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BIGGEST LOSER, THE [DELETED]
Air Date: Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST on NBC
Episode Title: (#1501) "EPISODE 1501"
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"THE BIGGEST LOSER"

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10/08/2013 (08:00PM - 09:00PM) (Tuesday) : INSPIRING CONTESTANTS, INCLUDING SHOW'S FIRST CELEBRITY PLAYER, RUBEN STUDDARD, UPLIFTING "SECOND CHANCES" THEME AND POWERFUL NEW ROLES FOR THE TRAINERS HIGHLIGHT SEASON 15 - "The Biggest Loser" returns with 15 inspiring contestants - including the show's first celebrity player, Ruben Studdard, an uplifting "Second Chances" theme and powerful new roles for trainers Bob Harper, Jillian Michaels and Dolvett Quince. For the first time ever in the show's history, trainers sat in on casting sessions and helped select the new contestants, and also received a "trainer save," allowing each one to save one eliminated contestant from going home. Contestants eager for a second chance to reclaim their health and re-write their futures include "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard, this season's heaviest contestant at 462 pounds, David Brown, who lost his first wife to an almost decade-long battle with cancer and is now fighting for his life so he can be there for his daughters, and Tanya Winfield, a single mom addicted to food who grew up with a teenage mom addicted to drugs, who is eager to break the cycle of addiction in her family. Also competing this season will be Olympic weight lifter Holley Mangold, hoping to get in the best shape possible for a second chance at gold in the 2016 Olympics, and Matt Hooper, who postponed his wedding to be on the show so he could give his fianc´┐Ż the best physical version of himself. Alison Sweeney hosts the series.

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BIGGEST LOSER, THE (NBC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
10/19/04 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
15 (15 episodes)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its 15th season on 2/4/14; has yet to be renewed for a 16th season
DESCRIPTION:
(from NBC's press release, September 2013) Fifteen inspiring contestants - including the show's first celebrity player, Ruben Studdard, an uplifting "Second Chances" theme and fun, new creative elements ignite season 15 of NBC's popular series "The Biggest Loser," premiering Tuesday, October 8 (8-9 p.m. ET). Alison Sweeney hosts the series featuring charismatic trainers Bob Harper, Jillian Michaels and Dolvett Quince, who have helped contestants lose over 26,600 pounds collectively during 14 seasons of the motivational show. On the trainer side, new creative elements are being introduced this season that give Bob, Jillian and Dolvett more powerful roles. For the first time ever in the show's history, trainers sat in on casting sessions and helped select the new contestants. Also, the trainers will be empowered with a "trainer save" in season 15, allowing each one to save one eliminated contestant from going home. In addition, "The Biggest Loser" will start the season with one-hour telecasts on Tuesdays (8-9 p.m.). There may be selected two-hour telecasts as it moves closer to its Feb. 4 finale.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Alison Sweeney as Host
· Bob Harper as Trainer
· Dolvett Quince as Trainer
· Jillian Michaels as Trainer
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Anna Kournikova as Trainer
· Brett Hoebel as Trainer
· Cara Castronuova as Trainer
· Caroline Rhea as Host
· Kim Lyons as Trainer
CREW INFORMATION:
· Ben Silverman as EP
· Dave Broome as EP
· Eden Gaha as EP
· J.D. Roth as EP
· Lisa Hennessy as EP
· Todd A. Nelson as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (competition)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· 25/7 Productions
· Shine America