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EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS
Air Date: Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#310-120) "Chantell"
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CHANTELL, A STYLISH 25-YEAR-OLD FROM CHICAGO, IL, WANTS TO DEFY THE ODDS AND NO LONGER REPRESENT THE FOUR OUT OF FIVE AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN WHO ARE OVERWEIGHT OR OBESE, ON ABC'S "EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS"

Chantell Gives Trainer Chris Powell a Surprise Thank You of Her Own

"Chantell" - Four out of five African American women are overweight or obese, but Chantell is determined to defy those odds. With her trademark flower in her hair, the 25-year-old, personable Chantell from Chicago, IL has always stood out as a stylish young lady. Now she no longer wants to use clothes to hide her 327 pounds. Her mother and other family members -- with a history of obesity, diabetes and heart disease -- don't believe Chantell has a real weight problem... until she gets on the scale. Chantell is committed to change and inspires her mother to start her own fitness regimen. She is ecstatic when trainer Chris Powell chooses her to go on a weight loss journey. If she makes her 90-day weight loss goal, Chris is prepared to reward her with a shopping spree in Paris, France, where she can fulfill another dream of running a marathon. As a thank you to Chris for all he's done, Chantell catches him off guard and gives him a surprise of her own. There are struggles along the way, including facing her apartment building's eviction notice right before her 90-day weigh-in and difficulty in balancing weight loss with her senior year in college. Chantell knows she must lose the weight or she could lose her life, and hopes her passion and commitment will lead her to success, on "Extreme Weight Loss," TUESDAY, JULY 30 (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