January 20, 2012 |
If you are like most Americans, you vowed to lose weight and exercise regularly in 2012. And, if you are like most Americans, you probably have already given up. Well, "Biggest Loser" trainer Bob Harper would like to get you back on the health-and-fitness path. And he'd like you to do it by talking to your food. And to your treadmill. Actually, he would like you to scream profanities at them. Welcome to Bob Harper's " ... You " diet. (You know what the expletive is, people, but we are not allowed to write it out on our website, so use your imagination.)
January 8, 2013 |
"The Biggest Loser" counts on Jillian Michaels being tough. Her no-nonsense, hands-off-the-treadmill, in-your-face antics make for exceptionally good TV! But is she being too tough, too no-nonsense as she returns to the show? (Put another way: Is she shooting herself in the stiletto?!?) And is the white team paying the price? Granted, the viewer at home is seeing just a sliver of the time that Michaels has spent with her team. And no doubt, we're seeing far more of the screaming, bellowing and ranting side of Michaels because, again, that makes for good TV. But it seemed like Michaels had zero mercy for Nikki and, in the beginning, T.C. and Nathan.
November 22, 2013 |
The contestants on "The Biggest Loser" are just that - players in a reality show game who are subjected to harsh workouts, screeching coaches and weigh-ins on national television. The role is not for everyone, not even for everyone desperate to lose weight. There is, however, the possibility of an alternative performance; we'll call it "Biggest Loser" lite. The setting? The hills above Malibu. The Biggest Loser Resort is definitely a resort, with lots of wood and glass in the main building nestled among tall evergreens, a hot tub, delicious spa food served by waiters and other amenities.
November 11, 2010 |
In a dispute over union representation, crew members on the hit reality TV show "The Biggest Loser" have gone on strike. The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, which represents more than 110,000 workers in the entertainment industry, confirmed Wednesday that it was leading a strike against the show after crew members sought to join the union. "This is a top-rated prime-time television show, and the crew remains unified," IATSE International President Matthew Loeb said in a statement.
October 16, 2013 |
It looks like "The Biggest Loser" is tipping the ratings scales a bit less than the last time around. The NBC weight-loss reality show, which opened its 15th season Tuesday night on NBC, drew 7 million viewers and a rating of 2.2 in the key 18-49 demographic, according to early figures from Nielsen. The demo number is down 27% from its last season premiere in January, which got a special airing on a Sunday night. The rating fell from last season's comparable first episode in its regular time slot by 8%. However, "Biggest Loser" is up in total viewers.
January 4, 2011 |
Bob Harper isn't going anywhere. Season 11 of "The Biggest Loser" starts Tuesday on NBC with the biggest twist the weight-loss show has ever seen: Contestants must choose between working out with Harper and Jillian Michaels or with two unknown trainers. Why would anyone choose the latter? Because it comes with four weeks immunity from elimination ? the most valuable prize the show has to offer short of the $250,000 payday awaiting the contestant who loses the largest percentage of his or her body weight.