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EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS
Air Date: Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#304-120) "Jami"
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TRAINER CHRIS POWELL IS A LITERAL LIFESAVER FOR JAMI AND, IN A FIRST FOR CHRIS, HE GIVES A PARTICIPANT FITNESS GOALS IN PLACE OF LOOKING AT THE NUMBERS ON A SCALE, ON ABC'S "EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS"

"Jami" - When trainer Chris Powell chooses 28-year old Jami from Philadelphia, PA to go on a year-long weight loss journey, he finds that Jami is an emotional wreck. Adopted from Chile at just two years old, she struggles with self-esteem and tips the scales at 292 pounds. She works at a prestigious ballet school, surrounded by slender, athletic teens -- a constant reminder that, although she preaches smart choices and good health, she herself is not practicing those skills. In a first for Chris, he decides Jami should stop counting pounds and measure her own fitness accomplishments so she can focus on regaining her physical and emotional strength. Eventually, he offers to take her back to Chile to reunite with her birth mother and complete a milestone swimming/running challenge there in the world's largest pool. Also, Jami has a shocking secret to share with Chris -- he may have saved her a from suicide attempt -- on "Extreme Weight Loss," TUESDAY, JULY 9 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

"Extreme Weight Loss" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG,L parental guideline.

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EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS (ABC)
Returns Tuesday, May 26
BROADCAST HISTORY:
5/30/11 - ???
STATUS:
returning this summer (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
tuesdays from 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
5 (??? episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, April 2015) 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, launches its 5th season. Season 5 will intersperse three special editions of EWL -- "Extreme Weight Loss: Love Can't Weight" - throughout its run. Hosts and trainers Chris and Heidi Powell will help three couples get in shape together, both physically and emotionally, for each of their upcoming weddings. Guest-starring as each couple's "Wedding Dream-Team" are David Tutera ("David Tutera's CELEBrations" on WE tv) as the wedding planner; Rocco DiSpirito ("Extreme Weight Loss" Healthy Food Coach and bestselling author of "Cook Your Butt Off!") will cater the weddings; and "Duff" Goldman (owner of Charm City Cakes and Food Network star) will design the wedding decadence. Participants for both formats will be announced at a later date. In addition to working one-on-one with Chris and Heidi, each EWL participant also will spend the first 90 days of his or her weight loss journey at the renowned University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center in Aurora, CO. Chris and Heidi, along with CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center Medical Director and CU Associate Professor of Medicine Holly Wyatt, MD, will guide participants on their journeys to safely lose up to half their body weight. "Extreme Weight Loss" is produced by 3 Ball Entertainment. JD Roth, Todd A. Nelson, Matt Assmus and Brant Pinvidic are the executive producers.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Chris Powell as Host
· Heidi Powell as Host
CREW INFORMATION:
· Brant Pinvidic as EP
· J.D. Roth as EP
· Matt Assmus as EP
· Todd A. Nelson as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· 3 Ball Entertainment