Plus-Size Love Show ‘Hot & Heavy' Starts on TLC Jan. 7

TLC premieres the docu-series Hot & Heavy, about men who love plus-size women, Jan. 7. The series follows three couples in three one-hour episodes.

“This new docu-series follows three men who defend the honor of their significant others and face judgment due to their mixed-weight relationships. These couples endure difficult challenges both inside and outside of their relationships, as they're forced to answer the ultimate question: can love conquer all?” said TLC.

Hot & Heavy depicts Joy and Chris. Her friends and family are concerned that she won’t be able to keep up with his adventurous lifestyle due to her weight.

With Kristin and Rusty, the couple wants a baby but Kristin might need gastric bypass surgery in order to do so.

With Adrianna and Ricardo, she’s over 400 pounds and is tiring of the “endless attacks” the couple faces in public.

Hot & Heavy is produced by This Is Just A Test for TLC.

TLC is part of Discovery. 

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.