1000-lb Best Friends will chronicle the lives of Vannessa and Meghan, best friends who, along with their fellow gal pals, embark on a journey of weight loss and self-discovery after battling obesity. Similar to 1000-LB Sisters, the new series will document the quartet’s sisterhood and personal weight journeys with levity, heart and humor.
The official description:
Vannessa and Meghan, whom viewers first met on TOO LARGE, were bullied for their weight all the way back in middle school and ever since then, they have had each other’s backs. When Meghan peaked at almost 600-lbs, they decided it was time to take control of their lives and pursue weight loss surgery. Meghan qualified while Vannessa didn’t, however Meghan’s weight loss has stalled out since she went ahead with the surgery. Power comes in numbers and now with Tina and Ashely, they are making a pact and recommitting to their original goal to turn their lives around. Ashely previously underwent weight-loss surgery, but she’s put back on all the weight she lost and is once again pursuing surgery to get back on track. Tina, on the other hand, isn’t ready to take on the risks of surgery, so she plans to lose the excess weight on her own.
From camping to swimming in the ocean, these friends are determined to get out of the sedentary habits that have led them to where they are now. Whether it’s exercise, doctors’ appointments or therapy sessions, they’ll rely on each other to get through it all. But with four big personalities, they are bound to ruffle each other’s feathers. Will the gang be able to overcome their insecurities and self-doubt in time to attend their high school reunion as a fiercely fabulous, united front?
In addition to 1000-lb Best Friends, viewers can also go behind-the-scenes in the digital series '1000-lb Best Friends: Inside the Episode.'.
It will see Meghan and Vannessa sit down and not only provide commentary on all episodes, but also give their thoughts on trendy hairstyles, the latest in high fashion and Gen Z slang.
“The ratings success of 1000-lb Sisters has made one thing clear—our audience loves personal journeys of transformation featuring authentic, bold and very boisterous personalities, which is why we’re excited to introduce this brand-new series, 1000-lb Best Friends,” said Howard Lee, President of TLC Streaming and Network Originals. “This show is about weight loss and leading a healthier lifestyle just as much as it is about a tight-knit group of girlfriends that love to have a good time. By the end of the first episode, viewers will be asking themselves if their friend group has a Vannessa, a Meghan, a Tina or an Ashely.”
1000-LB Best Friends will officially premiere on Monday, February 7 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on TLC.