TLC has renewed My 600-lb Life for Season 6, slated to premiere 2017, RenewCancelTV has learned.
Before then, My 600-lb Life Season 5 premieres January 4, 2017.
UPDATED with official press announcement:
MY 600-LB LIFE, the addictive TLC series returns for its sixth season on Wednesday, January 10 at 8/7c. With 14 new two-hour episodes telling the most heartbreaking, yet inspiring stories, the series follows those who have found themselves at their BREAKING POINT with extreme life-threatening obesity. Viewers will see first-hand their struggles of addiction, dependence and the inevitable impact their condition has on their closest relationships; from children to spouses to parents to best friends, many who both serve as caregivers and enablers. Each episode will give viewers an inside look at the emotionally and physically tough journeys to life-saving surgery with Dr. Younan Nowzaradan, and their continued incredible progress thereafter, living the lives they had only dreamed of.
In the season premiere, we meet couple Lee and Rena, who both struggle from obesity. They first met in bariatric rehab; the two of them grew close but, when the clinic told them they couldn’t be together while remaining at the facility, they discharged themselves to try to live on their own. However, while together, their weight skyrocketed even more, admitting that their favorite thing to do together is to eat. When we meet them, Lee can barely leave his bed without Rena’s constant care, but with Rena’s own obesity issues, she won’t be able to be Lee’s caretaker much longer. Desperate to have a “normal” relationship, Lee and Rena make the difficult journey from Missouri to Texas to seek out Dr. Nowzaradan’s help, in the hopes that they will both be able to get gastric bypass surgery to save themselves and their future as a couple.
Stay tuned as we now monitor the cancel/renew status of My 600-lb Life Season 7…