Style Network buys old Extreme Makeover shows, airs marathon today

The Style Network has acquired the rights to Extreme Makeover, the Ty Pennington version’s precursor that featured makeover of people’s faces and bodies, not their houses. The show kicked off the self-makeover revolution that led to shows such as The Swan.

The cable channel “bought rerun rights to 55 hours of the ABC reality series,” Variety reports. Style will air an episode “every weekday evening at 7.”

The network is also airing a six-episode marathon of episodes starting today at noon, because there’s nothing more American and 4th of Julyish than people who are unhappy with their noses getting surgery to find the happiness they so desperately want.

‘Makeover’ going in Style [Variety]
Extreme Makeover [Style Network]

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Verlox from The Quest

A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.


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Shark Tank

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Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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