Tuesday, September 13 2005
THE BIGGEST LOSER --(8:00PM-9:30PM) --(TV-PG)
"201 - Season Premiere"
Caroline Rhea ("Sabrina, the Teenage Witch") returns to host the second season of this unscripted and life-altering one-hour reality series which challenges and encourages overweight contestants from across the country as they compete for a grand prize of $250,000 in a safe and recommended manner through comprehensive diet and exercise. This special 90-minute season premiere episode introduces the 14 strong-willed yet hopeful contestants who arrive at a ranch to lose weight, and quickly face their first temptation: a room full of their favorite foods! After the food, they're broken up into teams, and encounter a surprise twist; it's men vs. women! This time the red team is all women and the blue team is all men, with each team under the supervision of professional trainers Jillian Michaels (red team) and Bob Harper (blue team), who quickly put them through their paces in a grueling first workout. Later, the first challenge offers the teams a once in a lifetime opportunity when they take off in a jet to experience weightlessness while competing in a game in zero gravity.