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.

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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