Extreme Makeover: Home Edition renovation recipient has been missing.

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition renovation recipient has been missing.
The woman whose house was made over for next Sunday night’s edition of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition “has not been seen in her South Ozone Park neighborhood for several weeks, neighbors” told the New York Post. 62-year-old Lucy Ali “was ill and hospitalized” earlier this week, according to an ABC spokesperson, but no other details were provided. The mother of two adopted 12-year-olds, Ali lives in South Ozone Park in Queens, and had her house renovated by Ty Pennington and crew in July. The reason: they’d “been left virtually homeless by an unscrupulous home-improvement company that took $72,000 she’d borrowed from the bank, then abandoned the house in 2002 with gaping holes in the roof and no bathrooms or running water.” The episode featuring the makeover airs next Sunday, followed by a Nov. 1 special about how the house was redone.

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.

Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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