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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.
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Do you have at least 50% of your body weight to lose?
Are you ready to change your life?
Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition is now casting men and women across America that are ready to lose weight and live the life they’ve been dreaming of!
Their expert trainer, Chris Powell, will could show up at your house and work with you over the course of one year to help transform your mind and body. Make this the most important year of your life – the year you get the weight off and your life back! All you have to do is apply now!
A casting call will be held on February 18, 2012 in Philadelphia, PA!
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By: Dave McGinn
January 06, 2012
Publishing is a dicey business, but around this time of year, there are two guarantees: A large number of Canadians will resolve to lose weight, and a hefty stack of new diet books will hit shelves to help them do it.
The sheer volume of books can overwhelm anyone who wants to lose weight. Which tome will get you toned?
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By: Andrea Sachs
January 05, 2012
Chris Powell is the fitness trainer on ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition and promises that his Carb-Cycle Solution program is a “no-nonsense practical approach [that] simplifies nutrition to make it fast, easy and fun.” Dieters are advised to alternate between high-carb days and low-carb days to maximize weight-loss and avoid plateaus. And exercise, he says, will quicken the pace. With the same high-energy spirit that drive the extreme makeovers, Powell predicts stunning success to the diligent, but cautions would-be followers to avoid the “lottery syndrome”: the belief that losing weight, like winning the jackpot, will instantly solve all of their problems. (Published by Hyperion)
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