Canada’s reality TV show Taking it Off planned for July.

Canada’s reality TV show Taking it Off planned for July.
No, it’s not a stripper-focused reality TV show. Instead, Taking it Off follows seven overweight people as they try to lose weight. If it gets the nod to begin production, the show will be more of a documentary than exploitation: participants won’t be followed 24/7 by camera crews, and there’s no prize.

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