ABC wants more Extreme Weight Loss and has renewed the series for a fifth season. The renewal comes as season four is currently airing, earning higher ratings than seasons two and three and up over 9% in adult viewers compared to last season.
Season five’s 13 two-hour episodes will air next year along with three special “Extreme Weight Loss: Love Can’t Weight” editions. In the “Love Can’t Weight” editions, Chris and Heidi Powell will lend their expertise to help three couples get ready both physically and emotionally for their weddings.
Details on Season 4:
Hit series Extreme Weight Loss, is a unique, non-competitive show about weight-loss transformations that documents the unprecedented 365-day journey of courageous, “super-obese” participants. In each of the 13 stand-alone, two-hour episodes, the participants — whose lives have become unmanageable because of their weight — will undergo a transformation not only of their bodies, but of who they are as individuals. With the proper nourishment, exercise and guidance assured by Extreme Weight Loss, they are afforded a fresh perspective.
In addition to having participants continue to work alongside transformation specialists and trainers Chris Powell and his wife, Heidi, the show is taking a unique approach in the upcoming fourth season: each participant will spend the first 90 days of the weight loss journey at the renowned University of Colorado’s Anschutz Health and Wellness Center (AHWC) in Aurora, CO. Chris & Heidi, with AHWC’s medical director Dr. Holly Wyatt, MD and associate professor of medicine at the University of Colorado, will guide these individuals to safely lose up to half their body weight, ultimately revealing an amazing metamorphosis. The Anschutz Health and Wellness Center offers some of the country’s most advanced research and science-based expertise, focusing on a comprehensive weight loss and weight-loss management approach, including fitness, nutrition and wellness services.
-By Rebecca Murray
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