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TLC takes “Big Sexy”

Atlas Media Corporation is bringing the three-part series Big Sexy to TLC on August 30, while the network has also signed on for more What Not To Wear.
July 26, 2011

Atlas Media Corporation is bringing the three-part series Big Sexy to TLC on August 30, while the network has also signed on for more What Not To Wear.

Big Sexy premieres on August 30 at 10 p.m. EST and focuses on plus-sized New Yorkers who are looking to change perceptions of beauty in their fashion careers.

Five women, Leslie, Tiffany, Audrey, Nikki and Heather, will give viewers a look at their lives as confident plus-sized women in careers ranging from designing clothing to booking modeling gigs.

According to the show’s billing, each episode will feature the women “as they attend major industry events, parties and opportunities, all while giving a candid peek into the balancing of their personal, dating and family relationships as plus-size women. They are big, they are beautiful, and they are not sitting at home waiting for life to happen.”

In related network news, TLC is bringing back What Not To Wear for its ninth season. Beginning on August 16 at 9 p.m. EST,  the 26-episode season kicks off with a makeover for Dancing with the Stars pro Cheryl Burke and actress Jenny McCarthy’s personal assistant Becky. Burke also stays on board for the full week of Becky’s makeover, led by co-hosts Stacy London and Clinton Kelly.

The season will also include new elements, such as a two-week follow up with each contributor to see how she’s kept up with the makeover, as well as a new look to the studio and signature 360 mirror.

What Not to Wear is produced by BBC Productions for TLC.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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