Two Long Islanders get help in the form of construction makeovers on the new season of NBC’s Emmy Award-winning George to the Rescue airing in October.
George Oliphant, a licensed contractor, hosts the television show and leads a team of workers to renovate a special part of an individual or family’s home or workspace on each episode. The new fall season kicks off with the series’ 150th episode on Sept. 24.
“We are humbled to have been able to do what we love – change lives for the better – for more than 150 episodes,” Oliphant said in a statement. “This season highlights many extraordinary stories of resilience and hope. We’re always motivated and ready to roll up our sleeves to uplift the lives of those in our community.”
On the Oct. 15 episode, Oliphant visits Huntington Station to renovate a first floor and yard as a surprise for first-time homeowner Kimberly Jones, who is busy working as a teacher by day and hospital administrator by night. The episode follows the construction team redoing her home’s kitchen, living room, bathroom, and yard.
On the Oct. 22 episode, the George to the Rescue team overhauls a boxing gym in Freeport owned and run by boxing coach Joe Higgins, a Marine and FDNY veteran who has become a mentor to adolescents in the community through teaching boxing. The episode shows the addition of an extension and an interior design makeover of the gym, transforming it into a sporting and event space for the community.
“All of George’s stories showcase the power of community and the human spirit, and this season is no different,” said Marni Sabia, vice president of original content and development for LXTV, the production arm of NBC Owned Television Stations group.
The season’s four other episodes follow Oliphant to other parts of New York and New Jersey to help families in need, including a Ukrainian-American family preparing to welcome their relatives who fled their home country during the ongoing war with Russia.
George to the Rescue will air on NBC 4 New York/WNBC and stream on Peacock.