'Extreme Weight Loss' Renewed by ABC for Fourth Season

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July 1st, 2013

Extreme Weight Loss June 25

via press release:





The ABC Television Network has ordered 13 new two-hour episodes of the hit series “Extreme Weight Loss,” a unique, non-competitive show about weight loss that documents the unprecedented 365-day journeys of courageous, “super obese” people. Filming for the fourth season of “Extreme Weight Loss” is currently underway.


In addition to having participants continue to work alongside transformation specialist and trainer Chris Powell, the show is taking a unique approach to the upcoming season: each participant will spend the first 90 days of his or her weight loss journey at the renowned University of Colorado’s Anschutz Health and Wellness Center in Aurora, CO.


Chris, with Anschutz Health and Wellness Center’s medical director, Dr. Holly Wyatt, M.D., will guide these individuals to safely lose up to half their body weight, ultimately revealing an amazing metamorphosis.


The Anschutz Health and Wellness Center offers some of the country’s most advanced research and science-based expertise, focusing on a comprehensive wellness approach that includes weight loss and management, fitness and nutrition services.


Season 3 of the reality show is airing currently on Tuesday nights (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. “Extreme Weight Loss” is produced by Eyeworks USA.

  • Samunto

    “hit” series? Have i been reading the wrong ratings or how is this considered a hit series?

  • John A

    It must be really cheap to make. Any show when renewed is called a ‘hit’.

  • SJ

    Wow. A new low for ABC.

  • Oliver

    Thought they’d cancel it given the ratings. Must be cheap.

  • CBSviewer

    Good news. I hope Baby on your Baby will be Renewed too :)

  • CBSviewer

    Oups, Bet On Your Baby !

  • rob60990

    So pretty much anything that can at least pull a 1.2 will probably be renewed this summer by ABC. Sad but not surprising.

  • Oliver

    Since it’s already started filming, I imagine ABC has already paid for a large chunk of the production cost, which is probably another reason why it’s renewed.

    Besides, it will outperform repeats and ABC’s highly promoted expensive summer shows have all flopped.

  • Matt

    Yay! In this case I think it is less about the ratings and more about the message they are trying to send. America has a problem with obesity and I think this show does a great job sending the healthy message of weight loss.

  • Abyalew Bayu


    They don’t care about the message they care about money! $$$

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