(26 x 1/2-hour series)
The crowded makeover landscape needs a breakthrough program that incorporates and elicits strong, positive, emotional responses to the action inherent in renovations. Makeover Wish does just that. We’ve solicited letters from people across the country to nominate those they feel truly deserve a lavish, all-expense-paid makeover. Our focus is on the often forgotten small towns giving the series a trademark rural quality. Selection is based on the passion reflected in the nominator’s words, and equally, the nominee’s personal life-story and deservedness.
Each episode begins with the touching, heartfelt words of a nominator, describing why her friend deserves a Makeover Wish. The nominator joins our production crew, host and celebrity designer as they surprise the recipient at the front door. Tears flow as the overwhelmed recipient hears why they have been selected and is then whisked away to a nearby hotel for the weekend so that makeover magic may begin.
Over the course of the weekend, the nominator works with our team to renovate a room in the home. It’s a big budget, superbly executed showpiece. It could be a fabulous new bedroom, the world’s coolest family room (complete with state-of-the-art home theatre) or a spectacular living room. The makeover room always offers the greatest benefit for the recipient.
Sunday afternoon the recipient returns for the big reveal. Emotions erupt as they explore a room that has been delivered to them with honor, love and respect – not to mention a great deal of hard work.
Makeover Wish is all about the upside of human character and the positive ways in which design, beauty and comfort enhance the human experience. It’s about people reaching out through makeover television to better the lives of others.
Original Broadcaster: HGTV Canada