Originally published on BroadwayWorld.com.
The hit series “Extreme Weight Loss,” a unique, non-competitive show about weight-loss that documents the unprecedented 365-day transformation of courageous, “super-obese” participants, will premiere on TUESDAY, MAY 27 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET/PT) on the?ABC?Television Network. Chris and Heidi Powell return as transformation specialists and trainers. The series is produced by Eyeworks USA.
In the Season 4 premiere, “Ty and Charita” (Oklahoma City, OK; Colorado Springs, CO) reveal two very different – but equally compelling – stories of struggle. However, for the first time in the series’ history, only one will succeed at shedding hundreds of pounds, while the other is the first ever to quit Chris’ program!
Charita is a 32-year-old hairstylist who stands 5’6″ and weighs 310 lbs. Raised in a strict, religious family, she turned to food to cope with a bad decision she made at 19. She works two jobs, struggling to support her husband and three sons.
19-year-old Ty is a 6’4″, 480-pound baseball phenom who’s struggled with his weight since he was 10. Then already over 300 pounds, Ty was nearly twice as big as everyone else on his baseball team. Baseball agents and coaches have informed him that the only thing standing between him and a professional contract is his weight.
Coached by Chris and Heidi, Ty and Charita’s transformations will be filled with both turbulent moments and amazing, once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Ty will get a chance to work out with Major League Baseball All-Star?Josh Hamilton?(Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim), who is one of his heroes. Charita will start a new career as a Zumba instructor, and get the chance to spend time with her favorite R&B group T.G.T. (Tyrese, Ginuwine & Tank). She also gets to meet with celebrity chef Rocco Dispirito to help show her “How To Lose A Pound A Day.”
Everything changes when Chris and Heidi uncover surprising information about one of the two participants. Ultimately, one of them will quit, unable to handle the pressure. Who will make it to the final weigh-in, and who will go home? Tune in for an unforgettable episode of “Extreme Weight Loss” to find out!
New in Season 4, in addition to working with Chris and Heidi, each participant will spend the first 90 days of his or her weight loss journey at the renowned University of Colorado’s Anschutz Health and Wellness Center (AHWC) in Aurora, CO.
Chris and Heidi, along with AHWC’s medical director Holly Wyatt, MD, associate professor of medicine at the University of Colorado, will guide participants on their journeys 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.
“Extreme Weight Loss” is produced by Eyeworks USA.? JD Roth, Todd A. Nelson, Matt Assmus and Brant Pinvidic are the executive producers.
For more information on “Extreme Weight Loss,” visit?ABC.com