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This reality series follows the trials and tribulations of three cousins who weigh a combined 2,000 pounds. The three relatives explore weight-loss options, including surgery, with the guidance of a doctor, and they also have to deal with all the interpersonal problems that plague their daily lives. The series debuted on the TLC cable channel in January 2018.

Wednesday 10:00 PM et/pt on TLC
2 Seasons, 13 Episodes
January 10, 2018
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Family By The Ton Full Episode Guide

  • A year after the Anderson family started their weight loss journey, they find that the honeymoon period is over as they begin to struggle. Their 600 lb cousin Shavonne wants to follow in their footsteps, but can they motivate her as they lose motivation?

  • It's the moment of truth as Casey learns if he has been approved for life-saving surgery. Amanda has huge news regarding her cancer. Amy attempts a hellacious Spartan Race. The King family throws a party to reveal their shocking new looks.

  • The family's explosive fight during Ed's surgery leaves Casey questioning whether he should go through with the surgery himself. Amy panics when she learns how difficult the Spartan Race will be. Amanda undergoes testing to see if her cancer has spread.

  • The family comes together to support Amy on her tough road to recovery. As Ed's surgery rapidly approaches his daughters start expressing their concerns.

  • Casey reaches a boiling point with his parents when they blame his morbid obesity on video games. Amanda starts having pains post-surgery that send her to the E.R. Amy makes major lifestyle changes in the hopes of being approved for surgery.

  • Amanda undergoes bariatric surgery in the hopes of losing enough weight to treat her cancer. Casey meets with Dr. Procter and is told he'll die if he doesn't lose weight. Later, the family has a pool party and Casey confronts Ed over his name-calling.

  • Cousins Casey, Amanda, Amy, and Ed are morbidly obese. When Amanda decides to have bariatric surgery, it forces the rest of the family to confront their harmful lifestyles and consider doing the same.

  • After years of being bed-bound, Chitoka's surgery day is finally here, but her size makes the procedure extremely dangerous. Meanwhile, Naomi shares a surprising secret with her friends.

  • The family anxiously wait while Drew undergoes surgery. Chitoka surprises even the doctor when she pushes herself further than ever before. Things take an unexpected turn when Naomi and her boyfriend go on their first dinner date post-surgery.

  • Chitoka tries to walk outside for the first time in years. Naomi finds some things remain the same post-surgery. Drew's surgery is on the brink of being canceled entirely if he doesn't fight for it and lose weight.

  • After struggling with her liquid diet, Naomi learns if she is approved for surgery; Drew's new weigh-in leads him down a slippery path; family tragedy motivates Chitoka to try to become more mobile, starting by trying to leave her bedroom.

  • Stressed out Naomi struggles with her liquid diet and may reach her breaking point. Drew wants to have the weight loss surgery, but when he steps on a scale he's thrown off entirely. Bedbound Chitoka takes a big step & asks Dr. Procter for a house call.

  • Series premiere. Morbidly obese cousins are eating themselves to death, and without weight loss surgery their lives could be cut short, but Beverly, the family matriarch, has surgery in part to inspire the others to do the same.

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