The philanthropic reality TV series Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (EM:HM) completed it's run on January 13, 2012 on ABC after 9 seasons and 206 episodes.
The show that helped dozens of families with disabled or troubled members live better lives; building new, amazing, accessible homes for underprivileged families and after an 8-year-run, the series has come to a close after the show experienced dropping ratings - and building magnificent homes in 7 days (along with sending families off to Disney World and other expensive locations) isn't the cheapest thing to do.
While the series has been axed, ABC has promised to continue to do occasional EM:HM specials.
The altruistic show has truly helped out and changed thousands of peoples lives and has inspired millions of viewers to give to the less fortunate. Thousands of people have donated their time, money, and help at each and every makeover. The builders of homes in the show incorporate people's safety, interests, and needs into the beautiful homes that they build, and their contributions have changed and inspired many people, and the show will be greatly missed.