'1000-Lb Best Friends' Is Back for Season 2 With More Episodes and Emotional Weigh-Ins

'1000-lb Best Friends' is about a group of friends who are overweight and want to get healthy together. How many episodes are in the second season?

Chrissy Bobic - Author

Jan. 12 2023, Updated 11:30 a.m. ET

'1000-lb Best Friends' Cast
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Vannessa, Tina, Ashely, and Meghan from '1000-lb Best Friends.'

Even though 1000-lb Best Friends hasn't been on TLC as long as some other reality TV mainstays, viewers are curious about how many episodes are in Season 2.

The series follows a group of women who all want to lose weight for their health; two of the women, Meghan and Vannessa, were even featured in an episode of Too Large.

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They've both struggled with weight loss their entire lives, and they're ready to get serious about it. Their friends, Ashely and Tina, agree to join them on the journey. Vannessa's goal is to be healthy enough to qualify for bariatric surgery, which she gets at the end of the first season. And Meghan had surgery once too. Now, Ashely wants to qualify for surgery and Tina is on a quest to lose weight too.

Lucky for us, they all want to share their experiences with the world.

Meghan and Vannessa on '1000-lb Best Friends'
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Meghan and Vannessa on '1000-lb Best Friends.'

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How many episodes is '1000-lb Best Friends' Season 2?

Shows like My 600-lb Life tend to span more than a dozen episodes each season because there's a new subject each week. With 1000-lb Best Friends, however, it's a different story.

Like the similarly titled 1000-lb Sisters, this reality show follows a set group of the same people as their individual journeys unfold. This means that, unfortunately, we probably aren't getting any 20-episode seasons, which was the case with the longest My 600-lb Life season to date.

However, there are more Season 2 episodes of 1000-lb Sisters set to air on TLC to give new fans their fill of Vannessa, Meghan, Ashely, and Tina. The Season 1 finale aired on March 28, 2022, making the first season just eight episodes long.

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Since Season 1 of 1000-lb Sisters was also short with just eight episodes, it makes sense for 1000-lb Best Friends to have a comparable first season. Th Second season of 1000-lb Best Friends will likely have more than eight episodes, but the exact amount hasn't been confirmed yet.

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The '1000-lb Best Friends' cast is friends in real life.

It would have been easy for TLC to put out a casting call for overweight women in need of bariatric surgery and a healthy lifestyle change to be part of the 1000-lb Best Friends cast — sort of like 1000-lb Sisters meets The Real Housewives. But what viewers got is even better: Vannessa, Meghan, Ashely, and Tina are real life friends.

Reality shows often get a bad rap as far as editing and allegedly fabricated scenes go, but the cast of 1000-lb Best Friends is authentic. And when they aren't encouraging and motivating each other on the show, they're doing it in real life.

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Howard Lee, president of TLC Streaming and Network Originals, said in a statement ahead of the series premiere that he felt the women's lives would connect with some viewers' own stories.

"By the end of the first episode, viewers will be asking themselves if their friend group has a Vannessa, a Meghan, a Tina, or an Ashely," he said.

How can you watch '1000-lb Best Friends'?

You can now watch Season 1 of 1000-lb Best Friends on the Discover Plus app. And new episode of Season 2 are available on the app the same day they premiere on TLC.

Watch 1000-lb Best Friends on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. EST on TLC.

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