ABC's 'Extreme Makeover' reality show to return in Spring 2003
By Reality TV World staff, 01/06/2003
Variety reports that nothing's official yet, but the ABC is in negotiations to order about six additional episodes of the "Extreme Makeover" before-and-after reality hour in which civilians are radically reconstructed, often via plastic surgery.
Industry buzz has the format launching as a weekly series in March or April, perhaps on Thursday nights. But in fact, ABC executives haven't yet formally decided whether to use "Makeover" as a series or a series of specials, network insiders said.
It's no surprise that ABC is looking for more episodes of "Makeover." As we reported earlier, the original November special produced boffo Nielsen numbers (13.1 million viewers overall), prompting immediate speculation about more episodes.