CBC Television Network

Village on a Diet

Network: CBC Television Network

Broadcast Run: 2011

Broadcast Medium: Television

CBC started off 2011 by trying to help Canadians in general lose weight, and in particular the residents of the town of Taylor, B.C, a community of some 1400 people. The citizens of this northern town jointly undertook to try to lose a ton of weight between them, and a team of weight-loss professionals moved in to help them achieve their objective.

The experts included Dr Ali Zentner, a physician specializing in obesity, Maria Thomas a diet expert, chef Jonathan Chovancek, psychologist Adele Fox and Garfield Wilson and Mike Veinot, two tough trainers.

The ten-part, one-hour series premiered on CBC on Monday January 3rd at 9:00 pm. It was produced by Force Four Entertainment, with John Ritchie as Executive Producer and Joyce Sawa as producer. Grant Greschuk was series director.

While Village on a Diet was not among the series announced on February 11th as renewed for the fall of 2011,  the CBC said no decision regarding renewal had yet been reached.

Written by Pip Wedge – January, 2011