Morbidly obese people’s weight loss followed for new ABC series from Biggest Loser producers

Another weight-loss show is coming from the people involved with The Biggest Loser: 3Ball Productions, which produces the show, is creating a weight-loss series for ABC featuring morbidly obese people.

Joe Adalian reports that the show “will be a sort of ‘Extreme Makeover: People Edition,’ with each episode focused on the weight loss journey of a single morbidly obese person. It’s expected the participants will have as much as 200 lbs. to lose,” and “producers will follow the individuals for as long as year, resulting in what’s expected to be dramatic transformations and end-of-episode reveals.”

The news comes a few days after NBC announced its new Jillian Michaels reality series, which will also have self-contained episodes and follow weight loss at home, rather than in an artificial environment.

Exclusive: ABC Developing Mega-Weight Loss Reality Show [The Wrap]

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.

Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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