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EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS
Air Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#3??-120) "Cassandra"
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ADVENTURES AWAIT THE NEWLY SINGLE CASSANDRA AS SHE PUSHES HERSELF OUT OF HER COMFORT ZONE, ON ABC'S "EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS"

Celebrity Chef Rocco DiSpirito Takes Cassandra Grocery Shopping and Shows Her How to Make Quick and Healthy Meals

"Cassandra" -- Once a four-time All American athlete, Cassandra no longer plays any sports and now weighs 364 pounds. After a messy divorce, the heartbroken 45-year-old from Quartz Hill, CA turned to food to bury her sorrows. A high school guidance counselor and coach for the track and field team, she tells her students they can achieve anything they put their minds to. Yet when it comes to losing weight, she is unable to follow her own advice. To help Cassandra with her diet and nutrition, trainer Chris Powell brings in celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito to show her how to make quick and healthy meals. But during her journey, her unhealthy food habits start to creep back in. To help her, Chris breaks precedent and gives Cassandra weekly goals, as opposed to 90-day goals. He hopes to bring out the athlete she once was and, for one of her milestones, to reward her with a singles adventure, whitewater rafting trip to Costa Rica. However Cassandra is reluctant since she fears falling out of the boat and not being able to pull herself back in. As her confidence builds, Cassandra discovers she can push herself out of her comfort zone by trying new things, including speed dating, on "Extreme Weight Loss," TUESDAY, AUGUST 27 (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