“Modern Family” star Jesse Tyler Ferguson has been named host of the upcoming 10-episode revival of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” on HGTV. “I was so inspired by the original series and now I can’t wait to help families as the new host of ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” said Ferguson in a statement.
“We’ll make some variations to creative aspects of the show, but it will always deliver the great storytelling that made it one of the most iconic and successful properties in television,” said Jane Latman, president of HGTV, in a statement. “Jesse’s a funny guy, with a warm, caring nature who will help us find the humor and joy in every situation, so that will make this a unique viewing experience for everyone.”
Each episode of the series puts a spotlight on local people trying to help someone in their area with a complete home makeover in just one week. The original series, which was hosted by Ty Pennington, aired on ABC from 2003 to 2012.