HGTV’s ‘Rehab Addict Rescue’: Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about home makeover show featuring Nicole Curtis
If you've always been a home renovation show fan, then you definitely recognize the name, Nicole Curtis. Curtis, whose hit home makeover show 'Rehab Rescue' ran for eight seasons between 2010 and 2018 was a reality TV favorite. Each season back then saw Curtis take on beautiful historic homes and flip them, restoring them to their former glory.
While the show ended in 2018, it looks like 2021 is off to a good start for old and new fans of the show, seeing that 'Rehab Addict' is getting a reboot! The new edition, which goes by the name 'Rehab Addict Rescue', sees Curtis reprise her role, but with a twist. We won't be seeing Curtis herself get down and dirty, rather she helps people who've taken on projects that have left them absolutely overwhelmed.
'Rehab Addict Rescue' premieres on Thursday, January 28, at 9 pm ET/PT, on HGTV.
'Rehab Addict Rescue' follows a similar pattern as the original show, seeing that its historic homes in particular that get a makeover. However, Curtis won't quite be in the limelight — the reboot features her helping other homeowners who are trying to renovate properties and are thoroughly overwhelmed by the process. These homeworkers are in dire need of professional help, seeing that their DIY home renovations have gone seriously wrong.
That's where Curtis steps in as the professional consultant, who helps them work within their allotted budgets. Curtis will be the one walking them through the process of taking care of essentials such as plumbing and structural repairs, to more aesthetic elements like retaining original elements of the home and reviving them.
A licensed realtor, Curtis has been flipping old houses and breathing new life into them long before she landed 'Rehab Addict' in 2010. Apart from this, she also dabbled in real estate and design. The show was originally shot in Minneapolis, after which they began shooting in Detroit.
Curtis, who is a mother of two boys, was close to her building crew, so when the team realized that one of the builder's young daughter, Tessa Prothero, was diagnosed with cancer, it affected them all greatly. Curtis worked relentlessly to secure funds for her treatment, but unfortunately, Tessa passed away in June 2017.
The show went off-air shortly after — as Curtis puts it on her website, "the truth is that our little Rehab family went through some heartbreak (Tessa Prothero) and we decided to take a break."
The crew, however, is now back together and ready to take on new homes and help homeowners, all under Curtis' guidance. We can't wait to see the beautiful homes she's about to transform!
Where to watch
You can catch all eight episodes of 'Rehab Addict Rescue' on HGTV and Discovery+. The series premieres on Thursday, January 28, at 9 pm.
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