October 13, 2008 01:00 PM by Paulene Hinds
On Sunday November 9th at 8PM ET. ‘Ruby,’ a new reality series that will chronicle a 500-pound woman’s attempts to lose weight will premiere on The Style Network.
The nine-episode series will follow Ruby Gettinger, a Savannah, GA resident, as she struggles to lose weight after her doctor informs her that her obesity has become a matter of life or death. Ruby once weighed 700 pounds at her heaviest point.
In addition to Gettinger, the show will also focus on her friends and family including her nephew Jim, roommate Jeff, and best friend Georgia. Various doctors, dieticians, a psychiatrist, and a trainer will also help Gettinger as they teach her the effects her weight and bad food habits have had on her body, get her to exercise, and help her confront some childhood memory issues.
Ruby will be re-united with her old boyfriend during the season. He left her because she couldn’t lose weight and travel to Los Angeles tomeet with “old friends” trainer Billy Blanks Jr. and actress Brittany Daniel.
The Style Network ordered Ruby back in May. The series is being produced by Gay Rosenthal Productions, with Gay Rosenthal, Paul Barrosse, Tim Puntillo, and The Style Network executive Sarah Weidman serving as the show’s executive producers.
Daniel, who will also serve as a consulting executive producer, became friends with Gettinger when she was living in Los Angeles seven years ago.
“Ruby really wants to inspire people,” Daniel told The Hollywood Reporter back in May. “And she’s so entertaining and hysterical, so it’s going to be an inspirational but also a really fun show.”
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