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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 26
BROADCAST HISTORY:
5/30/11 - ???
STATUS:
returning this summer (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
tuesdays from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
5 (??? episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, April 2015) 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, launches its 5th season. Season 5 will intersperse three special editions of EWL -- "Extreme Weight Loss: Love Can't Weight" - throughout its run. Hosts and trainers Chris and Heidi Powell will help three couples get in shape together, both physically and emotionally, for each of their upcoming weddings. Guest-starring as each couple's "Wedding Dream-Team" are David Tutera ("David Tutera's CELEBrations" on WE tv) as the wedding planner; Rocco DiSpirito ("Extreme Weight Loss" Healthy Food Coach and bestselling author of "Cook Your Butt Off!") will cater the weddings; and "Duff" Goldman (owner of Charm City Cakes and Food Network star) will design the wedding decadence. Participants for both formats will be announced at a later date. In addition to working one-on-one with Chris and Heidi, each EWL participant also will spend the first 90 days of his or her weight loss journey at the renowned University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center in Aurora, CO. Chris and Heidi, along with CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center Medical Director and CU Associate Professor of Medicine Holly Wyatt, MD, will guide participants on their journeys to safely lose up to half their body weight. "Extreme Weight Loss" is produced by 3 Ball Entertainment. JD Roth, Todd A. Nelson, Matt Assmus and Brant Pinvidic are the executive producers.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Chris Powell as Host
· Heidi Powell as Host
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:
· 3 Ball Entertainment