‘Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition’ Tips the Scales on May 30

Series will track the “super-obese” as they shed pounds and regain control over their lives

Things are about to get heavy over at ABC.

The network said on Monday that its "Extreme Makeover" spinoff, "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition," will premiere on May 30 at 10:01 p.m. ET/PT.

ABC said the show will document the efforts of eight "super obese" people to safely lose half of their body weight during the course of a year. 

Trainer and "transformation specialist" Chris Powell guided the weight-shedding process, which will be unveiled in eight one-hour episodes. 

"Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition" is executive-produced by JD Roth, Todd A. Nelson and Matt Assmus, and produced by 3 Ball Productions/Eyeworks USA.