via press release:
FOUR NEW TLC DOCUMENTARIES SHARE EXTRAORDINARY LIVES
TLC shares the stories of everyday people living extraordinary lives in two nights of all-new documentaries. From eye-opening medical conditions to captivating tales of families overcoming all odds, these four one hour specials reveal the strength of the human condition.
MY 40 YEAR OLD CHILD – premieres at 9/8c
Nicky Freeman is 40 with the body of a ten year old. Gabby Williams is 6 but no different than a newborn. Both age 1 year for every 4 and doctors have no idea why. Can a specialist in Florida finally unravel the truth behind their mysterious condition?
EXTREME BIRTHS – premieres at 10/9c
Every newborn baby is a miracle. But for some, the journey to birth is the most dangerous they’ll ever endure. This documentary explores four extraordinary stories of pregnancies that faced seemingly insuperable obstacles.
600 POUND MOM – premieres at 9/8c
Dominique is imprisoned within her house by morbid obesity leaving her 6 daughters worried for her life. Their only hope is weight loss surgery, but to qualify, Dominique will have to shed 112lbs. Can she lose the weight to help save her life?
THE MAN WHO LOST HIS FACE (working title) – premieres at 10/9c
A massive facial tumor threatens to kill Jose Mestre. An explosive growth of blood vessels covers his entire face, blinding him in one eye and blocking his ability to eat and breathe. In search of a miracle, Jose and his sister Edith travel from Portugal to Chicago, where plastic surgeon Dr. McKay McKinnon attempts to perform life-saving surgery. Can he remove the giant tumor and rebuild Jose’s face?
MY 40 YEAR OLD CHILD and 600 POUND MOM are produced for TLC by Darlow Smithson Prods. EXTREME BIRTHS is produced for TLC by Pioneer TV. THE MAN WHO LOST HIS FACE is produced for TLC by Morningstar Entertainment.