It’s been a while since we’ve checked in Ty Pennington and the folks with Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. For myself all the shows started to run together and it became less fun looking at others getting their lives remade when so many are having the carpet pulled out from underneath them in this economy.

But an upcoming show will feature what could be EM:HE’s biggest guest star yet. Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell will appear on the ABC prime time show to thank a disabled Gulf War veteran for his service. Powell will meet with former Army combat medic Jeff Cooper and his family as part of an episode airing on May 3rd.

Might be worth checking in on this one instead of letting them slowly expire off my DVR as I have been doing. Otherwise, I really wish they’d bring back those “How’d they do that” episode or spend more time showing the work on the house instead of the giant ads for products or vacations. What’s your RX to fix EM:HE?

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