‘Family By The Ton’ is a spin-off of TLC’s weight loss show, ‘My 600-lb Life’, and follows the excruciating and challenging process of weight loss by the Anderson sisters, Naomi and Drew Stewart, and their cousin Chitoka Light. The three sisters suffer from morbid obesity as a result of hereditary factors, and have damaging food addictions that put them under severe risk of many fatal diseases.
The reality show follows the trio as they take the help of Dr. Charles Procter Jr to try and get rid of debilitating conditions. In the show, Dr. Charles gives the three sisters professional guidance in their weight loss regimes, that has a combination of diet restrictions, workouts, and bariatric surgeries. The Anderson sisters’ journey from fat to fit, replete with its many challenges, constitute the primary plot of the show, which is aired by TLC.
The first season of the show, consisting of six episodes, was released on January 10, 2018, on TLC. A few months later, TLC, on May 3, 2018, renewed the show for a second season, which hit viewers’ screens on December 21, 2018, and carried with it a twist very few viewers expected. Now, fans are wondering whether the inspirational show will be renewed for a third season.
Family By The Ton Cast: Who’s in it?
Season 1 of the show primarily revolved around obese trio – Naomi Anderson, Drew Stewart, and Chikota Light – and Dr. Charles Procter Jr, their mentor in their weight loss journey.
Season 2, however, surprised viewers. While most fans of the show had expected the Anderson family to make a return in Season 2, they were taken aback when Season 2 started following the weight loss story of another set of cousins from the King family – Casey, Ed, Amy, and Amanda. When Season 2 started airing, fans were left shocked and disappointed when the Anderson family did not make a return. However, TLC had another trick up its sleeve – after airing six episodes on the King family, the Anderson family was re-introduced, and the show started focusing on how things had gone for the sisters since the events of Season 1. Dr. Procter, in Season 2, was seen guiding both the Andersons and the Kings.
Given the surprise change of cast members in Season 2, TLC has made it very difficult for us to predict what could go down if a third season is approved. On one hand, the show could follow the journey of the Kings and the Andersons. On the other hand, TLC could introduce a new family, and pick up on the stories of the Kings and the Andersons later in the season. Either way, it’s a difficult prediction to make.