Melissa McCarthy Will Surprise Her Aunt and Uncle With a Renovation on ‘Celebrity IOU’

Actress, producer, fashion designer and flea market enthusiast Melissa McCarthy will give back to her heroes with a stunning home renovation on Celebrity IOU on Monday, April 20, at 9|8c.

April 14, 2020

Multi Academy Award® nominee and Emmy® Award winning actress, producer, fashion designer and flea market enthusiast Melissa McCarthy will give back to her heroes — her aunt Connie and uncle Jim — with a stunning home renovation in Celebrity IOU. During the episode on Monday, April 20, at 9|8c, Melissa and her cousin Jenna, with help from Drew and Jonathan Scott, will roll up their sleeves to surprise the couple who were Chicago police officers for 30 years. The home’s overhaul will result in a stylish, comfortable and functional main living area perfect for Jim, who was critically injured on the job and has difficulty walking.

“Connie and Jim are career-long police officers,” said Melissa. “They’ve spent their whole lives taking care of other people, and they’re real superheroes to me. My Uncle Jim was hurt on the job, and there’s just some things that make it difficult for him to get around. They need this renovation, and I couldn’t think of anyone else that deserves it more.”

“Connie and Jim look to the positive,” said Melissa. “They look and see what they do have and how lucky they are. It’s really easy to give back to two people who have done nothing but give.”

Viewers can watch the full Celebrity IOU episodes on HGTV GO the same day and time as the TV premieres: Mondays at 9|8c. Fans also can visit HGTV.com for before and after photo galleries, and can follow @HGTV and #CelebIOU on social media.

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