Shedding for the Wedding Premieres Feb. 23

Trying to trim down before tying the knot, nine calorie-conscious couples will battle not only the bulge but each other for the “I do” of their dreams in Shedding for the Wedding, a new series premiering on The CW February 23, 2011 at 9 pm ET.

Hosted by small screen star Sara Rue, a bride-to-be who can sympathize with the soul mates’ struggle with the scale, the show will focus on nine pairs of lovebirds who hope to lose lbs and win wedding prizes in the process through a series of calorie-burning competitions, starting with a dance-off in which one lucky couple waltzes off with a tuxedo and wedding dress to wear on their big day.

Viewers will follow the couples as they tackle their diet regimen, work out, prepare for their impending I do’s with the help of wedding planner Brian Worley, and endure a weekly showdown with the scale. At each weigh in couples find out if the scale tips in their favor, or if they are among the pairs of fiances who must face off to stay on the show.

Get a sneak peek of the series and the twosomes who are trying to tone up for their walk down the aisle in the following clip from The CW:

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