TLC is doing reality television in a big way--literally. Last week
TLC aired a new reality TV show, "One
Big Happy Family." The show follows the loving couple Norris and Tameka
Cole, and their teenage children Amber, 16, and Shayne, 14 as they
struggle through the reality of morbid obesity. Collectively weighing
over a half a ton, each member of the Cole family tips the scale at
over 300 pounds.
The premise of the six-episode series, is to document how the family unit will handle receiving the medical news that they are all on the verge of developing diabetes if their aren't changes in their health. Surprisingly, the children become a catalyst for change, encouraging Tameka their working mother, and Norris their stay-at-home dad to shed more than a few pounds.