X-Weighted Season 4 Tackles Family & Childhood Obesity


Slice Network’s popular series, X-Weighted is coming back for a 4th season. This time, instead of helping individuals shed their excess pounds, the Gemini award winning show will be helping families live healthier, more active lives.

The new season of the series, will be filming each of the families heartbreaking stories and their struggle to lose weight with help of fitness expert and personal trainer, Paul Plakas until May 2009 in preparation for season 4.

Media Release – December 2008
• Gemini-award-winning series begins production on a fourth season with a focus on families getting fit
Thirteen families have begun their battle against the bulge in Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver as the fourth season of the hit Slice documentary series X-Weighted gets underway.
Production began in December on X-Weighted: Families and cameras roll through to early May, capturing the toil and temptations as family members work together — and sometimes against each other — on their weight-loss journey.
“With the alarming increase in childhood obesity in Canada, the X-Weighted team decided it is important to tackle weight loss as a family issue this season,” says executive producer Margaret Mardirossian of Anaïd Productions. “There is a lot to learn from delving into the lives of everyday people so we are very grateful to these families for opening their homes and lives to us and sharing their stories with our Canadian and international audiences.”
Each hour of this 13-part series will focus on a different family, chronicling their gut-wrenching failures and inspiring successes on the long and often frustrating road to a healthier lifestyle.
The families were chosen after an exhaustive search in Calgary, Edmonton and Greater Vancouver. They face vastly different health and lifestyle issues, but all share a common goal to get fit together as a family unit.

While season four continues its production, Slice is continuing to cast for future seasons of X-Weighted Families. Those willing to share their stories, can complete a survey and send pictures that demonstrate their families struggle with weight to:
E-mail: xweighted@anaid.com
Fax: (780) 465-0580
Mail: Anaid Productions, 208–3132 Parsons Road,
Edmonton, AB, T6N 1L6

X-Weighted Families is looking for those that meet the following criteria:

Contact us if your family is:
• frank and feisty
• wants to shed excess weight,
• sick of living an unhealthy lifestyle and wants to make positive changes,
• has children between the ages of 8 and 17,
• lives in (or within close proximity to) Vancouver, Calgary, or Edmonton.

We want to tell your story. Submit your application to X-Weighted as soon as possible.

More information about casting for upcoming seasons of X-Weighted is available here.
Stay tuned for more news about when X-Weighted season 4 for families is set to air on Canada’s Slice Network.

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