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It’s always a chicken and the egg question when a TV series gets moved to Friday night. Did the network place it there because that is the slot its numbers justified, or did the low numbers come from being exiled to the Siberia of TV, the Friday night slot. Suffice it to say that when ABC moved “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” to Friday night the writing was on the wall that this would be its last season. Now Disney has made it official with the series finale airing on January 13, 2012.

The show that has impacted thousands of lives is going out with one of its largest projects ever, rebuilding seven homes in tornado-ravaged Joplin, Missouri. This won’t be the last we see of “EM:HE”, the crew will return from time to time with special episodes. Four are planned for the future.

I will miss the show, but have to admit that I haven’t watched the last few seasons. Something about the show became too formulaic and an emotional disconnect developed. Even the recent ‘Celebrity of the Week’ addition couldn’t build any excitement. We’ll see if the replacement show “The Secret Millionaire” can fill the void.

The full press release is below the jump:

There is just so much I want to yell out at the beginning of this post. (LOCKE! WALT! JIN! CLAIRE! MICHAEL!) My emotions literally ran the gamut while watching last night’s episode. There was not one wasted scene and it never ever stopped.

At the end of the last season’s finale, they shocked us with the Lostie’s future and those darned flashFORWARDs. I remember feeling like I had been to a funeral. I was wrung out! And even though we’ve had an entire season between these two finales, I feel like what we actually got last night was the Part 2 of LAST season’s finale.

We’ll do this a little differently today…this is about the 3rd time I’ve written this post. I’m trying NOT to make it as long as War & Peace. And get all the good stuff in there at the same time. So, we’ll do the micro-machine man on the basics, then get to the meat and the ALL CAPS and !!!! in a minute, ok?