Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is an American reality television series providing home improvements for less fortunate families and community schools. The show is hosted by former model, carpenter and veteran television personality Ty Pennington.
The Brown Family Edit
"The Brown Family" is the 15th episode of season 8 of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, also the 181st episode overall. It premiered on January 30, 2011.
In this special two hour episode, Ty and the gang build a home for Jeanne, Johnny Mac, and their 12-year-old daughter Katrina. The family's oldest daughter Alex died in a texting while driving accident and the family are now making it their mission to prevent others from suffering the same fate (Remember Alex Brown). The team, along with Alex's best friend, surprise the family by showing a placard message (the students revealed the message from the bleachers). In addition to the new home, a fund was created in honor of Alex (RAB) by signing the pledge not to text and drive and later receive thumb bands. Guest stars include Justin Bieber, Emma Roberts and NASCAR racers, Carl Edwards and Greg Biffle.
- This episode hit a season high.
- Justin’s anti-texting campaign, PhoneGuard, provided some funds to the Remember Alex Brown Foundation charity.