Not long after its series premiere on TLC, 1000-lb Best Friends gained a dedicated fan base. Following the Season 1 finale, those same fans wanted to know if there would be a Season 2 of 1000-lb Best Friends. The show follows four friends as they uplift each other in all aspects of life, including weight loss, so they can each have healthier and happier lifestyles.
At the start of the first season, Vannessa Cross wanted to have bariatric surgery so she could be healthy and set a good example for her sons. Ashely Sutton had surgery once before and she wanted to prove that she deserves a second chance at a procedure and continuing her weight loss.
Meghan Crumpler also had bariatric surgery once, but she was at a standstill with her own weight loss. The last of the bunch, Tina Arnold, just wanted to be able to keep up with her kids and be there for them.
Is there a '1000-lb Best Friends' Season 2 in the works?
In November 2022, TLC officially announced there will be a Season 2 of 1000-lb Best Friends. Back in March, both Vannessa and Ashely seemed eager to find out. They participated in a Q&A on Vannessa's Instagram account and revealed whether or not they knew about a second season and if fans could expect a reunion following the Season 1 finale.
"I would love to have a Season 2," Vannessa shared in the Q&A. "We do not know right now. We're all still in the 'wait and see' [stage]."
She also said that she's "not allowed" to reveal her current weight, which could mean that producers want to wait until Season 2 to reveal an update about that.
Ashely answered a fan question about a '1000-lb Best Friends' reunion special.
When a fan asked during the Q&A if the cast of 1000-lb Best Friends filmed a reunion or if there will be a tell-all, Ashely explained that "there's really nothing to do a tell-all about." The ladies often share everything either on the show or on social media to give fans updates and keep their lives pretty transparent.
This isn't a show like TLC's 90 Day Fiance, which includes juicy updates and drama during the tell-all reunions each season.
"You'll get your tell-all and your reunion if we have a Season 2," Vannessa said during the Q&A.
They both also agreed that, thanks to the Facebook and Instagram live sessions they often hold to interact with fans, a reunion isn't totally necessary at this point.
When will Season 2 of '1000-lb Best Friends' premiere?
In a news release from TLC, a description of Season 2 reveals that Meghan is struggling with motivation after losing 200 pounds, and "hopes planning her wedding will get her back on track, but the stress of living with Tina and her family while their house floods may derail them both."
Meanwhile, Vanessa fears for the health of her 19-year-old son, and Ashely is working to qualify for gastric bypass surgery.
The description continues: "The four women are always searching for new and unique ways to push themselves, and each other, physically and mentally. From participating in a 5k to roller skating to bra shopping and a trip to a wellness retreat, this feisty foursome will try anything in their quest for weight loss. Through the meltdowns to the glow-ups and everything in between, they always strive to stick together as BFFs."
Season 2 of 1000-lb Best Friends will premiere on Jan. 4 at 10 p.m. EST on TLC and Discovery Plus.