Extreme Weight Loss Season 5: Projected Premiere Air Date for Renewed ABC Show

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
September 9, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Extreme Weight Loss has received a renewal from ABC and season 5 casting actually started in January 2014.

Chris Powell announced that casting was underway then, noting that people who try out for the show must be 18 years of age and have over 50 percent of their body weight to lose.

It appears that casting may still be open for season 5.

“The ABC Television Network has ordered 13 new two-hour episodes of the hit series”Extreme Weight Loss, a unique, non-competitive show about weight loss that documents the unprecedented 365-day journeys of courageous, super-obese people,” ABC announced this summer.

“In Season 5, there will also be three special editions, Extreme Weight Loss: Love Can’t Weight, in which Chris & Heidi Powell will help three couples get in shape — both physically and emotionally — for each of their weddings.”

An episode 1 air date hasn’t been announced yet but can be projected using the premiere dates for the previous seasons.

Season 1, season 3, and season 4 premiered in late May while season 2 started in very early June. 

Provided the show stays on Tuesday nights, it’s likely season 5 will premiere on May 26 or June 2, 2015.

This season saw several new combinations, including the first father and daughter combination–part of the season 4 finale. The first “little person” was also featured.



Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.