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TLC unveils spinoff “1000-lb Best Friends” from Crazy Legs Productions

TLC has unveiled its latest transformation series, 1000-lb Best Friends, which will debut on the Discovery-owned cable net and Discovery+ on February 7. The docusoap, produced by Crazy Legs Productions for ...
January 7, 2022

TLC has unveiled its latest transformation series, 1000-lb Best Friends, which will debut on the Discovery-owned cable net and Discovery+ on February 7.

The docusoap, produced by Crazy Legs Productions for TLC, follows on the success of TLC’s 1000-lb Sisters, and follows best friends Vannessa and Meghan and their friends Tina and Ashely as they battle obesity together.

Viewers were first introduced to Vannessa and Meghan in the 2021 series Too Large. They bonded in middle school after both being bullied for their weight and have been friends ever since. They pursued weight loss surgery in that series, but only Meghan qualified for the operation.

The new series finds Meghan struggling to continue losing weight since her surgery, and new additions Tina and Ashely join Vannessa in providing support and encouragement while also pursuing their own weight loss journeys. They team up for exercise, doctors’ appointments and therapy sessions with the goal of slimming down to attend their high school reunion together.

1000-lb Best Friends is executive produced by Keely Walker-Muse, Tom Cappello and Alana Goldstein. Co-executive producers are Vasoula Plakas and David Schewel.

“The ratings success of 1000-lb Sisters has made one thing clear — our audience loves personal journeys of transformation featuring authentic, bold and very boisterous personalities, which is why we’re excited to introduce this brand-new series, 1000-lb Best Friends,” said Howard Lee, president of TLC streaming and network originals in a release. “This show is about weight loss and leading a healthier lifestyle just as much as it is about a tight-knit group of girlfriends that love to have a good time. By the end of the first episode, viewers will be asking themselves if their friend group has a Vannessa, a Meghan, a Tina or an Ashely.”

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