EXTREME MAKEOVER: WEIGHT LOSS EDITION (ABC) See People Changing Their Lives In One Hour May 30, 2011 Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition, News Tonight, May 30, ABC is launching a new edition of Extreme Makeover, with EXTREME MAKEOVER: WEIGHT LOSS EDITION. As you probably guess this series is all about weight loss, but the interesting thing is that it has a different format than what we have come to expect from competition shows like The Biggest Loser and the likes. In each episode of Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition, we follow one person on their weight loss journey throughout one year, as they set out to lose weight. This season will follow 8 obese people (for 8 episodes of course) as trainer Chris Powell helps them change their lives. I think the biggest appeal of this show for me, especially after watching the first episode, is being able to see the whole transformation in one hour. It is really inspiring and totally satisfying as a viewer. So if you are a fan of weight loss shows, this one’s for you. Chris Powell also gave us some insight into the show when he sat down for a press interview: The deal is this, the first week in this journey, the person will spend it in boot camp. In the second week, when they get back home, their house (most likely living room) has been remodeled into a gym to help them on their journey. In addition, each participant is followed by a therapist that oversees the whole process, as well as an individual therapist located close to them. Finally, Chris Powell had this to say about what he was looking for in a participant for the show: “What I’m looking for is a true desire and someone who has completely accepted responsibility for all of their actions.” So there you have it. Don’t forget to tune in tonight at 10pm on ABC and watch the premiere of Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition.