Glenn Close Helps Traumatized Soldier on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

She’s played a ruthless litigator on Damages and an enraged ex-lover on Fatal Attraction, but this week Glenn Close shows a softer side.

The multiple-Oscar nominee appears on Friday night’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, which builds a new home for an Iraq war veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Michelle Obama Shows Off 'Limited' Handy Skills on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Like millions of their fellow Americans, the First Family often gathers around the television on Sunday nights to watch ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition team create livable homes for families in need. Such a fan of the show, First Lady Michelle Obama couldn’t resist jumping in and helping out on the Sept. 25 season premiere.

Michelle Obama to Appear on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

The First Lady will soon be making her network reality TV debut.

Michelle Obama will guest star on ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition as part of an outreach program to military veterans.

On Thursday, Obama will travel to Fayetteville, N.C., to help expand a community resource center for homeless female vets located just outside of Ft. Bragg, the White House says.

Derek Hough & DWTS Pros Get Their Groove on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

It was an unusual sight last August when several of the Dancing with the Stars professional dancers showed up in jeans, T-shirts and hardhats at the Neenah, Wis., home of Rhex Arboleda.

Just weeks before Dancing’s season 11 began, the gang decided to pitch in on the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition episode, scheduled to air Oct. 17 (8 p.m. ET), and there was, indeed, a dancing connection.

Jillian Harris Says Extreme Makeover Gig Will Come Naturally

As an interior designer, Jillian Harris used her expertise to help rebuild a home on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Now, the former star of The Bachelorette says she’s going to bring something else to table when she joins the show’s team in its new season – heart.

Jillian Harris Joins Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Jillian Harris will be back on TV in the fall!

The Vancouver native, who got engaged to Chicago software consultant Ed Swiderski on The Bachelorette finale last July, will join the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition design team for its new season, ABC tells PEOPLE exclusively.

“It is truly a dream,” she says of her new gig.

Jillian Harris Gets to Work on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

It’s Jillian Harris in a hard hat! The former Bachelorette recently traveled to Slaughterville, Okla., where she pitched in with Extreme Makeover: Home Edition to rebuild the home of Brian and Audra Skaggs, whose 2-year-old son, Jhett, has a weakened immune system after receiving a heart transplant. His health is at risk due to the deterioration of the family’s moldy, rotting and termite-infested home, which is why the Extreme team was brought in to help.

Bachelorette‘s Jillian to Pitch In on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

The Bachelorette star Jillian Harris is teaming with Ty Pennington and his crew at Extreme Makeover: Home Edition for an upcoming episode, ABC confirmed to PEOPLE Tuesday.

Harris, who has her own interior design company, said in a statement that she’s “been an adoring fan of the series for years and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with such an amazing team. I really feel like the world needs a lot of love right now and to be a part of this and see others give their time and love so generously, it is truly inspiring.”