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MTV Announces College Weight-Loss Show

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UPDATE [3/9/11]: Do you want to apply? MTV’s “I Used to Be Fat” Casting for Season 2

MTV announced a new weight-loss reality show, I Used to Be Fat. The show will follow teens during the summer after high school as they lose weight and transform themselves before entering college. The show comes from the producers of The Biggest Loser, and is part of the network’s effort to reconnect with a “millennial” audience.

Each hour-long episode will feature one teen as he or she works out with trainer, meets with nutritionists and consults with doctors. “That reboot of your life can happen over one summer,” says JD Roth, the executive producer of I Used to Be Fat. “The kids who really dedicated themselves and really wanted this made changes that are staggering. We had multiple kids lose 100 pounds.”

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NBC’s New Televison Show School Pride Restores America

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UPDATE 10/14/10: Our Interview with Cheryl Hines and Denise Cramsey, the show’s executive producers.

When you think of school pride, most students envision marching bands in sharp uniforms, homecoming court posters, school mascot sports decals on their parents’ cars and lots of school spirit pom poms. But for some schools across America, their Friday night lights are non-existent; turned off because the school can’t afford their electric bill, let alone the tens of thousands of dollars it costs to boast a prominent sports team.

In fact, many schools across the country can’t afford library books, pencils, or lockers to even put into a locker room.

Recognizing this problem, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Executive Producer Denise Cramsey and Curb Your Enthusiasm Executive Producer Cheryl Hines have enlisted NBC and Horizon Alternative Television to create School Pride, a new television series about restoring public schools with the help of community volunteers. Read the rest of this entry »





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