Extreme Weight Loss

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ABC Renews Extreme Weight Loss for Season 5, Adds Three Specials

Chris Powell

Extreme Weight Loss is coming back next year bigger than ever, ABC announced Wednesday.

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ABC Sets Summer Premiere Dates

Andi Dorfman

ABC has announced its summer lineup, including the premiere of The BacheloretteBachelor in ParadiseMistresses, and new shows Rising Star and The Quest.

With a heavy reality TV lineup, ABC plans to launch The Quest, an adventure series from the Lord of the Rings producers, on Thursday, June 19. Singing competition show Rising Star will bow on Sunday, June 22. As previously announced, The Bachelorette returns on May 19 with the series' latest spin-off, Bachelor in Paradise, debuting Monday, August 4.

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Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition Trainer Chris Powell, Wife Welcome Baby Girl

Chris Powell, Heidi Powell

Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition star Chris Powell and his wife Heidi welcomed a baby girl on Saturday, People reports.

Ruby Lane Powell weighed... read more

Ratings: America's Got Talent Premiere Tops The Voice

Barbie & Mina

NBC topped Tuesday, led by not The Voice, but America's Got Talent.

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The Season 8 premiere, featuring ...
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ABC Announces Summer Premiere Dates

Rookie Blue

Summer is almost here!

On Thursday, ABC announced its summer schedule, which will kick off Thursday, May 9 with the premiere of Wipeout (8/7c). Other returning shows will come later in the month, with Rookie Blue kicking off on Thursday, May 23 (10/9c) and The Bachelorette debuting in a special time period on Monday, May 20 (9/8c).

ABC announces season finale dates

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Ratings: Tony Awards Hits Low

Neil Patrick Harris

The Tony Awards hit an all-time low Sunday despite little competition elsewhere.

The 66th annual show, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris for the third time, drew 6 million viewers and a 1.0 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic. That rating ...
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Exclusive: ABC Orders Third Season of Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition

Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition

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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Exclusive: ABC Orders Summer Reality Show The Glass House

The Glass House

ABC is already getting into the singing competition game with this summer's Duets, and now it's taking on CBS' long-running Big Brother as well. The network has partnered with a former Big Brother producer to build The Glass House, which will air this summer.

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ABC Announces Summer Premiere Dates

Rookie Blue

Let the countdown begin! Summer's guiltiest pleasure, Bachelor Pad, premieres Monday, July 23 at 8/7c, ABC announced Thursday. Also announced is the premiere date for Season 3 of cop drama Rookie Blue, which returns on Thursday, May 24 at 10/7c. read more

Why Those Two-Hour Reality Shows Are Here to Stay

Dancing With The Stars

Overwhelmed by all those two-hour reality shows? You're not alone, and even the networks admit that it's a lot to watch. But they still benefit from those supersized series — so expect to see even more shows go the expansion route.

Two-hour episodes used to be rare, and reserved for special milestones. But what was once a stunt is now the norm, as two-hour series like Dancing with the Stars, The Sing-Off, The Biggest Loser and The X-Factor all take up loads of on-air real estate — sometimes eating up as much as four hours of programming a week (if lengthy results shows and recap specials are included).

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Premiered: May 30, 2011, on ABC
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: Obese people attempt to shed body weight over the span of one year with the help of a personal trainer.

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