Extreme Makeover Home Edition ends tonight with its 200th episode

The 200th and final episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition airs tonight on ABC, as the series has been cancelled–though a few episodes will be burned off/air as specials sometime in the future. Series host Ty Pennington is moving on to the daytime series The Revolution.

Tonight’s two-hour episode follows the crew as they create seven homes in seven days in tornado-ravaged Joplin.

This retrospective video is a reminder that, however over-produced and overly reliant on Sears appliances it was (and how it made a weird argument that happiness comes in the form of excessive consumerism), the show did a lot of good, and managed to bring communities together to help their neighbors.

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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