Emmy Award Winning ‘George to the Rescue’ Premieres New Season Beginning Sat. March 26
Winner of two consecutive National Daytime Emmy® Awards for “Outstanding Lifestyle Series” in 2020 and 2021, the popular home renovation series George to the Rescue returns for an all-new, inspiring spring season starting Saturday, March 26 on NBC 4 New York/WNBC, NBC stations across the country (check local listings) and is available to stream on Peacock. Produced by LXTV, the in-house production arm for the NBC Owned Television Stations group, the weekly show hosted by George Oliphant continues its legacy of bringing communities together through the power of home renovation and celebrating worthy individuals and organizations with the gift of life-changing construction renovations.
“Our spring season is filled with remarkable stories of resilience and hope that will truly touch your heart, including our biggest renovation to date for a very deserving young woman and her family,” said Marni Sabia, Vice President, Original Content and Development for LXTV. “These life-changing renovations showcased the inspiring work of George and dozens of community volunteers, who rolled up their sleeves and donated their time, expertise and resources to help others. We cannot wait to share their efforts with our viewers in the coming weeks.“
“We renovate with a specific purpose – changing lives for the better. More room to live, to learn and to grow, both as a family and as part of a community,” added George Oliphant. “We could never make all of this happen without the contributions of our volunteers. They did more than build rooms; they restored hope. For that, they deserve our heartfelt thanks.”
Highlights from George to the Rescue’s thirteenth spring season include (in order of appearance):
March 26: Brittany’s Baskets of Hope
George leads a massive basement makeover for Brittany Schiavone, a 32-year-old woman with Down syndrome. Brittany founded “Brittany’s Baskets of Hope”, which provides special care packages for babies born with Down Syndrome. George and his team created a new working space for Brittany’s non-profit operation, perfectly suited for her long-term needs.
April 2: Rebecca’s Reveal
George leads on the largest projects in show history for Rebecca Koltun, paralyzed in a 2021 skiing accident. George and his team completed major interior and exterior accessibility renovations which are improving Rebecca’s quality-of-life.
April 9: Camp A.N.C.H.O.R.
First airing in September, 2021, Camp A.N.C.H.O.R is one of George to the Rescue’s most memorable episodes. George and his team lead a renovation of Camp A.N.C.H.O.R., a recreation center for individuals with disabilities. The renovation included the construction of a new miniature golf course on the site of a former handball court.
April 16: Functional for the Family
George leads a home renovation for a young boy with Down Syndrome, along with his two siblings. The finished project features new play and therapy spaces that can be used by the entire family.
April 23: Gilda’s Club
George leads a large renovation benefitting young children and teenagers affected by cancer. Vibrant lounge spaces will now support the users of Gilda’s Club, named in honor of the legendary Saturday Night Live comedian Gilda Radner.
April 30: Only in America
George leads a challenging basement renovation for the Almanzar family, resulting in a fortified foundation and the elimination of chronic water issues. Victor Almanzar immigrated from the Dominican Republic as a teen and later served as a sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. Rebecca Almanzar is a dedicated social worker and together, the couple have four children.
May 7: Boys and Girls
George leads a renovation at the Madison Square Boys & Girls Club. A new teen lounge will benefit patrons of the Club, providing greater functionality for community programs.
George to the Rescue launched in 2010, with nearly 140 episodes airing to date. The series features George Oliphant and his team of volunteer 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 each family home to their newly renovated spaces.