Extreme Weight Loss
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Extreme Weight Loss
First Aired: May 30th, 2011
Status: Ended
Genre: Reality
Air Time: Monday, 10:00 PM
Network: ABC (US)
Summary: In a unique, non-competitive show about weight loss - unlike anything seen before on television - "Extreme Makeover - Weight Loss Edition" will document the amazing makeover of eight courageous, "super obese" people. Shot over an unprecedented 365 days, the participants set out to safely lose half of their body weight, ultimately revealing an amazing metamorphosis. The term "super obese" defines those who exceed their estimated ideal weight by approximately 225 percent and who are roughly 200 pounds or more overweight. Trainer and transformation specialist Chris Powell ("The 640-Pound Virgin") will guide each of eight participants through their transformation process by moving into their homes with their families or loved ones. By assuring that they have the proper nourishment and exercise movement, Chris will provide a fresh perspective to individuals whose lives have become unmanageable because of their weight. In each of the eight one-hour episodes, the participants undergo a transformation not only of their bodies, but of who they are as individuals. Each stand-alone episode of the series will chronicle one participant's journey to reclaim his or her life.
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# of Episodes: 55
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Season 5
Episode 1: Robert & Raymond
Air Date: May 26th, 2015, 10:00 PM
Summary: Season 5 opens with twin brothers, former high-school basketball players who each weigh almost 400 pounds. They're also L.A. Lakers fans, and get to meet Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash; and play two-on-two against Byron Scott and James Worthy at their six-month milestone.
Episode 2: Josh & Kelli
Air Date: June 2nd, 2015, 10:00 PM
Summary: A 399-pound gay firefighter wants to change his life; and a 331-pound former college hoops player hopes to lose weight and find the man of her dreams.
Episode 3: Love Can't Weight - Tiffany and Cain
Air Date: June 23rd, 2015, 10:00 PM
Summary: A New Orleans couple that has gained a combined 150 pounds during their four-year courtship is helped. He hopes to gain the confidence to ask for her hand in marriage; and she hopes to find the confidence to say yes. They spend three months together at weight-loss boot camp, but then are (unexpectedly) separated for three months while they reach their individual goal weights, unable to see one another until their wedding day.
Episode 4: Love Can’t Weight - Shane and Marissa
Air Date: June 30th, 2015, 10:00 PM
Summary: A couple postpones their wedding so that they can lose weight. Their goal - to be able to wrap their arms around each other for their first dance.
Episode 5: Love Can’t Weight - Bryce and Amber
Air Date: July 7th, 2015, 10:00 PM
Summary: A couple who connected through online dating and a shared love of food work to get in shape for their nuptials
Episode 6: Jenn
Air Date: July 14th, 2015, 10:00 PM
Summary: A woman with a terminally ill husband learns healthy habits so she can live longer for her children; chef Rocco DiSpirito offers quick and healthy breakfast options.
Episode 7: Tiffany (aka 'Pearls')
Air Date: July 21st, 2015, 10:00 PM
Summary: Tiffany, an autism activist and single mother of an autistic teenager, battles her past history of eating disorders and negative food choices so she can live a longer life and continue to parent her son.
Episode 8: Rachel
Air Date: July 28th, 2015, 10:00 PM
Summary: Born with a winning spirit, Rachel began dancing at three years old. As Rachel grew older, her spirit was hampered by mixed feelings towards love, sex and religion, so she turned to food for emotional support and became obese. Rachel is now looking to "get her groove back".
Episode 9: John and Panda
Air Date: August 11st, 2015, 10:00 PM
Episode 10: Mitzi
Air Date: August 18th, 2015, 10:00 PM
Episode 11: Jackie
Air Date: August 25th, 2015, 10:00 PM
Summary: Jackie (Denver, CO) was a fit athlete in high school, but she put on more than 100 pounds (reaching a total of 266 pounds) after her newborn baby suffered Shaken Baby Syndrome at the hands of the nanny. The incident resulted in brain damage that the child still lives with 16 years later. Jackie is hoping to lose the excess weight that continues to hold her back and gather the strength to forgive the nanny who changed their lives forever.
Episode 12: Kim
Air Date: September 1st, 2015, 10:00 PM
Episode 13: Hannah
Air Date: September 8th, 2015, 10:00 PM
Summary: Hannah (Austin, TX) is a successful career woman who seemingly has it all together. But after being told by doctors that she's gotten too heavy (310 pounds) to have children, she reached out to Chris Powell to help her get healthier and lose the weight in order to complete her family.