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Reality show helps local homeowners spruce up

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Anthony Sabato Jr. is in town helping locals repair their houses for his upcoming Fix It and Finish It show. (WVUE) Anthony Sabato Jr. is in town helping locals repair their houses for his upcoming Fix It and Finish It show. (WVUE)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

Wielding a weed whacker like a landscaping pro, actor Antonio Sabato, Jr. tackled a small jungle outside a Mid-City home.

"I'm putting my hours," he says. "I am part of this. I get down and dirty throughout the entire day. I'm not one of those hosts who just comes in and does, I actually do it. I'm proud of doing it, I can't stop. The producers have to pull me away to tell me to slow down."

Sabato and crew arrived at this house on Banks Street Thursday morning, filming a new show that debuts this fall.

In "Fix It and Finish It" Sabato surprises people who need a little help making their house a home.

"I applied for the show because there's a great opportunity here to fix up this house which would greatly benefit the neighborhood because it's going through so many changes right now," says homeowner Tyler Coats. "I just needed a little helping hand to push me in the right direction to get it done."

The crew is wrapping a month of work in New Orleans, helping nearly a dozen homeowners in the process.

They spent hours in the hot sun Wednesday fixing up a West Bank back yard.

"We've met some amazing people," says Sabato. "We had people cry, I cried. We've been through a lot and I do a project every single day, 5 days a week so I'm going to a different house, different garage, you name it everyday."

The show debuts in September on FOX 8.

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