IN A SPECIALLY-THEMED MOTHER'S DAY EPISODE,
"EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION" SERVES UP A NEW HOME FOR
A VOLLEYBALL COACH AND THREE YOUNG SISTERS IN CLAY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Ty Surprises Jillian and Michael When Their Mothers Come to Help;
Two-Time Olympic Medalist Misty May Steps in as Volleyball Coach for the Day
"Prewitt Brewer Family" - A specially-themed Mother's Day episode celebrates a beloved volleyball coach who exemplifies what it means to be a mom. Carrie Prewitt from Middleburg, Florida, who never had children of her own, selflessly took three parentless sisters into her run-down but loving home at their moment of need. Helping out with building this family a new house will be two-time gold medalist in Olympic beach volleyball, Misty May, as well as two of the mothers of the "EM: HE" team, who all pitch in to make a new home that will match the colorful, creative personalities of its new inhabitants, on "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," SUNDAY, MAY 8 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.
For the past 25 years, Carrie has been more than just a high school varsity volleyball coach; she has become a beloved member of her community by serving as a mentor, counselor, confidante and sometimes a second mom to some of her students. Two years ago, that mothering role became real when the parents of Ashley, Taylor and Gina Brewer passed away and there was the possibility that the girls might have to split up. Without hesitation, Carrie agreed to take into her home not just volleyball player Ashley, but also her two younger sisters. Carrie offered them all a secure home life, and is now their permanent guardian. But her small, run-down house does not properly accommodate them, and its crumbling walls make it unsafe, especially during hurricane season.
The old house is taken down with the one tool that Carrie Prewitt knows how to wield better than any other -- the volleyball. Volleyball players spike balls through windows, and a cannon shoots frozen volleyballs at 600 mph throughout the house. Just before demolition, some of the design team get surprise help from none other than their own moms: Michael is stunned and Jillian gets teary-eyed when Ty reveals that both of their moms have come to help out for the week. While the Prewitt Brewers are on vacation in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Misty May surprises Carrie Prewitt's current volleyball team by stepping in as coach for a day. Along with Michael, they take over a practice at the high school.
The design team for this episode features team leader Ty Pennington, designers Michael Moloney, Jillian Harris and Tracy Hutson. Local builders Ark Remodeling and Construction, J.A. Long Design Builders and community volunteers also helped to build the new home.
"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. It is executive-produced by Brady Connell and George Verschoor. David Goldberg is Chairman, Endemol North America. This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.
For more information on "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," visit ABC.com.