Who Benefits Most From Weight-Loss TV Shows?

By SANDY COHEN LOS ANGELES — Despite all the “Biggest Loser“-type shows on TV, all the pounds shed by their contestants and all the weight-loss products purchased by viewers, America continues to be the Biggest Gainer. At least 10 weight-loss shows are airing these days, and on “The Biggest Loser” alone, this season’s three top […]

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What To Watch: Monday

TOP PICK: ‘Real Housewives Of New Jersey‘ (10pm on Bravo) **Reunion** Tune for the two part reunion special that will leave everyone speechless – including the Housewives. From sex tapes to court cases to financial woes, Bravo’s Andy Cohen hosts a Real Housewives reunion two part special that is one for the record books. Caroline, […]

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What To Watch: Monday

TOP PICK: ‘American Pickers‘ (9pm on History) Part sleuths, part antiques experts, and part cultural historians – Mike and Frank’s adventures bring them to small towns across the country in search of weird and wonderful Americana. Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz are once again searching the back roads, junkyards, and filled-to-the-brim barns in America for […]

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‘DWTS’ Star Dumped from ‘Dance,’ Replaced with ‘DWTS’ Star

Oxygen’s getting into a new groove–and it includes pulling a ‘Dancing’ switcheroo. Former Spice Girl Melanie Brown has been named the new host of ‘Dance Your Ass Off‘ when the Oxygen hit returns this summer for its second season. Mel B. replaces her fellow ‘Dancing with the Stars‘ alum Melissa Jaret Winokur, who hosted Season […]

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Dance Your Ass Off Chooses Winner

He was the show’s oldest contestant and his partner was battling cancer, but a Las Vegas wardrobe designer used that as motivation on his way to winning season one of ‘Dance Your Ass Off.’ Ruben was awarded $100,000 when his combination of dance moves and weight loss – he dropped 74 pounds over the 10 […]

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Tuned In: What’s Hot In The World Of TV

Tonight’s Must-Watch Show Dance Your Ass Off – 10pm on Oxygen If you haven’t checked out ‘Dance Your Ass Off,’ what are you waiting for? Marissa Jaret Winokur hosts one of the most fun, addictive hours on TV this summer in which overweight contestants look to shed pounds by dancing and dieting. In tonight’s episode, […]

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Large-Size Shows Reshape TV Landscape

With obesity rates tipping north of 30% in some parts of the country, and Americans trying to do something about that by spending $40 billion a year on weight-loss programs and products, fat is clearly a relevant topic. Of course, with television viewing traditionally mentioned as one of the biggest enablers to the problem, network […]

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Marissa Winokur Lights Up ‘Dance Your Ass Off’

On reality TV competition shows, it helps to have judges and hosts with gravitas, and Marissa Jaret Winokur, host of Oxygen’s “Dance Your Ass Off,” has more than her share. Indeed, for the overweight men and women accepting the challenge to come on the series, and for the viewers who track them, Winokur represents the […]

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