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Family by the Ton

Family by the Ton

  • Premiered: 
    January 10, 2018
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  • Network: TLC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Family
  • Tags: weight loss

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Plot Synopsis

FAMILY BY THE TON is a one-hour reality series that follows morbidly obese cousins Naomi (age 30), Drew (43), and Chitoka (49), as they embark on weight-loss journeys. Along with the guidance of Dr. Charles Procter Jr., this family must overcome their anxieties and inspire each other to change. The series opens with Beverly, Naomi's mother, undergoing weight-loss surgery in a last attempt to turn things around and hopefully inspire her daughter, niece and nephew to follow in her footsteps. In helping her mother recover from her weight loss surgery, Naomi sees firsthand the frightening complications involved in recovery, but is motivated by her dream to start a family. Meanwhile, cousin Drew must overcome his denial of how addictive his eating habits have become before he even begins to consider moving forward with surgery. Finally, cousin Chitoka has been bed-bound for over three years due to her morbid obesity and must literally take her first steps in the right direction in order to qualify for surgery. As viewers are invited into this dramatic family affair, will Naomi, Drew and Chitoka be able to encourage each other's progress or continue enabling each other's deadly habits?
On Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 10pm ET/PT, TLC premiered the season finale of FAMILY BY THE TON. In the season ender, "The Big Reveal," after years of being bedbound, Chitoka's surgery day is finally here. But her size makes the procedure extremely dangerous. Naomi shares a surprising secret with her friends. At Beverly's birthday party, the cousins reveal their startling transformations.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Crazy Legs Productions