NEW YORK, NY - (July 28, 2020) – The popular and award-winning home improvement series George to the Rescue received a major honor Sunday evening, taking home a National Daytime Emmy® Award in the category of “Outstanding Lifestyle Series”. Produced by LX.TV, a division of NBC Owned Television Station group, the series continues a decade-long 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 is a deep and incredibly meaningful honor for LX.TV, George Oliphant and the entire ‘George to the Rescue’ family. George’s heart, empathy and incredible passion have brought countless volunteers and communities across the country together, united in a shared passion to help families in need and make a difference for those who need it the most. The results are powerful, inspirational and truly life-changing,” said Marni Sabia, Vice President Lifestyle Production, LX.TV.
The Daytime Emmy® Awards have recognized outstanding achievement in daytime television programming since 1974. The awards are presented to individuals and programs broadcast between 2:00 AM and 6:00 PM, as well as certain categories of digital and syndicated programming of similar content. This year’s awards honor content from more than 2,700 submissions that originally premiered in calendar-year 2019, judged by a pool of 1,000 peer professionals from across the television industry. For the full list of winners, click here.
“’George to the Rescue’ is more than one person – it’s a closely-knit team committed to making our communities better places to live, work and raise a family. After over 100 renovations completed across our country, I am always moved by the compassion these communities manifest when they come together to support those individuals and families who really need a helping hand. Our village of contractors, designers & vendors utilize love in finding a way to make these life changing transformations possible and that’s what makes this show so special. It is for all of them why this honor means so much to me,” said Oliphant.
The Daytime Emmys® recognized the following individuals in conjunction with the Award:
The winning submission (Season 10's finale) showcased a life-changing bedroom, bathroom, and garage transformation for blind Paralympic swimming champion Anastasia Pagonis. This story featured special surprises from Endless Pools and blind YouTube star Molly Burke. Since the episode's airing, Anastasia has won two gold medals for Team USA in Australia. She has also become an Instagram inspiration (https://www.instagram.com/anastasia_k_p/) for many.
George to the Rescue's 11th fall season will air this September.
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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