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EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS
Air Date: Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#303-120) "Jason and Rachel"
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TRAINER CHRIS POWELL CHOOSES HIS FIRST MARRIED COUPLE, BUT SOON REALIZES THAT THE HUSBAND ONLY COMMITTED TO THE PROGRAM TO PLEASE HIS WIFE, ON ABC'S "EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS"

"Jason and Rachel" - Transformational specialist and trainer Chris Powell chooses Jason, 35, and Rachel, 34, to be the first married couple he'll work with. Except for being severely overweight, these high school sweethearts from South Lyon, MI with five-year-old twins have a picture perfect life. But during their first workout together as a couple, Chris comes to realize that Jason only committed to the program to please Rachel, and Chris hopes the transformation process won't tear them apart. Jason's doubts about success are overshadowing Rachel's excitement and motivation. At their first weigh-in, they're both surprised when Jason comes in at 362 pounds and Rachel's starting weight is 290 pounds. If they can reach their six-month weight loss challenge, Chris promises the couple a trip to New York and the Empire State Building, where Jason proposed to Rachel 13 years ago. During their one-year weight loss journey, Jason and Rachel hope to become a stronger couple and an even stronger family, gaining support and a renewed commitment toward their marriage along the way, on "Extreme Weight Loss," TUESDAY, JULY 2 (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