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Extreme Weight Loss Show Searching for Contestants

Fitness Trainer Chris Powell

ABC wants to take weight loss reality TV to the extreme. The casting directors for ABC’s Extreme Weight Loss Show are looking for people who need to lose a lot of weight – 200 pounds or more.

There are a few differences from the show it will inevitably be compared to, The Biggest Loser. First, they will be dealing with people one-on-one, and exclusively with those who have 200 pounds or more to lose.

Second, the show comes to the contestants’ homes and follows their journey for a full year. The show’s trainer, Chris Powell, will be going to people’s homes to work on changing their unhealthy habits and transforming their bodies with one-on-one training. There are no competitions or challenges, other than the challenge of changing their habits.

Trainer Chris Powell gained worldwide attention for his work in the amazing transformation of David Smith, who went from 630 pounds to 250 pounds in only 26 months.

A team of casting directors will be traveling to the Washington DC and Houston, Texas next. These are some of the few select cities that they will be going to find new contestants. It’s an open casting call, so if you meet the basic criteria, you can apply for the show. You can also go to 3 Ball Production’s website to get instructions on submitting an application and video. Here are the dates and cities where they will be holding auditions.

Saturday, May 22

Washington DC
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Shops at Georgetown Park
1st Level (Food Court)
3222 M St. NW Washington, DC 20007

Houston, Texas
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Dave & Busters
6010 Richmond Ave.
Houston, TX 77057

Saturday, May 29

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Superstition SpringsCenter
6555 E. Southern Ave.
Mesa, AZ 85206

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Italian Club
1731 E. 7th Ave.
Tampa, FL 33629

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.
Portland, OR 97232

Sunday June 6

10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Los Angeles Meeting & Event Center
10601 W. Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232

The ABC series is scheduled to air next year. In the meantime, check out this amazing profile of David Smith’s weight loss on 20/20:

May 17th, 2010