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Series: The Revolution
The Revolution is an ABC talk show combined with reality show specializing in health and lifestyle. The producer is J.D. Roth. The hosts are Tim Gunn (style and fashion topics consultant), Harley Pasternak (fitness trainer), Ty Pennington (designer), Dr. Jennifer Ashton (medical consultant), and Dr. Tiffanie Davis (therapist/relationship expert).

The premise of this show is to improve the quality of life in overweight women. The show mostly focuses on weight loss, but it also shows women trying to work on mental health, style, and home environment. There are also segments on exercise, nutrition, fashion, medicine, and psychology.

The formula consists of women sending videos of themselves to the producers through casting calls to show what they want to change about themselves, with their weight being the number one topic. Off-screen, these women get customized plans in helping to achieve their goals. They later appear on the show and present their progress and accomplishments. Their progress and accomplishments is usually shown in a week-long chronological timeline, and later check on their progress again.

This show aired from January 16 to July 6, 2012 on weekdays. It got cancelled, because its ratings were too low, and the well-expected boycotts of fans angered that Soap Opera One Life to Live was canceled by ABC because of it, along with the usual Hatedom that comes with a soap replacement.

Should not be confused with the Video Games Revolution 1986, Revolution X and Re VOLUTION. Should not be confused with the Films Revolution 1967, Revolution 1968, Revolution 1985, Revolution 1989, Revolution 2009, and Revolution 2012. Should not be confused with the 2013 short story The Revolution. Should not be confused with The History Channel miniseries The Revolution 2006, the NBC series Revolution, and the Law & Order: Criminal Intent episode "Revolution". Should not be confused with the production company Revolution Studios.

Tropes in this series:

  • Cancellation: This happened to the show in only seven months, due to low ratings.
  • Celebrity Star: Toni Braxton and Dolly Parton appeared on this show.
  • Cut Short: This show lasted only seven months before it got cancelled. Then again, it is a talk show, so there would have been little to wrap up.
  • Demographic: This show is apparently aimed at the women 18-49 targeted demographic.
  • Ratings: This show had very low ratings, and nothing they did could improve them. As a result, the show got cancelled within seven months.
  • Reality Show: This show has some elements of it. Women are essentially competing against themselves in losing weight and improving their well-being.
  • Spinoff: Essentially an attempt to bring The Biggest Loser into a weekday format, as the people behind that show also produced this one.
  • Talk Show: This is what the show essentially is, and it specializes in health and lifestyle.

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