‘Second Act,’ New Series On RLTV, Gives Post 50s A Chance To Pursue Their Lifelong Dreams

“Reinvention” is more than just a buzzword — it’s a growing trend as millions of older Americans launch “encore careers” (careers for the “greater good,” according to Encore.org) and start their own businesses. “Second Act,” a new television program debuting Thursday evening on RLTV, captures a number of post 50s ready to reinvent themselves and follow their dreams, with the help of a familiar face. Paul DiMeo, who many may remember as the carpenter and designer on “Extreme Makeovers: Home Edition,” works with a team of experts to help Baltimore-area dreamers achieve their passions — whether that’s starting a nonprofit or opening up a restaurant. “It’s been a lot of […]

RLTV snags Paul DiMeo for “Second Act”

U.S. cable net RLTV has brought on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition carpenter and designer Paul DiMeo to be part of a transformative series for baby boomers. Second Act, premiering on April 18 at 8 p.m. EST, will see DiMeo assemble a team of experts who will help assorted boomers take on new challenges, such as starting businesses or embarking on new career paths. DiMeo, who starred in nine seasons of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, is also set to be part of National Geographic Channel’s first DIY series, Building Wild, announced earlier this week. “I am so delighted to be working with RLTV on this series,” said DiMeo in a statement. […]

Nat Geo and Wild Build Original Slate, Order More Cesar Millan

The sister networks detail a total six new series as part of the upfront lineup and an aggressive roster of specials, including previously announced “Killing Kennedy” and a new documentary on US Airways Flight 1549. After a year of double-digit growth for both National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo Wild, the two networks revealed a lengthy roster of new and returning original series on Monday. “We’re coming off a year that was really good for us,” CEO David Lyle told The Hollywood Reporter ahead of the upfront release. “Whatever skepticism was there from the advertising community about [new types of programming] has been put to rest. Nat Geo was up […]

Paul DiMeo Helps Boomers Transform Their Lives In RLTV’s New Series Second Act Premiering April 18 at 8pm ET

— Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Carpenter and Designer Brings In Team of Experts To Help Adults 50+ Realize Their Personal Passions — BALTIMORE, March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Adults 50+ all across America are seizing the opportunity to realize their personal passions, transform their lives or build new careers based on their life experiences. Some of them can use a guiding hand. Second Act, premiering Thursday, April 18 at 8 PM ET, is RLTV’s new series that takes adults 50+ at a critical transition point in their lives, and arms them with the tools they need to succeed. Host Paul DiMeo , the popular carpenter and designer best known from […]

What I did this summer…

Hello everyone, So wanted to give you a little insight on what I have been up to since the end of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. This is my, “ WHAT I DID FOR MY SUMMER” blog. 2012, my wife Kelly and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary. We were married on June 12, 1992. I found this Grateful Dead tee shirt that was from their NYC, June 12, 1992 concert. Can you believe it!! The Dead played the same night in the same state we got married in. If you didn’t know, well, Kelly and me are big Dead fans. So, I got the tee shirt and framed it for […]

Homes Being Built at Kauffman Stadium for Tornado Survivors

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Baseball fans outside Kauffman Stadium for this week’s MLB All-Star Game in Kansas City may have noticed two homes building built. Major League Baseball, ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”, and Habitat For Humanity, are working together on two homes, outside the stadium. Volunteers are building these homes for tornado survivors. Paul Dimeo, one of the stars of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” says one home will go to Joplin, and the other to Tuscaloosa, Alabama. “There are a couple things I think are super important, one is family, two is housing, making sure everyone has a roof over their head,” Dimeo says. “Certainly this is very familiar […]

YouTube Fueling Product Placement Video Programs

Google’s $100 million investment in original video programming in niche markets on YouTube will unearth some interesting models this year. Brands will move toward product placement in online content that serve up in video programming on desktop, tablets and smartphones, replacing TV commercials, according to Suzie Reider, head of industry development at YouTube. “Companies like American Express can’t keep running television commercials,” Reider said, pointing to Nike’s 30% annual decline in TV ad investments. “The consumers they’re trying to reach are online, streaming content off Hulu and Nextflix, and downloading the last season episodes from Amazon.com.” Investments in commercials continue to dwindle, fueling a new industry for marketing content based […]

Live With What You Love, Slice, March 2012

If you’ve been a fan of ABC’s hit series, “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” you’re familiar with the urge to reach into the screen and hug its co-star, Paul DiMeo, whose human compassion, emotion and sense of humor have endeared him to millions of fans for the past nine seasons as the show’s rugged carpenter with a tender heart of gold. Despite being one fo America’s most recognizable TV celebrities, DiMeo personifies the genuine, “regular guy” that resonates so clearly with his fans. During the hour we spent on the phone together, DiMeo spoke candidly about his family and his childhood as he did about his plans for the future, as […]

Friends and Family of EM:HE

Hey all wish I could be in TX with you. Mr. Studebaker, how wonderful it is that you are there? If in the next couple of paragraphs if I say something that I said before please forgive me. Over the last couple of weeks, I have been asked more than once to share what this journey has been like and what it means that it’s coming to a end. So those that were in Knoxville, sorry. Over the last 9 years, we have traveled the country building homes for families that have for the most part, really needed them. And without me even knowing it, my own home was being […]

‘As the Last Nail Gets Hammered In, Paul DiMeo Reflects on 9 Years of ‘EM:HE’

”Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” designer Paul DiMeo is philosphical about the ending of the two-time Emmy-winning reality show this week. “I certainly think that moving to Friday night gave us an indication of what was coming,” he says of their cancellation after nine years. “Trying to have some type of TV savvy and realizing that all good things come to an end, I think we were pretty prepared.” The show winds with a two-hour special finale episode tonight, with the team in tornado-devastated Joplin, Missouri, working with 21 builders to raise seven houses in seven days. “If it has to end, so be it, but I’m just grateful this is […]