U.S. net Lifetime has tapped former sitcom star Tracey Gold (pictured) to front Starving Secrets, an unscripted series focusing on women’s attempts to battle bulimia, anorexia and other major eating disorders.
The six-episode series, originally announced in May of this year and produced by GRB Entertainment, will premiere December 2 at 10 p.m. EST, immediately following the debut of America’s Most Wanted.
In each hour-long episode of the show, Gold – best known for her role in the sitcom Growing Pains – will work with women in the grips of anorexia or bulimia as she uses her own experience “to reach them in ways no one else can,” according to the network.
Along with a team of specialists, Gold will help these women confront the reality of their conditions and find the treatment they need to begin to turn their lives around.
“Twenty years ago when I became ill with anorexia, there was very little information available to me,” Gold said. “The people and stories in my show will portray the horror and loneliness we experience in battling this terrible disease.
“Whether you know a wife, husband, son, daughter or friend in trouble, you will learn some very hard lessons and also see that for some, like me, there is light at the end of the tunnel.”
Gary R. Benz and Michael Branton (Intervention) serve as executive producers, along with Gold and Ted Haimes (Aftermath with William Shatner). Hollie Lobosky (Celebrity Fit Club) is co-executive producer, along with Rob Sharenow, Gena McCarthy and Sandy Varo Jarrell of Lifetime.