"EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION - HOW'D THEY DO THAT?" GOES BEHIND THE SCENES FOR THE BUILDING OF A NEW, USER-FRIENDLY HOME FOR A HUSBAND AND FATHER OF THREE WHOSE EYESIGHT WAS TAKEN AWAY IN A WORKPLACE SHOOTING
"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition -- How'd They Do That? Dolan Family" - On Sunday, May 1, viewers will witness how the design team replaced the 1960s-era ranch house of the Dolan family from St. Petersburg, Florida with a brand new home that's more navigation-friendly for a young husband and father who lost his eyesight in a workplace shooting incident. The rebuilding of their home will be the subject of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - How'd They Do That?," MONDAY MAY 2 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
James Dolan and his wife, Chrissy, have been together since they were teenagers, and were thrilled when they were able to afford to buy James' childhood home to raise their own children, Charlie, 12, Haley, 6 and J.T., 3. But money was tight, so James did what he thought was best for his family and took on a second job as a manager at the electronics store. In November 2004, the unthinkable happened -- a deranged man with a gun walked into the electronics store and opened fire. In fifteen seconds that would forever change the lives of the Dolan family, three people died, including the gunman, who had shot James in the head. Miraculously James survived, but without his eyesight.
As with all of the intense remodeling projects that "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" undertakes, there is a great deal that goes on that does not make it into the final broadcast. Now viewers can see how the Dolans' 1846-square-foot home was transformed into a new 4,487-square-foot home with features that address James' remaining senses, especially touch and hearing.
The design team for this episode of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" features team leader Ty Pennington, Paul DiMeo, Constance Ramos, Preston Sharp and Eduardo Xol. The series is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. David Goldberg is the president of Endemol USA. It's executive-produced by Tom Forman. The co-executive producer of this episode is Michael Maloy.
This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.