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Style orders 'Too Fat for 15' docuseries

Exclu: Style Network has greenlighted a docuseries about obesity with the
attention-getting title "Too Fat for 15: Fighting Back."

TooFatForFifteen_PR 1 The series revolves around four extremely overweight teens and one
preteen whose parents bring them to Wellspring Academy, a
weight-loss boarding school in North Carolina.

The series, produced by Daisybeck Prods. in association with
Passion Distribution, is inspired by a documentary that aired on
the network last year about an overweight British teen who went to

" ‘Too Fat for 15: Fighting Back’ captures the epic struggle of a
courageous group of obese teens trying to lose weight," Style
Network president Salaam Coleman Smith said. "Their life-changing
mental and physical trans¬formation is must-see television that
puts a real face on the obesity epidemic threatening our young

"Too Fat" will premiere in August.

Weight-issue reality shows are a programming trend among cable
networks. Style sister network E! recently picked up "What’s Eating
You?" a documentary series about extreme eating dis¬orders, and
Oprah Winfrey’s OWN ordered "Inside Rehab," a series that follows
patients at an eating-disorder treatment facility.