Bravo has been showing commercials for a new show called Thintervention. Just the title alone makes me want to dry heave. One of my favorite Twitter friends, @GinAndPopcorn, sent me this link, describing the show thusly:
The new series is Thintervention—yes, that’s it’s real name, not Andy Cohen screwing with us—“will track the stories of people struggling with ongoing weight issues” as Jackie “works with them in their real lives surrounded by the every day distractions and stresses of family and work,” according to a Bravo press release. “Each episode of the one hour series will feature a grueling workout with Warner pushing her clients to their emotional and physical limits, a therapy session to get to the root of their weight issues, and a life lesson in nutrition such as grocery shopping or surprise raids of their home kitchens.”
As Gin said, “I cannot imagine this being anything but horrific. Pushing to physical & emotional limits? No. Just…no. ”
[T]he show puts 10 overweight couples in a the same house, where they’ll vie to lose the most weight over three months. Each week, the couple that loses the least amount of weight gets sent packing, and the last two standing get their wedding paid for — and possibly televised.
At least it’s not just targeting women?
And here’s another preview of Mike and Molly, which shows Molly exercising (hey, that’s something) but also has the obligatory fat jokes.
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