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EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS
Air Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#3??-120) "Ryan"
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RYAN, A FORMER HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYER WHO LOST HIS ARM IN A CAR ACCIDENT, SAYS IT'S MORE DIFFICULT TO WEIGH 410 POUNDS THAN IT IS TO HAVE JUST ONE ARM, ON ABC'S "EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS"

With Help from Transformation Specialist Chris Powell, One of Ryan's Attempted Milestones Will Be to Conquer His Fear of Riding a Bike

An Avid Green Bay Packers Fan, Ryan Gets Surprise Visits from Green Bay Packers Linebacker Clay Matthews and Famed Wide Receiver Donald Driver

"Ryan" - After losing his arm in a car accident, 23-year-old Ryan from Appleton, WI says it is more difficult to weigh 410 pounds than it is to have one arm. In the two years since his accident, Ryan has suffered a lack of self-esteem, dropped out of school and become unemployed. Deep down, he knows he might waste his second chance at life if he can't get to a healthy weight, but he spends most of his time at home and eating fast food. A former high school football player and a devoted Green Bay Packers football fan, Ryan learns that Chris Powell has chosen him to participate in a weight loss journey while visiting Lambeau Field's Packers Hall of Fame. In addition to setting his goal weight at 195 lbs., Ryan wants to overcome his fear of riding a bike. A low point during his one-year journey includes a disturbing discovery during a routine medical test; and special moments include surprise visits from Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews and famed wide receiver Donald Driver, on "Extreme Weight Loss," TUESDAY, JUNE 25 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

"Extreme Weight Loss" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG,L parental guideline.

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EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS (ABC)
Returns Tuesday, May 27
BROADCAST HISTORY:
5/30/11 - ???
STATUS:
returning this summer (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
tuesdays from 8:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
4 (13 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, March 2014) 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.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Chris Powell as Mentor
CREW INFORMATION:
· Brant Pinvidic as EP
· J.D. Roth as EP
· Matt Assmus as EP
· Todd A. Nelson as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Eyeworks USA