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EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS
Air Date: Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#304-120) "Jami"
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TRAINER CHRIS POWELL IS A LITERAL LIFESAVER FOR JAMI AND, IN A FIRST FOR CHRIS, HE GIVES A PARTICIPANT FITNESS GOALS IN PLACE OF LOOKING AT THE NUMBERS ON A SCALE, ON ABC'S "EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS"

"Jami" - When trainer Chris Powell chooses 28-year old Jami from Philadelphia, PA to go on a year-long weight loss journey, he finds that Jami is an emotional wreck. Adopted from Chile at just two years old, she struggles with self-esteem and tips the scales at 292 pounds. She works at a prestigious ballet school, surrounded by slender, athletic teens -- a constant reminder that, although she preaches smart choices and good health, she herself is not practicing those skills. In a first for Chris, he decides Jami should stop counting pounds and measure her own fitness accomplishments so she can focus on regaining her physical and emotional strength. Eventually, he offers to take her back to Chile to reunite with her birth mother and complete a milestone swimming/running challenge there in the world's largest pool. Also, Jami has a shocking secret to share with Chris -- he may have saved her a from suicide attempt -- on "Extreme Weight Loss," TUESDAY, JULY 9 (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 in TBA 2015 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
5/30/11 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2014/2015 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
5 (??? 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