Extreme Makeover adds two new designers

When the new season of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition debuts on Sept. 25, two new designers will join the crew.

One of the new designers is Tanya McQueen, who has a background “in design and construction” and has worked on “conceptualizing and designing custom homes.” The other is Daniel Kucan, who “grew up in a strict theater conservatory in Las Vegas” and has a background “in design and carpentry” and furniture design. They’ll become part of the already crowded design team, which already consists of Paul DiMeo, Paige Hemmis, Michael Moloney, Constance Ramos, Ed Sanders, Preston Sharp, and Eduardo Xol.

Ty Pennington will still be in charge of running around, screaming, and irritating everyone who’s actually trying to build the house.

Two New Designers, Tanya McQueen and Daniel Kucan, Join the “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” Team [ABC press release]

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