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'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' Canceled After Nine Seasons

December 16, 2011 (1:29 am) GMT
The ABC reality series will end its weekly run on January 13, 2012, but will return with specials after this current ninth season.

The end of "" season 9 will also mark the series finale. ABC has announced that it cancels the long-running reality show after the current ninth season concludes with the 200th episode.

"It is with a somber heart I close this chapter, but with such excitement I begin the next one," designer Michael Moloney, who has been participating in providing home renovations on the show, said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. "I have 'EM:HE' to thank for the platform I have to continue doing good work and great design in 2012 and on."

The finale is set to air on Friday, January 13 at 8-10 P.M. ET, featuring the biggest-ever build in which the team builds 7 homes in 7 days for tornado victims in Joplin, Missouri. After that, however, ABC will air "EM:HE" four special episodes.

The "Extreme Makeover" spin-off struggles to gain viewers after it's moved to Fridays this year, competing against FOX's "" and CBS' "" among others. Its latest episode only drew 5.1 million viewers and a 1.3 rating in the 18-49 demography.

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