Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

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What's going to make us sob like little babies now?!

ABC has canceled Extreme Makeover: Home Edition after nine heartwarming seasons of tear-jerking tales of sorrow and hardship bookended by even more tear-jerking scenes of joy and excitement when a family gets the keys to their brand-new house.

"For nine seasons, I was blessed to have been given the opportunity to change lives across the globe with the help of loving communities, generous sponsors, and a cast that has become my second family," interior designer Michael Moloney said in a statement. "I was lucky to have this show as a perpetual reminder of my own blessings, but my work won't stop with the end of the series. It is with a somber heart I close this chapter, but with such excitement I begin the next one."

ABC says that Extreme Makeover: Home Edition—which back in 2005 was pulling in an average 16 million viewers a week but dipped to less than 9 million last season—will continue in the form of periodic TV specials.

The Emmy-winning series will sign off in true Extreme Makeover fashion on Jan. 13 with its 200th episode, shot in the tornado-ravaged town of Joplin, Mo.

Ty Pennington and crew headed over there in October to help not one, not two, but seven families who lost their homes.

That's seven-times the tears, people!

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