Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Ty Pennington Says Hurricane Relief Could Spawn Spinoff

QUEENS, New York (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Ty Pennington, the hunky-handyman star of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, is storming ABC with a new idea: Dedicating a whole series to hurricane relief.

Pennington says the damage from Hurricanes Katrina and Wilma has caused such utter devastation that the effort to rebuild homes in Gulf Coast communities could easily fill a season’s worth of Home Edition episodes.

He says that the current workload for the show is already packed but “there’s so much more that needs to be done” that “a spin-off season would be a great idea.”

However, Pennington admits he’s “only one of the guys who makes the decisions about who to help and where to go” for each episode of Home Edition.

It hasn’t been easy rebuilding in the aftermath of the hurricanes. As Pennington puts it, “It was really rough pulling up to fix one house on a street where all the houses have been destroyed.”

Although Pennington believes the spirit of community is still alive in the Gulf region, he admits visiting the area “...is scary because it really looks like the end of the world.”

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