The popular and Emmy-winning home improvement series George to the Rescue returns for an eleventh fall season on Saturday, September 19 on NBC stations (check local listings). Produced by LX.TV, the in-house production team for NBC Owned Television Stations, the series will continue its legacy of highlighting how the power of home renovation can bring communities together and make life-changing impacts on families who may be facing life’s biggest trials.
“This was the most challenging – and the most meaningful George to the Rescue season to date. Our projects were completed during the COVID pandemic and required a different approach, including social distancing, the use of PPE and other steps to ensure the health and safety of each project team. Through it all, George never missed a beat – leading impactful and often life-changing projects that improved the lives of so many families and communities. We cannot wait to share these heart-warming stories with our viewers this fall,“ said Marni Sabia, Vice President, Lifestyle Production for LX.TV.
The season’s first episode continues this tradition with George spearheading a paint and design makeover at the AHRC’s Mitchell and Susan Bloomberg Apartments in Jamaica, Queens. This diverse residence serves vulnerable adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, several of whom were lost to COVID-19 during the early months of the pandemic. With staff and residents unable to venture out into the community, George and his team went to them; safely transforming the building’s lobby space with bright colors, unique patterns, and meaningful images.
“I was really moved by this project. It has been a difficult year for the Bloomberg staff members and that’s why we wanted to do something that would raise the spirits of residents and staff alike. I am particularly proud of our results here and look forward to highlighting their resilience and selflessness in the season premier,” added Oliphant.
Additional highlights from George to the Rescue’s eleventh fall season include (in order of appearance):
- Brave Boy: In Merrick, NY, George completes a bedroom and bathroom makeover for a widow and her family, including a young son coping with the neurological condition AFM. Episode airs September 26.
- Self-Esteem: In Jamaica, NY, George completes an office design and makeover for the members of the Hance Family Foundation, who teaches females of all ages how to think positively and with assurance about their bodies, their skills, and their relationships with others. Episode airs October 10.
- Northwell: In Manhasset, NY and amid the COVID-19 pandemic, George takes on a full renovation of Northwell Health’s North Shore University Hospital first floor “Lavender Lounge” for the relaxation, therapy, team building, and other stress-free activities benefitting Northwell’s heroic frontline workers. Episode airs October 24.
George to the Rescue launched in 2010, with more than 120 episodes airing to date. The series features George Oliphant and his team of contractors and designers taking on perplexing home improvement projects for families facing their own personal challenges within their homes and their daily lives that they can’t address on their own. In each episode, Oliphant and his team create life-changing, dramatic home transformations that develop before audiences’ eyes. At the end of each episode, Oliphant and his team join with neighbors and the community to welcome the families home to their newly renovated spaces.