September 03, 2007 12:01 AM by Joe Blackmon
With only $60,000 in prize money left for each walker, the marchers are
crippled by the unbearable heat and steep hills — with not a patch of
shade in sight! Then, at the vote-off, there is a crucial decision on
whether to send home a delinquent teammate, on "Fat March," MONDAY,
SEPTEMBER 3 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Having completed 330 miles, our marchers begin in Millstone, New Jersey and head for the heart of gorgeous Amish country in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, needing to make up six uncompleted miles from the previous stage of the walk. The competitors face the "farmers’ market challenge" to win an all-expense-paid trip to the Hawaiian Islands. Three teams of two marchers each enter into a fast paced, think-on-your-feet, nutritional scavenger hunt to win the golden prize. An interesting fork in the road teases the walkers with a choice: either they can walk a longer route, or they can opt to take a canoe across Lake Redman in Pennsylvania. Once again the contestants fall short of the finish line, meaning that more miles will be added to the final stage of the competition.
At the vote-off, a previously hidden passion erupts between two unlikely marchers – Anthony and Jami Lyn. The scandalous revelation of their growing relationship shakes existing alliances and further frays everyone’s nerves.
Executive producer is Nick Emmerson; co-executive producers are Julie Laughlin and Kirsty Robson. The production company is Ricochet (producers of "Supernanny"); "Fat March" is based on the British series, "Too Big to Walk."