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Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Episode 6.01 : The Jackson Family

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TV Info


Episode Premiere

September 28, 2008

Distributor

ABC

Genre

Reality

Show Period

2004 - Now

Production Company

Endemol Ent., Lock and Key Prod., ABC, Greengrass

Cast and Crew


Director

David Dryden

Main Cast

  • Ty Pennington
  • Paul DiMeo
  • Paige Hemmis
  • Michael Moloney
  • Ed Sanders
  • Tracy Hutson
  • Tanya McQueen
  • Eduardo Xol
  • John Littlefield
  • Rib Hillis

Synopsis


Four years ago, Felicia Jackson made a promise at her sister Cassandra's deathbed to keep all 10 of her nieces and nephews together. Before Cassandra passed away from complications from cancer, she told Felicia that she didn't want her children to split up, and Felicia vowed never to let that happen. With that one act of kindness in 2004, Felicia went from being a single mother of four to a mother of 14. She has been supporting all the children by working as a security guard at a mall. Unable to afford and find permanent housing, this family of 15 had been living in a hotel since December. Felicia was told that, if she doesn't find appropriate housing soon, she'll have to split the children up within the foster care system. With the community behind Felicia's story and her fight for self sufficiency, the county deeded her a piece of land with a house that needs major repairs. Felicia can't afford any renovations, since she's raising 14 growing children. Now it's up to Ty and the designers to make the needed repairs and help this courageous and loving mother fulfill her sister's dying wish.

In addition, Ed Sanders visits Washington Redskins player Chris Cooley at a training camp for a few football pointers and picks up a gift from Chris to give to the family. Paige Hemmis visits Academy Award winning actress Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls) in Chicago for some advice on making over one of the Jackson girls' rooms, and brings back a personal message of inspiration to the girls from Jennifer.

While Ty and the designers, local builder Classic Homes of Maryland and hundreds of volunteers and workers are rebuilding their home, the Jackson family will go on vacation to Walt Disney World in Florida. The design team for this episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition will feature team leader Ty Pennington and designers Paul DiMeo, Michael Moloney, Ed Sanders, Paige Hemmis, Didiayer Snyder and Eduardo Xol.

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