Genre: Reality, Health
Premise: Losing is winning in this documentary-reality series. It profiles 22 people -- two per hourlong episode -- who face life-threatening health issues because of their obesity. ``Heavy'' is not a competition or a stunt, but rather an accurate portrayal of the day-to-day struggles the participants face during a six-month treatment program, such as learning to live in healthier ways and understanding why they are addicted to food. The group ranges in age between 20 and 59 and begins the program weighing from 240 to 630 pounds.