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[12/04/19 - 06:24 AM]
TLC Kicks Off the New Year with "1000-lb Sisters;" All-New Docuseries Capturing the Weight Loss Journey of Hilarious YouTubers the Slaton Sisters Premieres January 1
TLC follows younger sister Amy, age 31, who wants to start a family with her new husband but is having trouble getting pregnant due to her weight and health issues.







1000-LB SISTERS (TLC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
1/1/20 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (6 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its first season on 2/5/20; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION:
(from TLC's press release, December 2019) Amy and Tammy Slaton, spunky sisters from Kentucky, have candidly shared their lives, weight struggles and larger-than-life personalities with their YouTube fans. Now, tipping the scales at over 1000 pounds combined, TLC will follow The Slaton Sisters through their biggest endeavor yet: losing enough weight to qualify for and undergo life-changing bariatric surgery and pursue their dreams. The six-part series, called 1000-LB SISTERS, premieres January 1 at 10 PM ET/PT. In 1000-LB SISTERS, TLC follows younger sister Amy, age 31, who wants to start a family with her new husband but is having trouble getting pregnant due to her weight and health issues. At 32, Tammy needs help with everyday tasks and had to move in with the newlyweds after her last hospital stay. She dreams of moving out of Amy's house so that she can live independently and find a love interest. But at 406 and 605 lbs. respectively, Amy and Tammy will have to lose weight before they can get approved for the surgery they hope will change their lives. The docuseries will follow them every step of the way, from appointments with their doctor and navigating the relatable challenges of eating healthier and moving more, to finding out if they qualify for surgery and having the procedure if they do. Whether it's sampling exercise equipment like thigh masters and shake weights or cutting back on unusual culinary treats they enjoy creating like "dressed bananas" (bananas dipped in Miracle Whip dressing and rolled in chopped peanuts), the sisters learn and laugh as they try to embrace a healthy lifestyle. Tammy's limited mobility forces her to rely on Amy more than she'd like to, adding to the tension that already exists just from living under the same roof. She hasn't left home in six years except for medical attention, and the isolation has taken a toll on both of them. Longing to connect with people, the sisters created a YouTube channel where they post funny videos and document their lives. But behind all their jokes and wacky humor, the sisters know they have to get serious about weight loss - or the consequences could be life-threatening. Viewers will get a front-row seat to their emotional rollercoaster ride, from the highs and lows to challenges that alternately test the strength of their bond and bring them closer together. All of it will be captured through the lens of their big, lovable personalities and unique brand of "funny" in this captivating series full of heart and humor.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Amy Slaton
· Tammy Slaton
CREW INFORMATION:
· no information is available
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Crazy Legs Productions