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Extreme Makeover Reviewing Petition for Wielinski Family

I've already received two emails from friends asking to sign a petition being sent to the producers of ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" to consider building a home for the Wielinski family after their house on Long Street in Clarence was destroyed in the crash of Continental Flight 3407.

It certainly could be an emotional episode. Karen Wielinski and daughter Jill miraculously survived the crash that took the life of Doug Wielinski -- Karen's husband and Jill's father.

So far, the family hasn't done any TV interviews but had a spokesperson report Thursday that they were not interested in rebuilding on the site of their former home.

When I emailed ABC to inquire about the possible interest of the show building a home for the Wielinskis, executive producer Anthony Dominici released the following statement: "We, like the rest of America, are deeply saddened by the tragic plane crash in Buffalo, N.Y. and our hearts go out to all the families who have been affected. We have received the petition and are reviewing it, but we do not comment on casting. We truly appreciate the effort involved and are always thrilled to see a community coming together to help each other." 

-- Alan Pergament

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Alan Pergament

Alan Pergament

Alan Pergament has continued to blog about television topics since retiring in 2010 as The News' television writer after 28 years on the beat. From local on-air personalities to ratings to the latest on network and cable programming, he keeps you informed.

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