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EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS
Air Date: Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#306-120) "Trina"
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TRINA, AN OBESE NURSE, WORRIES SHE'LL BECOME A PATIENT IF SHE DOESN'T LOSE WEIGHT, BUT DURING HER JOURNEY SHE GAINS WEIGHT� FIND OUT HOW CHRIS POWELL GETS HER TO PUSH THROUGH THE EXCUSES, ON ABC'S "EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS"

Celebrity Fitness Guru Richard Simmons to Help Motivate Trina and Her Co-Workers

"Trina" - At 5'4" and 290 pounds, 46-year-old registered nurse and mother of three Trina is afraid she'll soon become one of the morbidly obese patients she cares for in her hospital. She often calls herself a hypocrite for insisting her patients get their weight to manageable levels, while she continues to neglect her own growing obesity. Trina hits the ground running in the first month, really embracing her new lifestyle. She even gets the group of nurses from her hospital together for a special workout, hoping to show them all the amazing things Chris taught her at boot camp. Chris is so proud of her, he sends a fellow fitness guru, Richard Simmons, to inspire and motivate the nurses. Unfortunately for Trina, the amazing rush of losing weight and working out with one of her fitness idols is quickly lost when she and her mother resume their co-dependent relationship, which sends her back into her bad habits. Trina's husband, Eric, contacts Chris and tells him that he needs to get out to Michigan right away to help save his wife from herself. For the first time, a participant actually gains weight� Find out how Chris handles it, on "Extreme Weight Loss," TUESDAY, JULY 23 (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 27
BROADCAST HISTORY:
5/30/11 - ???
STATUS:
returning this summer (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
tuesdays from 8:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
4 (13 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, March 2014) Hit series "Extreme Weight Loss" is a unique, non-competitive show about weight-loss transformations that documents the unprecedented 365-day journey of courageous, "super-obese" participants. In each of the 13 stand-alone, two-hour episodes, the participants -- whose lives have become unmanageable because of their weight -- will undergo a transformation not only of their bodies, but of who they are as individuals. With the proper nourishment, exercise and guidance assured by "Extreme Weight Loss," they are afforded a fresh perspective. In addition to having participants continue to work alongside transformation specialists and trainers Chris Powell and his wife, Heidi, the show is taking a unique approach in the upcoming fourth season: each participant will spend the first 90 days of the weight loss journey at the renowned University of Colorado's Anschutz Health and Wellness Center (AHWC) in Aurora, CO. Chris & Heidi, with AHWC's medical director Dr. Holly Wyatt, MD and associate professor of medicine at the University of Colorado, 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 weight loss and weight-loss management approach, including fitness, nutrition and wellness services.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Chris Powell as Mentor
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:
· Eyeworks USA