Extreme Makeover producer explains decision for reveal delay

Extreme Makeover executive producer explains decision for reveal delay

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"Everyone has worked so hard around the clock to reach this deadline so it's really a difficult decision for me," George Verschoor said. "Everyone has worked so hard around the clock to reach this deadline so it's really a difficult decision for me," George Verschoor said.
A lot of what the producers want to showcase is outside the house on Robinson Road. A lot of what the producers want to showcase is outside the house on Robinson Road.

By ERICA ESTEP
6 News Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Executive Producer George Verschoor explained Tuesday why he made the call to postpone the reveal of the home in Knoxville until Wednesday.

He says the threat of severe weather at the original reveal time, 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, was just too risky.

"Everyone has worked so hard around the clock to reach this deadline so it's really a difficult decision for me," Verschoor said.

The property owners, Daniel and Mandy Watson, have three adopted children under age eight. They also run a non-profit called the Restoration House of East Tennessee which helps single mothers with housing, mentoring and advocacy.

For the safety of the families, all those involved with the ABC show and those who have worked at the site, Verschoor opted for the delay.

"We just want this experience to be as good as it can for the mothers and the family. This particular family, the Watson family, and these single mothers have a lot of little kids so we feel tonight between 6:00 and 8:00 it's going to be raining and their experience would not be a pleasant one," Verschoor said.

Plus a lot of what the producers want to showcase is outside the house on Robinson Road. For instance, there's now a massive courtyard and playground that weren't there before.

Christi Branscom, president of the builder, Grace Construction, admits she was a bit disappointed by the news about the delay.

"But I do understand his point," Branscom said. "You know the team at Extreme wants to make sure it's the best experience it can possibly be for the Watsons and for the Restoration House. So when he explains it that way, I understand. But you know, we're going to be finished on time really."

The inside construction work is complete and the Extreme production crew promises something spectacular when it's revealed.

George Verschoor revealed another big surprise exclusively to 6 News. "We partnered with the TV show Wipeout so we're doing the first ever toddler Wipeout room. That's a really cool space inside here."

He's asking everyone who wants to witness the show's last reveal to come out early Wednesday and help move that bus, with the promise of no more delays.

"This is it. We're going to stick with this. We're absolutely moving the bus tomorrow morning (Wednesday rain or shine," Verschoor said.

Designers will put the final touches on the home and get ready to welcome the Watsons.

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