Thursday.

“Makeover” will close out its nine-season run with its 200th episode on January 6th and 13th. The network plans to bring back the franchise as an occasional special.

The unscripted series saw its year-over-year ratings decline precipitously when ABC moved it from Sunday to Friday beginning this season. That said, the series was competitive with others in the Friday 8 p.m. time slot, including NBC’s “Chuck” and Fox’s “Kitchen Nightmares.”

“Makeover” surprised hard-luck souls with home renovations guided by a team of on-air personalities including host Ty Pennington. The series was a spin-off of “Extreme Makeover,” which focused on plastic surgery, and spawned a brief spin-off of its own earlier this year, “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition.”

“Makeover” was once on of ABC’s highest rated primetime series, helping boost the network at a time when it was flush with scripted hits including “Lost” and the soon-to-exit “Desperate Housewives.”

The absence of “Makeover” opens an hour on the schedule on a night difficult to launch new series. But the Alphabet has a number of midseason options that it has yet to find homes for on its schedule, ranging from Shonda Rhimes drama “Scandal” to comedies “Cougartown” and “Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23.”

“Makeover” is produced by Endemol USA, of Endemol Holding, and executive-produced by Brady Connell and George Verschoor.

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