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March 14, 2011 at 03:55 PM EDT

Scoop

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG-13
runtime
96 minutes
Limited Release Date
07/28/06
performer
Woody Allen, Scarlett Johansson, Hugh Jackman
director
Woody Allen
distributor
Focus Features
author
Woody Allen
genre
Comedy, Romance

You may not have heard this before: Extreme Makeover is getting a spinoff. And you definitely have not heard this: The new series has a premiere date.

Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition documents the radical physical changes of “super obese” people (roughly 200 pounds or more overweight) who set out to lose half their body weight over the course of a full year. Each of the eight one-hour episodes will show a person going through a truly extreme transformation that has never been attempted for a reality TV series: Compressing a year’s worth of diet and exercise into a single hour.

Trainer Chris Powell (TLC’s The 650-Pound Virgin) will coach each of the eight participants through their transformation process, with 3 Ball Productions/Eyeworks USA producing.

The show will debut on ABC on Monday, May 30 at 10 p.m., running after The Bachelorette (and for those who missed it, EW broke the news this morning that both The Bachelor and The Bachelorette have been renewed).

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