ABC's home show extends deadline for nominations

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The deadline to submit applications or nominations for the upcoming season of ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition has been extended to Aug. 30.

People may apply for themselves or nominate another family they think deserves a new home. Nominations should be sent to castgeorgia@gmail.com. Those who have land they would be willing to donate to a family who does not own a home may inform producers by sending an e-mail to castgeorgia@gmail.com.

For more information, visit abc.go.com/shows/extreme-makeover-home-edition.

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overburdened_taxpayer
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overburdened_taxpayer 08/11/10 - 04:54 pm
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The show started out where it

The show started out where it didn't have to be anyone more than a family that was down on their luck and had horrible living conditions. Now it seems you have to have a heart-wrenching story to go along with it. Or someone that has done extraordinary things in their lives. I don't know anyone in either category.

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themaninthemirror 08/11/10 - 05:10 pm
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It seems that having this

It seems that having this show give someone a house now is akin to winning the lottery. I agree with overburdened taxpayer, this show spends millions of dollars every season, not to mention what they are paying those that they have turned into celebrities. I certainly don't know anyone who fits that cateory either. Why don't they spend this money on a wothwhile charity?

AugustaVoter
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AugustaVoter 08/11/10 - 07:51 pm
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Man, thats because it

Man, thats because it wouldn't make "good" TV. Gotta have that "aawww" stuff.

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pmbishop69 08/11/10 - 10:09 pm
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It is a shame that the show

It is a shame that the show has taken the turn that it has, I totally agree that you have to have an amazing story or have done something significant to get help, I am taking care of my elderly disabled mother and barely making it, we live in a one bedroom apt, that is falling apart and can not get the landlord to take care of it, and yes he is completely aware of it.

But to qualify you have to be a hero instead of a completely needy person, I am just thankful everyday that I have this oportunity to take care of her, to give back everything that she has given to me.

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bdouglas 08/12/10 - 08:56 am
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"...to a family who don't own

"...to a family who don't own a home..." Nice writing, AC!

Most of these families down on their luck and in need and get a mansion from Extreme Home Makeover will soon be changing their names to "overburdened taxpayer", too, when they get the astronomical tax bill for getting this free house. It's akin to lottery money or other prizes in terms of taxation, which will be a huge chunk when they file the next year. Not to mention the property taxes on a house that's guaranteed to be valued probably 7 or 8 times what they had before. These people were broke to start with and you gave them a nicer house. What about a JOB or other sustainable income? Reminds me of the old give a man a fish / teach a man to fish proverb really.

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