A Reality TV show where a number of overweight individuals compete to lose the greatest amount of weight. But wait, doesn't it seem a little familiar? Yes, it does. So what minor thing did they change to make it instantly become original? Well, they're going to teach them to dance too.So basically, what you get is The Biggest Loser vs. Dancing with the Stars; a number of overweight individuals compete to try and see how much weight they can lose through group exercise challenges. Each week, the contestants also have to perform a dance routine with a celebrity partner to impress a panel of judges (Danny Teeson, Lisa Ann Walter, and a weekly guest judge), with each week being themed around a different genre or style. The judges' scores are averaged and combined with the percentage of body weight lost during that week during the all-important weigh-in to see who stays and who goes.When the show debuted on Oxygen Network (which is by the way, a network aimed towards women, despite the fact that there are male contestants too), it quickly became one of their most popular shows, averaging over four million viewers for its first night. While only lasting two seasons, it also became a frequent target for parody and satire, especially on a certain E! show.
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