I've heard from folks who were quite happy that ABC was replaying ''Grey's Anatomy'' on Fridays, not least because it meant they could watch ''CSI'' on Thursday and not have to hassle with recording ''Grey's.'' Unfortunately for those viewers, the reruns have proven to be the stopgap they looked like. ''Extreme Makeover'' returns on Oct. 20. Here's the official announcement:
The original series and phenomenon that catapulted the moniker "Extreme Makeover" to pop culture vernacular is back in four all-new specials. Each special will feature the shared makeover journeys of deserving candidates who suffered hardship in their lives due to medical conditions and the stigma associated with their looks. This week, Phillip, a 38-year-old deaf man from Huntington Beach, CA and Kerra, a 34-year-old scarred wife to a special forces hero from Fort Bragg, NC, will undergo a life-changing experience together as their lives and looks will be transformed by a team of plastic surgeons and top hair and makeup artists, stylists and personal trainers, then revealed to their families and friends, on "Extreme Makeover," FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.