ABC looks to Fallon for home to make over |

ABC looks to Fallon for home to make over

Becky Bosshart
Kim Lamb/Tribune News Service photo illustration ABC's 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' is looking for families in the Fallon area.

FALLON – Leave for a weeklong all-expenses-paid vacation, and come home to a renovated house.

That’s the idea behind the ABC prime-time family series “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” Associate producer Herb Ankrom said the crew is interested in finding a family in the Fallon area with a compelling story.

Ankrom said the show has been renewed for a second season with a budget that allows it to seek families in Nevada, New Mexico and Arizona. In its first season, the show was restricted to the Los Angeles area.

“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” is finishing its first season in May. Then Ty Pennington, the carpenter who is the show’s design team leader, will begin knocking on doors in June for the new season.

The show, which airs Sunday at 8 p.m., gives a team of designers and 100 workers seven days to completely renovate a home, including the exterior and landscaping.

According to the show’s flier, the casting agent would like applications from Churchill County residents and tribal members who live on the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone reservation who own a home from 1,200 to 2,000 square feet with an average-size yard.

Ankrom said a family should send in a few photos of its home so the team can get an idea of what work needs to be done, a family portrait and a brief letter outlining its story.

“We would love to find a family that has an intriguing story.”

Ankrom said the show is story-driven, and they are looking to improve lives or make a big difference for a family.

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