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Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition premieres Monday, May 30 on Citytv


Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition premieres Monday, May 30 on Citytv

Eight Men and Women Undergo The Greatest Transformation of Their Lives In This Inspiring Series From The Producers of The Biggest Loser

(Toronto – May 18, 2011) Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition follows eight people, who against all odds, set out to safely lose half of their body weight in just one year. See their moving journeys unfold when Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition premieres Monday, May 30 at 10pm ET/PT (9CT, 8MT) on Citytv.

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In this unique, non-competitive show, Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition will present each participant's journey in a stand-alone episode. Trainer and transformation specialist Chris Powell (The 650-Pound Virgin) guides each of the eight “super obese”* participants through their transformation by working closely with each individual and even moving into their home. By ensuring that they have the proper nourishment and exercise, Chris provides a fresh perspective to individuals whose lives have become unmanageable because of their weight resulting in dramatic physical and emotional transformations. In the premiere episode viewers will watch as Rachel, a first grade teacher and former homecoming queen, attempts to achieve her goal of losing 184 lbs.

From the producers of The Biggest Loser and MasterChef, Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition is executive-produced by JD Roth, Todd A. Nelson and Matt Assmus. The series is produced by 3 Ball Productions/Eyeworks USA.

*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.

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