THE PROCESS OF THE MAKEOVER OF THE ANDERSON FAMILY
FROM SOUTH CENTRAL LOS ANGELES IS THE SUBJECT OF
"EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION: HOW'D THEY DO THAT?," MONDAY, JAN. 17
"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition: How'd They Do That? (Anderson Family)" - The producers from "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" literally open every door to show how Ty Pennington and his team of designers, workers and contractors are able to change the lives of deserving families as they rebuild the entire interior and exterior of a run-down house in just seven days. "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition: How'd They Do That?" will air MONDAY, JANUARY 17 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
On Sunday, January 16, viewers will witness how the EMHE team spectacularly renovates the South Central Los Angeles home of the Anderson family. In March 2000, former college basketball player Rodney Anderson was mistaken for a gang member and shot in the back while visiting his family. Prior to their home makeover, Rodney was restricted to two rooms, which included the dining room that had been converted into his bedroom.
Now, the lot has two houses, both of which are wheelchair accessible. One of the homes is for Rodney and his new bride, Monique, who were married in a ceremony during the "reveal." The other home on the lot is for Rodney's parents, Joe and Martha, his sister Glenda and her three children, Mellone, 19, Louis, 16 and 12-year-old Cordney.
The process of their particular home makeover is the subject of this episode of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition: How'd They Do That?" As with all of the intense remodeling projects the show undertakes, there is a great deal that goes on that does not make it into the final broadcast. Now viewers can see all of that and more, including:
* What happens when, for the first time, the team does not complete the house on time -- and what held up the process.
* A behind-the-scenes look at Rodney as he prepares for his wedding to his fiancie, Monique.
* Designer Ed Sanders goes on a drive along with the LAPD gang unit.
* The adrenalin rush and the different emotions the EMHE team experiences as they work to meet seemingly impossible deadlines.
* A look into the making of the "secret room" that Ty will design and build for a family member -- in this case, Rodney and Monique's house.
The design team for this episode of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition: How'd They Do That?" consists of Ty Pennington, Paige Hemmis, Tracy Hutson, Ed Sanders and Preston Sharp. The show is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. The series is executive-produced by Tom Forman. The co-executive producer of this episode is Michael Maloy. This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.