ABC announced that Ty Pennington and the rest of the designers and build teams would be making their final appearance on January 13th on the 200th episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition to end the 9th season of the series.  The final episode will feature the shows biggest and most involved build ever.

The team will be constructing 7 homes in 7 days in Joplin, MO.  These homes they're building were destroyed by the devasting EF5 tornado that ripped through Joplin last spring.

Although ABC announced the conclusion of the season the show isn't completly gone.  Ty and the group will occasionally appear on ABC with specials throughout the year.

I remember when the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition team was in East Texas rebuilding the Carr's family home in Mineola.  It was a huge deal for East Texas and I was there as Ty and the crowd chanted, "MOVE THAT BUS!" on a very chilly March morning.  However, it was an exciting and rewarding day to see this family get a new home.

I think this show will be missed by many, because it always showed great people who had great big hearts, but were living in sometimes horrible conditions.

What was your favorite Extreme Makeover: Home Edition show?