Jackie Warner returns to Bravo with “Thintervention”

Jackie Warner, queen of reality TV lesbians, is on her way back to Bravo with a new show called Thintervention with Jackie Warner.

Originally, Bravo planned to replace Warner’s first reality series, Workout, with Jackie’s Gym Takeover, a Tabatha Coffey-style ass-whoopin ‘ for failing fitness centers, but now they’ve decided to go the Biggest Loser route and make the actual clients cry.

I, for one, am just glad Warner is sticking with Bravo. In my nightmares, she kept accepting the Bette Porter role on Showtime’s developing catastrophe The Real L Word.

Thintervention will follow Jackie and several clients over the course of the season as she goes into their homes and gives their lives a fitness makeover. The press release is, frankly, a little terrifying:

In typical Warner boot camp style, she will accept nothing less than full commitment for change and will confront those that do not show her they are sincere with their fitness goals. Each episode of the one hour series will feature a grueling workout with Warner pushing her clients to their emotional and physical limits, a therapy session to get to the root of their weight issues, and a life lesson in nutrition such as grocery shopping or surprise raids of their home kitchens.

Boot camp? Surprise raids? Therapy sessions? Sure thing, just let me finish this bag of M&M’s, k?

Thintervention is probably a good move on Bravo’s part. It capitalizes on Warner’s popularity and skill, while tapping into that pathos that makes The Biggest Loser such a hit for NBC. (In fact, with the exception of The Office and 30 Rock, it is kind of the only hit NBC has on its hands right now.)

I am a little bummed that we won’t get to see any of that patented Warner relationship drama, but I’ll bet we still get to see plenty of those patented Warner abs.

We’ll keep you posted about Thintervention and let you know when Bravo plans to begin airing episodes. Are you excited about Jackie Warner’s return to Bravo?

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