Celebrity Fit Club (US) Reality TV Series Overview (2005-2010)


Introduction

Celebrity Fit Club is a reality television series that follows eight overweight celebrities as they try to lose weight.

Refer to the UK version of Celebrity Fit Club here.

Outline

The eight participants are split into two teams of four members apiece. During each week, the teams are given different physical challenges and their members are weighed to see if they have reached their target weights. Contestants are monitored and supervised by a team comprising a nutritionist, a psychologist, and a physical trainer. The series was hosted by Anthony “Ant” Kalloniatis until Season 7.

At one point during each of the first five seasons, a team trade-off was initiated, in which the fit clubbers voted one member off their team. The teammate with the most votes was then traded to the other team. In the case of a tie, the team captain made the final vote. After Season 1, a new rule was enforced prohibiting participants from voting for themselves. In Season 5, to balance the gender-based teams, a new twist was added, which allowed traded fit clubbers to choose a teammate from their old team to join their new team. In Season 6, Harvey did the trade-off himself; Season 7 did not have one.

Panel Members

  • Anthony Kalloniatis, aka “Ant”, Host (Seasons 1-6).
  • Harvey Walden IV, drill instructor (All seasons).
  • Dr. David Katz, health expert (Season 1).
  • Dr. Marisa Peer, psychologist (Season 1).
  • Dr. Ian K. Smith, physician/nutritionist (Seasons 2-7).
  • Dr. Linda Papadopoulos, psychologist (Seasons 2-4).
  • Stacy Kaiser, psychotherapist (Seasons 5-6).
  • Rhonda Britten, life coach (Season 7).

Celebrity Fit Club (US) Series

  • Series 01 known as Celebrity Fit Club.
  • Series 02 known as Celebrity Fit Club 2.
  • Series 03 known as Celebrity Fit Club 3.
  • Series 04 known as Celebrity Fit Club 4.
  • Series 05 known as Celebrity Fit Club: Men vs. Women.
  • Series 06 known as Celebrity Fit Club: Boot Camp.
  • Series 07 known as Celebrity Fit Club: Boot Camp 2.

In the UK known as Celebrity Fit Club USA.

Up until the end of the show Daniel Baldwin was a model team leader; however, in episode 6, he turned up very late and confused, and by episode 8 (the finale), he did not appear at all, which cost his team victory. He later revealed that he had been abusing narcotics due to his back trouble and had entered rehab. No team captain was appointed to replace him.

So far this is the only season where the team captains were not traded from their teams at the trade off.

Unlike previous seasons, the teams were grouped by sex until the team trade. The team trade took place on 13 May 2007.

The sixth season, titled Celebrity Fit Club: Boot Camp, premiered on 13 March 2008 for 8 episodes. The cast comprised both alumni of past seasons and newcomers.

Note: The Blue Team were known as the Newbies for the first 5 weigh-ins of the season.

Note: The Red Team were known as the Second Chancers for the first 5 weigh-ins of the season.

Production designer Roy Rede was hired to create the season’s new design. A boot camp standing set complete with an obstacle course was built in the mountains outside of Los Angeles.

The seventh and final season, still titled Celebrity Fit Club: Boot Camp, premiered on 8 February 2010, with Harvey Walden and Ian Smith splitting the duties as host.

Production & Filming Details

  • Presenter(s):
    • Anthony Kalloniatis (series 1-6).
  • Director(s):
    • ichard Dipirro … (8 episodes, 2005-2006).
    • Hans van Riet … (8 episodes, 2006).
    • Peter Ney … (5 episodes, 2010).
    • Rick Pendleton … (1 episode, 2006).
  • Producer(s):
    • Leah Horwitz … music talent executive (58 episodes, 2005-2010).
    • Mathew C. Allyn … line producer (38 episodes, 2005-2007).
    • Mike Riley … executive producer / supervising producer (25 episodes, 2007-2010).
    • Tim Eagan … co-executive producer / supervising producer (16 episodes, 2006-2007).
    • Chandrea Miller … supervising story producer (16 episodes, 2007-2008).
    • Belinda White … talent associate producer / talent producer (15 episodes, 2006-2008).
    • Rob Miller … producer (13 episodes, 2006-2007).
    • Jonas Larsen … executive producer (13 episodes, 2008-2010).
    • Hollie Lobosky … story producer / supervising producer (13 episodes, 2008-2010).
    • Simon Bowler … supervising story producer / consulting producer (11 episodes, 2005-2010).
    • Keith Geller … story producer (9 episodes, 2010).
    • Ken Snow … senior producer (9 episodes, 2010).
    • Dagmar Charlton … executive producer (8 episodes, 2005).
    • Rebecca Dienno … associate producer (8 episodes, 2005).
    • Malachi McGlone … field producer (8 episodes, 2005).
    • Laurie D. Muslow … senior casting producer (8 episodes, 2005).
    • Max Swedlow … senior story producer (8 episodes, 2005).
    • Fahm Fong Saeyang … associate producer (8 episodes, 2006).
    • Scott Cooper … supervising producer (8 episodes, 2007).
    • Kat Uyenco … senior segment producer (8 episodes, 2007).
    • Justin Medeiros … challenge producer (8 episodes, 2008).
    • Colleen Miller … line producer: opening sequence (8 episodes, 2008).
    • Heather Schuster … co-executive producer (8 episodes, 2008).
    • Jennifer White … segment producer / field producer (8 episodes, 2008).
    • Ayesha DeRaville … associate producer (8 episodes, 2010).
    • Jill Garelick … senior producer (8 episodes, 2010).
    • Tod Modisett … producer (7 episodes, 2006-2007).
    • Avigail Schotz … associate producer (7 episodes, 2006).
    • Jim Ackerman … executive producer (6 episodes, 2008-2010).
    • Carl Buehl … co-executive producer (5 episodes, 2006).
    • Natalie Allan … story associate producer / associate producer / story producer (5 episodes, 2010).
    • Cassidy Bernhard … story associate producer / associate producer (5 episodes, 2010).
    • Steve Bevilacqua … supervising producer (5 episodes, 2010).
    • Jason Hammonds … challenge producer (5 episodes, 2010).
    • Adam Hirsch … challenge associate producer (5 episodes, 2010).
    • Susan Hoenig … co-executive producer (5 episodes, 2010).
    • Shanna Igoe … talent producer (5 episodes, 2010).
    • Chase Levy … tradeout producer / producer (5 episodes, 2010).
    • Christian McLaughlin … executive producer (5 episodes, 2010).
    • Jeff Olde … executive producer (5 episodes, 2010).
    • Michael Pantaleo … segment producer (5 episodes, 2010).
    • Adam Rider … segment producer (5 episodes, 2010).
    • Carrie Riley-Paul … line producer (4 episodes, 2010).
    • Candice Sperling-Sussman … producer (4 episodes, 2010).
    • Gabriela Tavakoli … story producer (3 episodes, 2006).
    • Jeffrey Oliver … supervising producer (3 episodes, 2010).
    • Ayesha Moreno … overnight associate producer (2 episodes, 2010).
    • Tara Siener … producer (2 episodes, 2010).
    • Jennifer Christiano … associate producer (1 episode, 2006).
    • Richard Hall … executive producer (1 episode, 2006).
    • Todd Free … producer: Vh1.com extras (1 episode, 2008).
    • Whitney Hurst … associate producer (1 episode, 2008).
    • Kimi Kwock … associate producer (1 episode, 2008).
    • David Malkoff … challenge producer (1 episode, 2008).
    • Carter T. Mays … coordinating producer (1 episode, 2008).
    • Peter Ney … coordinating producer (1 episode, 2008).
    • John Paparazzo … associate producer (1 episode, 2008).
    • Caroline Perez … executive producer (1 episode, 2008).
    • Arrisen Towner … story producer (1 episode, 2008).
    • Melissa Varo … tradeout producer (1 episode, 2008).
    • Teri Weideman … field producer (1 episode, 2008).
    • Erin Haglund … producer (1 episode, 2010).
    • Greg Heller … supervising producer (2005) (unknown episodes).
    • Jeanne Begley … co-executive producer (unknown episodes).
    • Matt Bennett … associate producer (unknown episodes).
    • Jeanette Jolley … talent producer (unknown episodes).
    • Staness Jonekos … co-executive producer (unknown episodes).
    • Curt Northrup … executive producer (unknown episodes).
    • Hans van Riet … field producer (unknown episodes).
    • Brandi Wright … associate producer (unknown episodes).
  • Writer(s):
    • J. Holland Moore … (writer) (8 episodes, 2008).
  • Music:
    • Adam Malka … (7 episodes, 2005).
    • Adam Small … (4 episodes, 2008).
    • Steve Pageot … (3 episodes, 2006).
    • Jay Lazaroff … (3 episodes, 2010).
    • Craig Owens … (3 episodes, 2010).
    • Amjad Albasel … (1 episode, 2005).
    • Kim Carroll … (1 episode, 2005).
    • Shawn K. Clement … (1 episode, 2007).
    • Jason L. Mattia … (1 episode, 2008).
    • Bob Durham … (unknown episodes).
    • Julie Greaux … (unknown episodes).
    • Keith Ruggiero … (unknown episodes).
    • Jeremy Sweet … (unknown episodes).
    • Chaz Windus … (unknown episodes).
  • Cinematography:
    • Oktay Ortabasi … (38 episodes, 2005-2007).
    • Laurent Basset … (17 episodes, 2006-2007).
    • Bruce Dorfman … (17 episodes, 2008-2010).
    • Tim Obeck … (1 episode, 2005).
    • Jonathan Walls … (unknown episodes).
    • Warren Wolfe … (unknown episodes).
  • Editor(s):
    • Tim Warner … (23 episodes, 2005-2007).
    • Aaron Paul Rogers … (13 episodes, 2005-2010).
    • Andrew Thompson … (13 episodes, 2006).
    • Benoit Lefevre … (12 episodes, 2005-2006).
    • Robert Garry … (11 episodes, 2008-2010).
    • Matt Finton … (9 episodes, 2010).
    • Hudie Ayalon … (8 episodes, 2005).
    • Folmer Wiesinger … (8 episodes, 2007).
    • Michael Caballero … (8 episodes, 2008).
    • John Elerick … (7 episodes, 2008).
    • Teresa Lang … (6 episodes, 2008-2010).
    • Bo Price … (5 episodes, 2010).
    • Emily Hsuan … (3 episodes, 2006).
    • Chris Wicke … (3 episodes, 2010).
    • Frankie Le Nguyen … (2 episodes, 2008).
    • John Bergstresser … (1 episode, 2008).
    • Tom Danon … (1 episode, 2008).
    • Nick Gibbs … (1 episode, 2010).
    • Jay Conklin … (unknown episodes).
    • Jimmy Giritlian … (unknown episodes).
    • Tod Modisett … (unknown episodes).
    • Barry A. O’Brien … (unknown episodes).
  • Production:
    • Granada Entertainment.
    • Granada Television.
  • Distributor(s):
    • VH1 Television (all media).
    • ITV – Independent Television (2005) (UK) (TV).
  • Release Date:
    • Series 01: 09 January 2005 to 13 March 2005.
    • Series 02: 10 July 2005 to 04 September 2005.
    • Series 03: 01 January 2006 to 26 February 2006.
    • Series 04: 06 August 2006 to 24 September 2006.
    • Series 05: 22 April 2007 to 17 June 2007.
    • Series 06: 13 March 2008 to 27 April 2008.
    • Series 07: 08 February 2010 to 05 April 2010.
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Running Time: 60 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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