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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)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
5/30/11 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (summer 2014)
TIME SLOT:
tuesdays from 8:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
4 (13 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2014-15 season (the show's fifth) on 6/18/14
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, June 2014) The ABC Television Network has ordered 13 new two-hour episodes of the hit series "Extreme Weight Loss," a unique, non-competitive show about weight loss that documents the unprecedented 365-day journeys of courageous, "super-obese" people. Season 4 is currently airing on Tuesdays (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET/PT) with its highest ratings in more than two seasons. The series is produced by Eyeworks USA. In Season 5, there will also be three special editions, "Extreme Weight Loss: Love Can't Weight," in which Chris & Heidi Powell will help three couples get in shape -- both physically and emotionally - for each of their weddings.
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