Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition (renamed Extreme Weight Loss in Season 3) is an American reality makeover television series in which individuals volunteer to receive training and lifestyle changes from trainer Chris Powell, focusing primarily on participants losing massive amounts of weight over one year and receiving plastic surgery to remove the excess skin from their transformations.
The series is a unique undertaking that's unlike anything you've ever seen TV. The show documents the amazing makeover of courageous, obese individuals who set out to safely lose half of their body weight over the course of a year.
The metamorphosis is truly amazing.
Trainer/transformation specialist Chris Powell (The 650-Pound Virgin) guides each of the participants through the process after moving into their homes. He's there to make sure the participants get the proper nourishment and exercise movement.
Chris provides a fresh perspective to individuals whose lives have become unmanageable because of their weight.
In each of the episodes, participants undergo a transformation not only of their bodies, but of who they are as individuals. Each stand-alone episode of Extreme Weight Loss chronicles one participant's journey.
You won't believe what a difference a year makes.
From the producers of The Biggest Loser and MasterChef, Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition is executive-produced by JD Roth, Todd A. Nelson and Matt Assmus. The series is produced by 3 Ball Productions/Eyeworks USA.
Episodes in Season 1 are an hour in length; in subsequent seasons they are two hours long. On e.tv in South Africa, two-hour episodes are shown over the course of two weeks, as the timeslot is only an hour long.