*TLC has announced the renewal of “One Big Happy Family,” a reality series that follows the day-to-day lives of a morbidly-obese African American family of four. [Watch 3 clips below.]
The Coles, of Charlotte, N.C., weighed a collective 1,400 pounds during Season 1, which premiered in December.
Norris, the 42-year-old father who weighs 340 lbs., is a stay-at-home dad while his wife Tameka, a 37-year-old who weighs 380 lbs., is responsible for financially supporting the family while also serving as the disciplinarian for their two children — 17-year-old Amber, who weighs 348 lbs., and her 15-year-old brother Shayne, who weighs 308 lbs.
In addition to documenting the Coles in their everyday life, “One Big Happy Family” also follows the family’s attempt to lose weight without the help of a trainer or nutritionist.
The network has picked up 12 new episodes of the show, twice as many as the first-season order. Season 2 is expected to debut in June.