Originally published on PhoenixNewTimes.com.
If you’ve ever seen the show, then you know how impressive the transformations are in ABC’s Extreme Weight Loss. Each two-hour episode tells the story on one person’s journey, with the help of trainer Chris Powell, to lose half his or her body weight in a year.
And though the show’s fourth season hasn’t even aired yet, casting already has begun for season five. The show’s 13-city casting tour arrives in the Valley this weekend in search for candidates to undergo a full physical — and often mental — makeover. Here are the details.
The open casting call will be held at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill in Peoria this Saturday, February 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In order to participate in the show you must be 18 years or older as of March 1, 2014, and you must be a legal U.S. resident.
You can pre-register for the open casting call online, though it’s not required. It’s recommend that those interested in being on the show also submit a video application in addition to going to the casting call.
You’ll need to bring a non-returnable recent photo of yourself and a pen, and you’re encouraged to bring family and friends along, too. It’s also suggested to bring water and snacks as you’ll be waiting in line for a while.
For more information about the casting process, visit the Extreme Weight Loss Makeover casting website.
Originally published on http://www.abc15.com
MESA, AZ – If you are looking to lose those extra pounds, a casting event for “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition” will be held in Mesa this weekend.
The show documents the makeover of courageous, “super obese” people who, in 365 days, set out to safely lose half their body weight.
The term “super obese” is used to define those who exceed their estimated ideal weight by approximately 225-percent and who are roughly 200 pounds or more overweight, according to an ABC press release.
Trainer and transformation specialist Chris Powell guides each of the eight participants through their transformation process by moving into their homes and assuring they have the proper nourishment and exercise movement.
“Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition” will chronicle each participant’s journey as they go about reclaiming his or her life.
Originally published on http://www.wisn.com
MILWAUKEE, WISN 12 announces a casting call for ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Dave and Busters, 2201 N. Mayfair Road., in Wauwatosa. The show’s producers have selected Milwaukee as part of a nine-city, nationwide search to find participants for season three of the reality show. Anyone interested in applying must attend the open call on Feb. 18 or send in a home tape.
Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition documents the amazing makeovers of eight “super obese” individuals who set out to safely lose half of their bodyweight over the course of one year. The term ?super obese? is used to define those who exceed their estimated ideal weight by approximately 225 percent and who are roughly 200 pounds or more overweight.
Originally published on Mix969.com.
If you are interested in being on “Extreme Makeover: Weightloss Edition” they are coming to Mesa for a casting call. Stop by Superstition Springs Center on Saturday from 10a-4p for your chance to be on the show. Some requirements include being at least 200 lbs. overweight and exceed your desired bodyweight by 225%.
Also, we will be doing another hike with Chris Powell on March 10 at A Mountain. Details on the way.
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ABC just unveiled its summer schedule, which features the return of Canadian import Rookie Blue as the only scripted show, joined by the second seasons of reality series Secret Millionaire and Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition and new installment of summer staples Wipeout and Bachelorette. The latter premieres May 14 and will be succeeded on Mondays by the third season of The Bachelor Pad. ABC’s new offerings this summer include the previously announced singing competition Duets, the improv comedy series Trust Us With Your Life, in the vein of ABC’s Whose Line Is It Anyway and featuring two of the stars of that series, Wayne Brady and Colin Mochrie, and the mystery docu-series Final Witness.
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ABC unveiled its summer plans Thursday, announcing return dates for Rookie Blue, Bachelor Pad and Wipeout, as well as the premiere of Duets. Rookie Blue‘s third season will bow Thursday, May 24 at 10/9c following the two-hour premiere of Duets, a new singing competition series in which Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Nettles, Lionel Richie and Robin Thicke “set out on individual journeys across America looking for undiscovered talent worthy of being their protégés.” Two other new reality series, improv comedy Trust Us With Your Life and the true crime saga Final Witness, will make their debuts in July.
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ABC announced their summer premiere schedule today for their new series and returning fan favorites. We have the full list for you below which includes The The Bachelorette Duets, Rookie Blue, Secret Millionaire, Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition, Wipeout (our personal favorite!), Trust Us With Your Life, Final Witness, and Bachelor Pad!
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It all begins with the premiere of “Duets” and the return of “Rookie Blue” on Thursday, May 24.
ABC ANNOUNCES ITS 2012 SUMMER SCHEDULE
“Duets,” “Rookie Blue,” “Secret Millionaire,” “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition,” “Wipeout,” “Trust Us With Your Life,” “Final Witness” and “Bachelor Pad” Join Previously Announced “The Bachelorette”
ABC announces the following summer premieres for new series and returning favorites (all times ET):
Originally published on TVguide.com
Talk about a weighty vote of confidence: The second season of ABC’s summer series Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition doesn’t launch until June 3, but ABC has already given the show a third-season pickup (15 two-hour episodes) to air in summer 2013.
The early order comes out of production necessity. Each episode chronicles one person’s journey over an entire year, which means the show needed to start shooting Season 3 this spring to meet next year’s airdate. “In my mind, this is a huge franchise that has been on the air for a while, but in reality, only eight episodes have aired so far,” says executive producer JD Roth.
Roth is proud of Season 2 and says the strength of the stories convinced ABC to pick up Season 3. Motivational trainer Chris Powell is back as host, and Walmart has joined as a sponsor. In expanding the show to two hours, Roth says, “we can let the story breathe. There’s much more storytelling now.”
A handful of people featured in Season 2 have signed on to appear as weight-loss “ambassadors” next year, including Tony, a man who ballooned to 400 pounds while working in a fast-food restaurant and who disappeared for a time during taping because he became homeless. “He was worried that we’d kick him off the show if we knew,” Roth says.
Another participant who’s back as an adviser on Season 3 is Jacqui, who came to the show at 360 pounds. Roth, a veteran of The Biggest Loser, says, “She’s the greatest transformation I’ve ever seen for any show I’ve done.” That’s totally Extreme.
Originally published on dailymail.co.uk
A 45-year-old mother-of-one has told of how she lost 138lbs over the span of one year.
Sally, a tour guide from Washington, DC, weighed 335lbs before her incredible weight loss journey. She had been about 200lbs overweight and now weighs 197lbs.
Appearing on Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition, Sally told of how she ‘didn’t grow up fat’ but put on excess weight in her 30s. The weight gain was sparked after she fell down a flight of stairs breaking one of her legs.
She said during an episode of the weight loss series that aired last week: ‘I’m mad at myself for giving up hope. I didn’t grow up fat. I would never have guessed that I would be in this situation. I started off as a very fit and thin kid.’
After signing onto the series, she committed to a strict fitness regime overseen by the show’s trainer Chris Powell, and completely overhauled her diet.