“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” isn’t just focused on home remodels — on Oct. 21, the show will be moving to a new night and time (8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.) with expanded two-hour episodes. But that’s no problem for designer (and former “Bachelorette”) Jillian Harris. “I’m just super excited about this move to Friday night,” she said in a phone interview. “I don’t think there’s any great family TV on Friday night, and this is going to be a great move for us.” I talked to Harris about her other big move from “The Bachelorette” to “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” how she got the job and the one makeover she still wants to do.
Do you have a special episode to kick off this big move to Friday nights?
I couldn’t think of a better family than the Keefers to help up make this transition. Brian, one of the boys, had an accident while he was just horsing around, right before his 21st birthday, and is now a quadriplegic. The whole family so fun loving and when you spend time with them, you feel like they’re part of your family, so it was a joy to work with them. We provided Brian with an aqua therapy pool on the show, which is a big deal for him. He was only able to go to aqua therapy once or twice a year before this. I can’t wait to catch up with these guys and see how they’re doing now.