TLC Renews ‘My 600-lb Life’ for Fourth Season (Exclusive)

Season 3 was series’ top-rated run among women 25-54

TLC is scaling up its midseason schedule: The cable channel has renewed “My 600-lb Life” for a fourth season, TheWrap has learned exclusively.

The series follows the transformational journeys of individuals — each weighing more than 600 pounds — who are attempting to regain control of their lives. Season 3 averaged a 1.2 rating in TLC’s key women 25-54 demographic — the series’ highest-rated season ever.

Season 4, which is currently in production, will have 10 new episodes coming in the first quarter of 2016.

“My 600-lb Life” averaged 1.4 million total viewers over the course of its third season, which can currently be seen via encores airing weekdays at 11 a.m. ET on TLC.

Each hour-long episode tracks a year in the life of one morbidly obese individual looking to overcome life-long emotional and physical struggles. To help get there, the subjects undergo gastric bypass surgery. Still, they must deal with the highs and lows of struggling with addiction in hopes to reclaim their independence, mend relationships with friends and family and renew their sense of self-worth.