*Oprah Winfrey has announced another reality show slated to premiere with the Jan. 1, 2011 launch of her cable network, OWN.
“Inside Rehab,” set within a facility for the treatment of eating disorders, will follow a group of patients as they undergo a 42-day recovery program.
Over its eight episodes, the one-hour documentary series “gives viewers a rare look inside an eating disorder treatment facility where patients face their demons and struggle to come to terms with what’s behind the food,” according to a statement from OWN. “This is what happens after the intervention.”
OWN chief creative officer Lisa Erspamer said the show “takes viewers into the world of eating disorders in a raw and transformative way. Whether you have issues with food or know someone who does, this series offers perspective, hope and the possibility to see food-based issues in a new light.”
Developed by Harpo Studios, “Inside Rehab” is produced by Tijuana Entertainment’s Troy Searer and John Foy, creators of the docu-series “Obsessed.” It’s announcement comes a day after E! announced it was developing a six-episode series about compulsive eating disorders for October.