Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Episode 6.10 : The DeVeries Family

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TV Info

Episode Premiere

December 07, 2008





Show Period

2004 - Now

Production Company

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

Cast and Crew

Main Cast

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


At home, the DeVries family find that their mother's health is often hindered by their deteriorating home. Susan DeVries suffers from Ventricular Tachycardia, which keeps her heart constantly beating above 100 beats per minute. The arrhythmia is becoming increasingly more life threatening and could lead to sudden death. Often feeling ill and fatigued, Susan still shines as a loving music teacher, band director, 1st grade reading specialist and bus driver for her school's evening route. The condition of the DeVries' home has been especially tough on her and her family, for it's literally falling apart at the seams. The roof is beyond repair, constantly leaking whenever it rains. Severe water damage and rotting wood are separating the unfinished walls from the ceilings. A mechanic, Dirk suffers from severe arthritis in his only hand, limiting his ability to make major home repairs. So Ty and his designers are stepping in to give the DeVries family a safer home that will improve their quality of life, for despite their limitations, the DeVries have worked to improve the lives of others.

While Ty and the designers, local builder Lansing Construction and hundreds of volunteers and workers are rebuilding their home, the DeVries family will go on vacation to Niagara Falls, Ontario -Canada (Hilton).

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