May 26th, 2010
10:19 AM ET
The Style Network has given the green light to a new docu-series about the battle obese teens face when trying to drop the weight, according to THR.
The program, titled, "Too Fat for 15: Fighting Back," will follow the lives of four teenagers and one preteen as they attend Wellspring University, a weight-loss boarding school in North Carolina. The series was inspired by an earlier documentary that examined a British teen’s experience at the school.
Style Network President Salaam Coleman Smith told THR that the show will capture the “epic struggle of a courageous group of obese teens trying to lose weight… Their life-changing mental and physical transformation is must-see television that puts a real face on the obesity epidemic threatening our young people.”
You can catch the series on the network beginning in August.
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