‘Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition’ premieres tonight on ABC
(Best Syndication News) - A new reality TV show on ABC called ‘Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition’ will be premiering tonight at 10/9c. This is new competition for NBC’s popular ‘The Biggest Loser’ TV show which just wrapped up its latest season. Even though the shows both focus on dramatic weight loss transformations, they are both very different on how they present their shows.
The ‘Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition’ will be different from ‘The Biggest Loser.’ Instead of having competing weight loss and eliminations, this show tracks the weight loss of eight participants over a year’s time. The coach is Chris Powell who has a degree in Exercise Science. Instead of having the participants move into a ranch, Powell moves into the participants’ homes.
Powell garnered national attention when TLC aired ‘The 650-pound Virgin: The Weight is Over’ documentary about how he helped David Smith lose 410 pounds. Powell was able to help Smith overcome his weight problems and lose the weight in only 26 months.
The participants on ‘Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition’ are all severely obese with the lightest weighing in at 369 pounds and the heaviest weighing 651 pounds. The youngest participant is only 21 years old and weighs in at 369 pounds. Each show stands alone by itself and will chronicle one of the participant’s yearlong process to lose weight. You will see the transformation at the end of the show. Therefore, each week you will see a new participant.
BY: N Wilson
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