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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.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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