Family by the Ton will follow the weight loss journeys of three cousins, Naomi, Drew, and Chitoka, who weigh a combined amount of almost 2,000-lbs! Along with the guidance of Dr. Charles Procter Jr., these cousins lean on one another to overcome lifelong anxieties and inspire a true lifestyle change.
The six one-hour episodes begin with Beverly, Naomi's mother, who undergoes weight loss surgery in a last attempt to turn things around and hopefully inspire her daughter, niece and nephew to follow in her footsteps. In helping her mother recover from her weight loss surgery, Naomi sees firsthand the frightening complications involved in recovery, but is motivated by her dream to start a family. Meanwhile, cousin Drew must overcome his denial of how addictive his eating habits have become before he even begins to consider moving forward with surgery. Finally, cousin Chitoka as been bed-bound for over three years due to her morbid obesity and must literally take her first steps in the right direction in order to qualify for surgery.
While these cousins can rely on the support of family, it is up to each of them to take control of their own lives to change their deadly habits once and for all.
The Andersons, who weigh in at over 3000-lbs for the 6 of them, all have debilitating food addictions and include two family members who weigh in at well over 600-lbs. Inspired by the gastric surgery and 150+ pound weight loss of Nikki this year, this hilarious, yet desperate family is ready to cut the fat and change their ways forever.
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Family By the Ton Airs: Wednesday
Family By the Ton Status: Break
FAMILY BY THE TON - General Information
Series Premiere: January 10, 2018 Classification: Reality Genre: Reality-TV Network: TLC Airs: Wednesday at 10:00 pm Runtime: 60 Minutes
FAMILY BY THE TON - Season 1 -- 6 Episodes
1x1 -- Jan 10, 2018 -- The Family Journey Begins 1x2 -- Jan 10, 2018 -- Stepping on the Scale 1x3 -- Jan 24, 2018 -- One Step at a Time 1x4 -- Jan 31, 2018 -- You Have to Fight for It 1x5 -- Feb 07, 2018 -- Time Is of the Essence 1x6 -- Feb 14, 2018 -- The Big Reveal