Another ABC reality show in town
Another day, another ABC reality show in town. This is crazy.
“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” knocked on the door of a home in Sunrise, Ky., about 50 miles south of Cincinnati in Harrison County (south of Falmouth), early Thursday morning. They will tear down the house Saturday, and rebuild a new one by next Thursday. John Henry Homes of Blue Ash is part of the project.
It’s the third ABC show to film here in two weeks, and the sixth ABC reality series to be involved with Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky in a three-week span!
--“Supernanny” is taping at an Erlanger home this week. See my story today:
--“Wife Swap” filmed a Mason woman last week as a prospective candidate for that show.
--On Monday, ABC’s “Miracle Workers” premiere featured Dr. Edward Holland of Union, who works at the Cincinnati Eye Institute satellite office in Edgewood.
--Doug Hall, the Newtown-based marketing guru and author, will be one of four judges on ABC’s “American Inventor” series – produced by “American Idol” judge Simon Cowell – premiering next Thursday on ABC (8 p.m., Ch 9).
--“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” on March 19 will show Ficks Reed, a Blue Ash furniture maker, donating bedroom suites, a dining room set and other items to a Florida family whose home was damaged by a hurricane.
I guess I shouldn’t be surprised ABC has discovered Cincinnati, after seeing CBS’ big ratings for “Survivor” and “The Amazing Race.”
Everyday Freedom Heroes
You can watch a wonderfully inspiring special today about people who have made a difference, “Everyday Freedom Heroes” (9 p.m., Ch 9). Too bad the rest of the world can’t see it (yet).
Local producer Jim Friedman has profiled the seven activists honored by the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in January. Among the seven is Madeira resident and former Haitian slave Jean-Robert Cadet. The others are peace, justice, racial equality and social services activists in New York, Los Angeles, Memphis and Palm Beach County, Fla.
Friedman told me months ago he hoped a national cable channel would pick up the show. But so far the only commitment is from a Tampa station.
You won’t see meteorologist Kristen Cornett anymore on WLWT-TV, but you may see her on NBC’s Weather Plus channel on Time Warner cable. She’s now working in New York for NBC’s Weather Plus.
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