ABC looking to do 'Extreme Makeover' on NBC's 'Friends'

MUMBAI: This is a programme initiative that gives the word competition a new meaning. On 6 May the final episode of Friends airs in the US on NBC. Looking to counter the same is Disney's ABC with a special edition of its reality show Extreme Makeover.

ABC will alter its traditional programming format so that during every commercial break of the Friends finale, there will be live action of its show.

In the show the interior and exterior of a New York home will be recreated. The working title of the episode is Friends Helping Friends.

ABC Entertainment alternative series and specials senior VP Andrea Wong has been quoted as saying, "When you take on giants you have to at least offer a fun alternative. Friends is a huge event, but were willing to bet that there are more than a few people who will stick with Home Makeover if they catch just even a few minutes during an NBC commercial break."

On the show there will be no hesitation to tear down walls, reconstruct rooms, rewire an entire electrical system or replace old plumbing, if the job calls for it. The ABC team claims that it is committed to adding style and design, regardless of the time frame.

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