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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CHANTELL, A STYLISH 25-YEAR-OLD FROM CHICAGO, IL, WANTS TO DEFY THE ODDS AND NO LONGER REPRESENT THE FOUR OUT OF FIVE AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN WHO ARE OVERWEIGHT OR OBESE, ON ABC'S "EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS"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)
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