AN SUV CRASHES INTO A HOUSE, DEMOLISHING IT, BUT ABC'S
"EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION" COMES TO THE RESCUE
"Tugwell Family" - As a young mother was preparing to put her 11-week-old daughter to bed, she looked out the window and saw an SUV speeding toward the front of her parents' house, where she was living. She jumped from the room into the hallway, just as the drunk driver's speeding vehicle came crashing into the front door! Fortunately her child was in the back of the house with her grandmother, but the blast from the impact left pieces of the house on top of the baby and all through the now uninhabitable home. The Tugwell family from Long Beach, California, became displaced, but "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" came to the rescue and now this family has been reunited in a newly transformed home. The episode airs SUNDAY, AUGUST 22 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 4/25/04)
John Tugwell, a former Vietnam veteran who presently works for the U.S. Postal Service, and his wife, Susan -- a fourth grade school teacher and avid reader who loves design and architecture from the grand style of the Italian Renaissance -- have been married for 28 years. Until the accident, their daughter, Abbey, 25, and infant granddaughter, Jamie, lived with them. Susan would love nothing more than to have her family all live together.
During the home's demolition and total reconstruction, the Tugwells -- daughter Abbey, her boyfriend, Aaron, and their baby girl, Jamie -- enjoyed a seven-day vacation at The Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. Meanwhile their entire home experienced a complete transformation from the "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" creative design team, contractors and over 100 workers.
For this "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," the design team features team leader Ty Pennington and designers Paul DiMeo, Alle Ghadban, Tracy Hutson and Preston Sharp.
"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. The series is executive-produced by Tom Forman and Craig Armstrong.
This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.