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EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS
Air Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#3??-120) "Cassandra"
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ADVENTURES AWAIT THE NEWLY SINGLE CASSANDRA AS SHE PUSHES HERSELF OUT OF HER COMFORT ZONE, ON ABC'S "EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS"

Celebrity Chef Rocco DiSpirito Takes Cassandra Grocery Shopping and Shows Her How to Make Quick and Healthy Meals

"Cassandra" -- Once a four-time All American athlete, Cassandra no longer plays any sports and now weighs 364 pounds. After a messy divorce, the heartbroken 45-year-old from Quartz Hill, CA turned to food to bury her sorrows. A high school guidance counselor and coach for the track and field team, she tells her students they can achieve anything they put their minds to. Yet when it comes to losing weight, she is unable to follow her own advice. To help Cassandra with her diet and nutrition, trainer Chris Powell brings in celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito to show her how to make quick and healthy meals. But during her journey, her unhealthy food habits start to creep back in. To help her, Chris breaks precedent and gives Cassandra weekly goals, as opposed to 90-day goals. He hopes to bring out the athlete she once was and, for one of her milestones, to reward her with a singles adventure, whitewater rafting trip to Costa Rica. However Cassandra is reluctant since she fears falling out of the boat and not being able to pull herself back in. As her confidence builds, Cassandra discovers she can push herself out of her comfort zone by trying new things, including speed dating, on "Extreme Weight Loss," TUESDAY, AUGUST 27 (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