Tates’ New Digs

We all like a feel-good story, and that new Davis Islands’ house for Tom and Cynthia Tate and family — courtesy of “Extreme Makeover: Home Addition” — was just that. Last week’s ABC telecast showcased their new house – and new beginning.

Some postmortems:

*Obviously, host Ty Pennington, he of the over-the-top personality and megaphoney histrionics, comes with the deal.

*The obeisant ABC affiliate, WFTS, didn’t disappoint. Channel 28 milked it for an extra hour before the national broadcast. Nobody does soft news and fawning, network teases like WFTS.

*The Tates and their kids seemed like genuinely nice people. Good for them.

*Wouldn’t you like to see the punch-list after a whirlwind, one-week construction of a 3,500-square-foot, two-story, four-bedroom house with a pool and guest suite?

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