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ELEVENTH FALL SEASON OF NBC’s HOME IMPROVEMENT SERIES GEORGE TO THE RESCUE KICKS OFF SEPTEMBER 19

New York, NY (September 10, 2020)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.
  • Dogs with Special Needs: In Haskell, NJ, George completes a backyard makeover for the owners of several dogs with special needs. Episode airs October 3.
  • 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.
  • At Home with George: In Montclair, NJ, George and Zoe take viewers into their own home as they tackle their first-ever home kitchen renovation. Episode airs October 17.
  • 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.
  • Lifeguard: In Ocean Grove, NJ, George completes a home renovation for a local lifeguard paralyzed on duty., including the installation of an elevator and upgrades to a bedroom, bathroom, and laundry room. Episode airs October 31.

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.

George to the Rescue episodes are available on YouTube via the George To The Rescue channel, on Facebook at facebook.com/georgetotherescue, Twitter at @George2Rescue and @GeorgeOliphant. For more information, visit GeorgetotheRescue.com. Photos from several of the above episodes can be downloaded here.

About LX.TV Productions
LX.TV is the Emmy award winning lifestyle production arm of the NBC owned television station group, a part of the NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations division of NBCUniversal. LX.TV produces original shows and specials, including “1st Look,” which travels around the country to spotlight the best places to eat, play and indulge; “Open House” and “Open House NYC,” which offer a window into some of the most lavish homes from around the nation and the New York area as well as design and decorating advice and inspiration; “George to the Rescue,” a home improvement show where host George Oliphant teams up with design and construction experts to help a family or community in desperate need; and “Talk Stoop with Nessa,” featuring interviews with celebrities, actors, musicians, athletes, and special guests. In addition to airing on the NBC Owned Television Stations, NBC affiliate stations and internationally, LX.TV content can be seen on digital out-of-home platforms, including taxis, gas stations, buses and nail salons, on the national multicast network NBC LX, and on NBC Universal’s new streaming platform, Peacock.

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