Network: CTV Television Network
Broadcast Run: 2003 to 2007
Broadcast Medium: Television
Developed by CTV in partnership with Canadian Living Magazine, this half-hour daytime series was first seen on the network in February 2003. Designed “to help keep Canadian viewers in working order”, this health and lifestyle show was hosted by Toronto physician Dr. Marla Shapiro, who had already made her name as a frequent guest on Canada AM.
Subjects covered included diet, nutrition, exercise, medical and surgical aids to bodily health and looks, fitness and beauty secrets, the objective being to enable viewers to make smart health decisions for themselves and their families.
Balance was produced in the CTV Masonic Temple studios in Toronto, and made its debut on the Network in 2003, being seen daily Monday through Friday at 10:00am (with some local scheduling variations), with repeats on Saturdays at 2:00 and 2:30pm. CTV also produced a series of prime time Balance documentary specials, hosted by Valerie Pringle, each dealing with just one of the many subjects covered on the series. The series continued in the 2004-2005 season at 10:00am and 1:00pm, and was renewed for 2005-2006 in the same time periods. The series ended in 2007.