'Extreme Weight Loss' renewed for Season 5 on ABC

extreme-weight-loss-renewed-season-5.jpgABC has renewed its feel-good reality series "Extreme Weight Loss" for Season 5, bringing 13 new two-hour episodes to air along with three special wedding prep editions of the show, which follows super-obese people on a yearlong weight loss journey.

Trainers and "transformation specialists" Chris and Heidi Powell will continue to help patients on the original edition, and will assist couples in getting in shape for their weddings in three special editions of "Extreme Weight Loss: Love Can't Weight."

The show is currently airing on Tuesday nights, and its ratings so far this summer have improved on Season 3's numbers.

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