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.
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.)
November 6, 2013 |
NBC's Tuesday ratings streak is still alive, even with "The Voice" falling a bit with this week's round of live performances. With "The Voice" and "The Biggest Loser," NBC was the highest-rated network for the seventh Tuesday in a row, drawing a 2.9 in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, according to early numbers from Nielsen. Tuesday night's episode of "The Voice" -- a strong outing for judge-coach Christina Aguilera's team -- fell 8% to a 3.3 in the young adults demo, but it was still the top-rated telecast in prime time.
January 7, 2013 |
"The Biggest Loser" is back for Season 14. We could talk about Jillian Michael's return on sky-high heels. Or the jaw-dropping moment when Nikki said, "I'm gonna take the door. " Or the fact that T.C. lost 15 pounds in one week and yet was still sent home for not losing enough weight. But, really, there's just one thing to talk about: The kids. The decision to add three teenagers to the cast this year has been fraught with controversy, condemned sight unseen. The National Assn.
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 13, 2013 |
"The Biggest Loser" producers continue to stay mum in the face of "cheating scandal" headlines. But one person who is talking -- kind of -- says the return of "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard is the real deal. Viewers were shocked when this week's weigh-in began with news that trainer Jillian Michaels broke rules by giving her teammates caffeine supplements. As a result, the earlier week's weigh-in was overturned, paving the way for the return of Studdard, the highest profile player ever to take part in NBC's weight-loss reality show.