The familiar screams of “Move that bus!” won’t be heard across the country for much longer.
According to reports, ABC’s popular home improvement show “Extreme Make Over: Home Edition” was canceled by the network, but there will be four special episodes that will air after the ninth season ends, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The show has been the source of many tears among fans, who tuned in every week to see host Ty Pennington and his crew change the lives of a family in need.
Pennington, designers and other members of the “Extreme Makeover” family have traveled across the nation to make new homes since 2003.
“For nine seasons, I was blessed to have been given the opportunity to change lives across the globe with the help of loving communities, generous sponsors, and a cast that has become my second family,” interior designer Michael Moloney said in a statement, according to E! Online. “I was lucky to have this show as a perpetual reminder of my own blessings, but my work won’t stop with the end of the series. It is with a somber heart I close this chapter, but with such excitement I begin the next one.”
The tears that streamed down the face of viewers for years, have always been replaced at the end show with wide smiles after witnessing the fortunes of a family change in what seemed like an instant.
According to E!, “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” was attracting an average of 16 million viewers back in 2005, but that number has dipped to 9 million this season.
The feel-good show will finish off its ninth and final season with two episodes in January. For its 200th episode, the tear-jerking show said it will feature its biggest build ever, in which the crew will build seven homes in seven days for tornado victims in Joplin, Missouri.