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Too Fat for 15

Style Greenlights New Reality Series 'Too Fat for 15'

by Rich Keller, posted May 26th 2010 11:40AM
Style picks up a new weight-loss docuseries called 'Too Fat for 15'In an effort to further diversity its original programming content, the Comcast-owned Style Network has ordered a new docu-series that focuses attention on the childhood obesity epidemic in the U.S.

According to Live Feed, 'Too Fat for 15: Fighting Back' will profile five extremely overweight children -- four teens and one preteen -- who attend Wellspring Academy, a weight-loss boarding school in North Carolina. Inspired by a documentary on Wellspring that aired on the network last year, the series will follow the kids, as well as their parents, as they go through the ups and downs of losing weight and living healthier lifestyles.

The addition of 'Too Fat for 15' is another entry in the growing trend of weight-issue series. The reality series 'Ruby,' which also airs on Style, focuses on the weight-loss challenges of Ruby Gettinger. The new series 'What's Eating You?,' which airs on Style's sister station E!, will focus on extreme eating disorders.

'Too Fat for 15: Fighting Back' will premiere on Style in August.

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