Talk about a weighty vote of confidence: The second season of ABC's summer series Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition doesn't launch until June 3, but ABC has already given the show a third-season pickup (15 two-hour episodes) to air in summer 2013.
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ABC is back in the weight-loss reality show game, only this time taking competition out of the equation. In the network's new series Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition, trainer Chris Powell works with a different morbidly obese participant in each episode, which spans a year of their transformation. Monday's debut follows 21-year-old Rachel, who not only struggles with her weight, but with gaining her family's support in her new lifestyle. She spoke with TVGuide.com about her emotional journey and updates us on how she's doing today.