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[06/26/06 - 12:00 AM]
NBC's Hit Reality Show 'The Biggest Loser' to Hold Casting Calls Across the Nation

[via press release from NBC]

NBC'S HIT REALITY SHOW 'THE BIGGEST LOSER' TO HOLD CASTING CALLS ACROSS THE NATION

NBC'S HIT REALITY SHOW 'THE BIGGEST LOSER' TO HOLD CASTING CALLS ACROSS THE NATION

"The Biggest Loser" Casting Calls to be Held at Eight Locations Across the Country

BURBANK, Calif. � June 26, 2006-- NBC's hit reality show "The Biggest Loser" will conduct a special search in eight cities for new contestants by holding open casting calls across the country.

"The Biggest Loser" is looking for outgoing, charismatic and candid individuals who are at least 18 years of age. Candidates should be ready to make their weight-loss dreams a reality, in addition to possessing personality, desire and a competitive edge to vie for this chance of a lifetime.

"The Biggest Loser" casting teams guarantee the first 800 people in line will be seen. People will not be allowed to line up prior to 8:00 a.m.

Casting calls will be held in the following locations:

JULY 1
SEATTLE, WA
24 Hour Fitness
10 a.m.-6 p.m.
18930 29th Avenue
West Lynnwood, WA 98036
** Please wear soft-soled shoes. Hard-soled shoes will need to be removed before entering the interview area.

BOSTON, MA
The Rack
10 a.m.-6 p.m.
24 Clinton Street
Boston MA 02109

JACKSONVILLE, FL
Jacksonville Landing
10 a.m.-6 p.m.
2 Independent Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32202

JULY 2
MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Mall of America
10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Rotunta Court
60 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN 55425

JULY 8
SALT LAKE CITY, UT
KSL 5
10 a.m.-6 p.m.
55 North Third West
Salt Lake City, UT 84180
**Please do not bring any large bags, all bags subject to search. Parking available in east lot, fees may apply.

NEW YORK, NY
NBC Store
10 a.m.-6 p.m.
At Rockefeller Center
(Between 5th and 6th Avenue)
New York, NY

ATLANTA, GA
Wild Bill's Atlanta
10 a.m.-6 p.m.
2075 Market Street
Duluth, GA 30096

JULY 9
CHICAGO, IL
Rock Bottom Brewery
11 a.m.-7 p.m.
One W. Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60610

Caroline Rhea ("Sabrina, The Teenage Witch") hosts "The Biggest Loser" (Wednesdays 9-10 p.m. ET), an unscripted series in which two competing teams follow comprehensive diet and exercise plans to undergo radical physical makeovers without using surgery. The contestants recruited from across the nation will travel to Los Angeles to have ten weeks with access to two of the top trainers in Hollywood, all meals provided and a chance to win $250,000.

Viewers unable to attend the casting call but still want to be considered can log onto NBC.com, click "The Biggest Loser" and apply.

"The Biggest Loser" is a production of Reveille LLC, 25/7 Productions, 3 Ball Productions and NBC Universal Television Studio. Ben Silverman (NBC's "The Office," "Nashville Star"), Dave Broome ("Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope," "Radio Music Awards"), JD Roth ("Unanimous," "Beauty and the Geek") and Todd A. Nelson ("Unanimous," "Beauty and the Geek") are the executive producers. Mark Koops ("Blow Out," "The Restaurant") serves as co-executive producer.





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· BEAUTY AND THE GEEK (CW)
· BIGGEST LOSER, THE (NBC)
· BLOW OUT (BRAVO)
· NASHVILLE STAR (NBC)
· OFFICE, THE (NBC)
· RESTAURANT, THE (NBC)
· SABRINA, THE TEENAGE WITCH (WB)
· UNAN1MOUS (FOX)





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